Thanks to a new demo, Capcom has revealed how the new Spirit Medium Vision works in Ace Attorney 6.
The demo goes back to the trial of young monk-in-training Bokuto Tsuani, defended by Phoenix Wright himself. In the prosecution’s corner is the disgraced Gaspen Payne, now the top prosecutor in the kingdom of Kurain.
In spite of Payne’s position, attorneys are actually considered unwelcome in Kurain, as their spirit medium abilities are so strong that they can decide cases on their own. Attorneys can only delay the insights mediums can bring, especially when they use their Mystic Vision power to observe a dying person’s last moments.
However, in gameplay, Phoenix has a hand in gathering evidence when mediums do their thing. In this case, Lefya, the princess of Kurain and the Oracle of Spirits, intercedes to gather more evidence that Bokuto Tsuani is not willing to divulge.
Lefya performs a ritual, starting with a holy dance, and then channeling the victim’s spirit. At the center of the court room is the Water Mirror, and the spirit will manifest in the mirror, to launch a mini-game. In this mini-game, you are asked to choose to look up certain moments in a person’s final memories. In the course of selecting and pursuing certain moments and threads of logic, the sensations associated with each moment, such as smell or taste, can waver or manifest stronger.
You can pause a moment by pressing L, or speed them up pressing Y or A. What you want to do, much like with a piece of evidence, is find a moment that contradicts the testimony, or changes the meaning and context of the memory itself. In essence, using the memory is similar to using evidence in other Ace Attorney games.