Following a series of leaks late last month, Compile Heart has officially announced Mary Skelter 2 for the PlayStation 4. Much like the first Mary Skelter, Mary Skelter 2 will be a dungeon-crawling RPG. Compile Heart has moved away from the Vita with this announcement, but fans of the original do have some good news. With this release of Mary Skelter 2, Compile Heart will remake Mary Skelter: Nightmares based on user feedback. This remake will come free of charge with Mary Skelter 2. Preorders will also come with a code for the Love Prison Tower Mary Skelter visual novel, which will not be available separately. Mary Skelter 2 will launch on June 28th in Japan.
Mary Skelter 2 sees a return to the “Jail,” a living prison for humanity. Following the events of Mary Skelter, Tsuu, the Little Mermaid, and Jack find themselves fighting against the monsters and their masters once more. With the three fighting to free themselves from the Jail, and escape the madness that follows, one could safely expect Mary Skelter 2 to blend Grimm’s fairytales with psychological horror once more. Compile Heart is advertising the second Mary Skelter game as a “puzzle solving, panic, and active 3D dungeon RPG.” This suggests that you will once again have to set traps to delay the Nightmares that chase your party.
Mary Skelter: Nightmares, while it was praised for its characters and atmosphere, suffered from a number of unfortunate bugs and issues. With the latest announcement, Compile Heart announced that they will be making changes for both the remake and 2. They will spend additional time balancing and bug testing, as well as making a number of quality-of-life changes to the interface. Despite the lack of an English announcement, as Mary Skelter was localized for the West, one would expect its sequel to come to our shores eventually. Mary Skelter 2 launches in Japan on June 28th, exclusively for the PS4.