Idea Factory International have announced that Mary Skelter 2 will be released on October 22nd in North America (11AM PT / 2PM ET), and October 23rd in Europe (10AM BST / 11AM CEST). Players who get the game at launch will be able to get a 20% off discount, though only during the launch week.
As mentioned when the game was first announced, this release includes Mary Skelter: Nightmares (the first entry in the series). This version features revamped systems and balance adjustments.
Originally released for the PlayStation®Vita in September 2017, in Mary Skelter: Nightmares, powerful Nightmares actively stalk the player as you run through the dungeon—fight back with the dungeons’ gimmicks or the Blood Maidens’ abilities! Using a turn-based battle system, class changes, a blood-powered transformation system, and more, you and your party must solve the dungeons’ mysteries and satisfy the prison’s desires. In Mary Skelter 2, players can play the full revamp of Mary Skelter: Nightmares!
Also, Idea Factory have shared a few character profiles for the game, introducing the following characters:
The protagonist who is also a Blood Maiden associated with Dawn. She made a vow of matrimony with Little Mermaid in their youth, and carries herself in a princely manner so she can become “Little Mermaid’s true prince.” At times, her timidity peeks from under her front, but she’s straightforward and trustworthy at heart and will fight for her friends. She has a Blood Libido of wanting to return favors, which she is trying to hold back. Because of this, she is often heard using the word “owe,” just so that she doesn’t need to return favors. Otsuu is the only one who seems to be able to understand Nightmare Jack.
- Little Mermaid
A very thoughtful girl who finds happiness in bringing happiness to others. She speaks in a soft tone, and gets along well with others, but she is very bold and may sometimes take actions that surprise those around her. She asked Otsuu to become her “prince” when Otsuu proposed to her in their youth. She’s embarrassed she said that, but at the same time, she holds great affection towards Otsuu who is trying to fulfill her wish.
- Nightmare Jack
A brave boy who sacrificed himself to save Little Mermaid. As he lay dying, his anger about his own weakness attracted mysterious vines that transformed him into a Nightmare. In this new form, he’s unintelligible, but his kind heart remains to help support the Blood Maidens in battle. Despite his gentle nature, too much trauma can send him on a rampage, so he sticks close to Otsuu – the only one with whom he can communicate and be calmed.
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Finally, here’s some more details about Mary Skelter 2, along with the list of key features and a few screenshots:
Mary Skelter 2 evolves the core elements in Mary Skelter: Nightmares to bring to you a world teeming with twists and turns, topped with a new battle feature where the previous protagonist, Jack, is now a Nightmare. Players can use his Nightmare powers to defeat enemies, but at a maddening cost. Set in an alternate reality that includes familiar characters from the first installment, players must relive the torturous dungeon experiences and find ways to feed an almost insatiable prison. Will you be able to escape this prison it could and find sanctuary or will you fall into the clutches of madness?
- Don’t Go Chasing Nightmares – When a white haze appears, a Nightmare is near! When spotted by a Nightmare, players enter “Chase Mode,” where the Nightmare will chase you through the Jail in real-time. Escape the Nightmare’s clutches without the help of a mini-map by fleeing the white haze. When caught by a Nightmare’s gaze, players enter battle where they will have to temporarily stun the Nightmare by attacking its weak points. Destroy the Jail’s core and complete the dungeon by defeating the Nightmare!
- Jack is a Dull Boy – Jack, the protagonist from Mary Skelter: Nightmares, has now turned into Nightmare Jack. He can still help you along the way, but be wary of his heart rate meter! Once his heart rate reaches a certain limit, he will turn into Ripper Jack, causing him to go berserk. When in Ripper Jack mode, Otsuu also risks going into Blood Skelter mode, which will cause her to go berserk too! With first game, Mary Skelter: Nightmares included, you can play through an alternate world where Jack is the main protagonist.
- Build Your Own Blood Maiden – When leveling Blood Maidens, players can use CP points to level up skills and learn new ones. Surprise enemies by teaching party members to learn from 5 different jobs beyond their specialties, which can alter a Blood Maidens’ abilities, the gear they can equip, and even their appearance. Mix-and-match skills based on your playing style!
- Farm for Blood, Reap the Benefits – Use Blood Crystals to plant Blood Flowers, which can be harvested for additional items. Splash Blood Flowers with Marchen blood for an increased chance of getting rarer items when harvested. There are no two same items, so remember to keep harvesting and reap all the benefits!
Mary Skelter 2 (Switch) comes out on August 22nd in Japan, October 22nd in North America, and October 23rd in Europe. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: Idea Factory International