Idea Factory Announces Mary Skelter 2 Western Release For Nintendo Switch

Published: May 11, 2019 2:21 PM /


Idea Factory Announces Mary Skelter 2 Western Release For Nintendo Switch

If you enjoyed the JRPG dungeon crawler Mary Skelter: Nightmares (Our Preview at E3 2017), you'll be happy to know that Mary Skelter 2 is coming to Western audiences, specifically for North America and Europe, on the Nintendo Switch. Ideas Factory is proud to announce the release for Western audiences, though a release window is still to be determined. Fans who pick Mary Skelter 2 on the Switch will also get the original Mary Skelter: Nightmares, except with revamped systems and balances to the original release.

Mary Skelter: Nightmares was originally released for the PlayStation Vita in September 2017. It featured a dungeon crawl where nightmares actively stalk the player as the explored dungeons, and you could fight back with the dungeon's gimmicks or the Blood Maiden's abilities in a turn-based battle system, class changes, and a blood-powered transformation system.

Mary Skelter 2 takes those core elements and evolves on them to bring you a world teeming with twists and turns, topped with a new battle feature. Jack, the protagonist of Mary Skelter: Nightmares, is now a nightmare himself. Players can use his nightmare powers to defeat enemies, but that comes at a cost. The game is set in an alternate reality that includes familiar characters from the original game, and players must relive the torturous dungeon experiments to find ways to feed an almost insatiable prison. It is up to you to escape this prison and find sanctuary, or fall prey to madness and nightmares.

Some key features include a "Nightmare Hunt" mode where the nightmare chases you through the dungeons in real-time. They cannot be defeated unless players manage to destroy the core of the dungeon. Otherwise, you'll have to stun a nightmare in order to escape. You can also use Nightmare Jack to help along the way, but you should pay attention to his heart rate meter. Once it reaches a certain limit, he will turn into Ripper Jack and go berserk. And while in Ripper Jack mode, Otsuu also risks going into Blood Skelter mode, causing her to go berserk too.

There's also a Jail Trial battle system that adds another degree of difficulty by setting dungeon conditions such as "no saves" or "no heals." Each successful Jail Trail run will provide you with better item drops and more experience. If you collect Jail Pieces, you can add these items to a randomized roulette with beneficial results.

Mary Skelter 2 will come to North America and Europe for Nintendo Switch at a release window to be announced by Idea Factory. You can follow the developer on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for more updates.

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Richard Costa
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