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"Pursuit ~ Cornered" is a frequently ripped track from the game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.


"Pursuit"[1] is a recurring title given to tracks from the Ace Attorney series. The track first appeared with the subtitle "Cornered" in the first game (Gyakuten Saiban), and is composed by Masakazu Sugimori (who is also the composer for Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective). The piece appears whenever the protagonist manages to find decisive contradictions in witnesses' testimonies, exposing their lies in front of all and pressing them to tell the truth (hence the title of the track).

"Pursuit ~ Cornered" is one of the most iconic and appreciated song from the series; part of it coming from the sheer satisfaction brought by the sound of it, as it is often heard at the end of long court sessions against deplorable lying criminals. The naming scheme would eventually be reused for similar situations in later games in the series (though not composed by Sugimori anymore):

The "Cornered" version is still used occasionally as the leitmotif of Phoenix Wright[2], appearing in Trials and Tribulations, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, and Project X Zone 2, as well as the anime adaptation and live-action movie.

The track is often humorously compared to the song "CheetahMen Theme" from the otherwise infamously bad game Action 52.[3]


See also: Category:Pursuit ~ Cornered

The track first appeared in a rip not from the Ace Attorney series, namely "Theme of Phoenix Wright (Cornered) - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3", a "corrupted" rip of the remix of the theme; it was followed three days later by "Pursuit ~ Cornered - Variation - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney", a K.K. Slider remix of the song.

There are currently 11 rips of "Pursuit ~ Cornered" on the channel: 8 from the first DS game, 2 from the original Japanese GBA game, and 1 from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. There are no memes associated to it on the channel, although Phoenix Wright has appeared as a character.

External links


  1. "Pursuit" on Ace Attorney Wiki
  2. "Phoenix Wright" on Ace Attorney Wiki
  3. Mashup of the two from 2009
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General Characters: Law & DisorderDick GumshoeMaya Fey
Frequently ripped tracks Maya Fey ~ Turnabout Sisters 2001Pursuit ~ Cornered
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The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures (JP)
Related Gyakuten Saiban Jazz Album ~Gyakuten Meets Jazz Soul~
Crossovers Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
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