Until the two-disc official release hits on June 24th, Court Record's Bolt Storm has been giving us an extended taste of the soundtrack for the just-released/upcoming Gyakuten Kenji/Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth with his own recordings. Check 'em out here:
Iwadare's back for composing duties since Gyakuten Saiban 3, and I'm really digging what I'm hearing. Catchy, upbeat compositions ride on a jazz sensibility, with a heavy emphasis on the use of piano, likely to portray the elegance of main protagonist Miles Edgeworth. There are several instances where he culls from Akemi Kimura's "Great Revival" from GS2, the theme long since designated for Edgeworth's theme. You can hear this in the new versions of the Confrontation theme (the game's new version of the Examination themes from the first four games), both Moderate and Allegro variations. On the other hand, his Final Examination and new Pressing Pursuit ~ Cornered themes sounds right at home as a Grandia battle theme, and they ROCK.
Big points for the incredibly slick new arrangement of Detective Gumshoe's theme, and new character Kay Faraday borders dangerously close to the same fun, addictive charm of the original Steel Samurai theme.