From the Idea Factory Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CA., August 14, 2019 – We are happy to announce that the Nintendo eShop page for the first-person dungeon RPG, Mary Skelter™ 2, is now live. The Iffy-cial Website has also been updated with new character profiles and system information:
- Character Profiles: Otsuu, Little Mermaid, and Nightmare Jack
- System: Battle Basics, Kagome-Kagome Effect, and Revisit
Mary Sketler™: Nightmares
Mary Skelter 2 also contains the first installment of the series,
Mary Skelter: Nightmares, which includes revamped systems and balances to the original release. Check out the character profiles and the system descriptions below.
Mary Skelter 2 will be available digitally for the Nintendo Switch™ for $39.99/£35.99 on October 22 at 11AM PT in North America and in Europe on October 23 at 11AM CEST. The game will have a 20% discount for the first week of its launch.
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.
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.
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.
Battle Basics – The player’s battle party consists of Otsuu, Jack, and 5 other members. In this turn-based dungeon RPG, players will use attacks that strike at enemy weaknesses, and doing Overkill finishes will draw enemy blood that can splatter on to the area and characters.The blood splattered on the characters can be “licked” off of them to activate special Blood Skills, but one can choose to let the blood splatter accumulate to activate the furious power of Massacre mode and Blood Skelter mode.
- Massacre Mode – When the character’s turn comes and the blood icon is filled, the character will enter Massacre mode. In Massacre mode, the character’s form and speech changes, as well as a boosts in stats. Players also gain access to powerful Massacre skills.
- Blood Skelter Mode – If a Blood Maiden’s Corruption gauge is filled and she continues to be exposed to blood, she will enter a deeper state of madness called Blood Skelter mode. The berserk state during Blood Skelter mode will cause the Blood Maidens to attack enemies and allies. Avoid the Blood Skelter Mode or use it to your advantage during battle. Players can utilize Nightmare Jack’s special Purge command to bring the Blood Maiden out of their Blood Skelter state.
Kagome-Kagome Effect – Using a weapon that has a “Bloodshot” effect can bring about the Kagome-Kagome effect where enemies take massive bleed damage, and are forced to turn their back towards you. Enemies that have been affected are open to attacks. Players can strategize by focusing attacks on the hapless enemy, or use this opportunity to take down the other enemies.
Revisit Mary Skelter: Nightmares – The game is designed so that players can play Mary Skelter: Nightmares after clearing Mary Skelter 2. However, players can unlock Mary Skelter: Nightmares as a free AoC if players would like to play it before completing Mary Skelter 2. Once Mary Skelter: Nightmares is unlocked, players can toggle between either of the games at the title screen. We highly recommend playing Mary Skelter 2 first and then
Mary Skelter: Nightmares.
About Mary Skelter: Nightmares
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!
About Mary Skelter 2
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 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!