Idea Factory International has revealed that Mary Skelter 2 will receive a release on Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe.
The game is said to expand upon the core elements found in PS Vita title Mary Skelter: Nightmares, bringing "a world teeming with twists and turns" to Switch. It features a brand new battle feature where previous protagonist, Jack, is now a Nightmare who can be used to defeat enemies, but at a cost.
Expect to find plenty more "torturous" dungeon experiences, familiar faces from the first game, and all of the features listed below (screenshots are taken from the Japanese PS4 version):
Don’t Go Chasing Nightmares – Each Jail has 3 desires that players will need to fill up to provide bonuses and satisfy the Jail’s mood. However, if the Jail’s mood worsens, players will notice a white mist, signifying that a Nightmare is near and ready to fight. If the Nightmare gets too close, players will enter “Nightmare Hunt” mode, where the Nightmare will chase you through the dungeon in real-time. Nightmares cannot be defeated unless players destroy the core of the dungeon. Otherwise, players will have to stun a Nightmare to escape!
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.
Go Directly to Jail – Add another degree of difficulty by setting dungeon conditions like “no saves or heals” with the Jail Trial battle system. Successfully completing a Jail Trial provides better item drops and more experience! Want more special bonuses to help you through dungeons? By collecting Jail Pieces, players can add these items to a randomized roulette that can have beneficial results!
Farm for Blood, Reap The Benefits – Use Blood Crystals to plant Blood Flowers, which can be harvested for additional items. In a dungeon area where Blood Flowers are planted, splash them with Marchen Blood by performing a critical hit on enemies during battle to get even rarer items!
If you're new to the series, don't worry; Mary Skelter 2 will launch with a revamped version of the first game included, helping you to catch up on all your Mary Skelter needs. We'll keep an eye out for a release date.
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