Mary Skelter: Nightmares and Mary Skelter 2 Announced for Nintendo Switch

Publisher Idea Factory International have recently announced that the JPRG styled dungeon-crawler Mary Skelter 2 will be making it way to the Nintendo Switch as a digital download via the Nintendo eShop at some point in the near future within North America and Europe. That’s not all; as all copies of Mary Skelter 2 will also come with the first game in the series, Mary Skelter: Nightmares, of which will feature updated gameplay mechanics and visuals.

Mary Skelter: Nightmares, which is the first game in the Mary Skelter franchise, was originally released onto the PlayStation Vita in Japan before being localised and released in the West on the same console, with a Windows PC (Steam) release following shortly after. Mary Skelter 2 meanwhile was released onto the PlayStation 4 in Japan, and also included an ehanced version of Mary Skelter: Nightmares bundled with the game.

However for its Western release, and most likely as a result of Sony’s change of view on questionable content as the original Japaese game was patched shortly after release to comply with these new standards, Idea Factory International have opted to give Mary Skelter its debut Nintendo Switch variation in the form of a digital release across Europe and North America. Further release details have yet to be announced but information about each game can be found below.

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?

Key Features:

  • 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!

Further details surrounding Mary Skelter on the Nintendo Switch will be announced a later date.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

One Response to Mary Skelter: Nightmares and Mary Skelter 2 Announced for Nintendo Switch

  1. Glad this isn’t coming to PS4. Gotta hit Sony where it hurts so they stop censoring stuff.

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