Purge Blood Maidens + Beware of Dungeon Gimmicks in Mary Skelter™ 2


LOS ANGELES, CA., October 9, 2019 - Every step you take can lead you to riches or defeat! This week, we have two updates for the upcoming release of Mary Skelter™ 2:

Website (System):

Jail Trial
Jail Control
Purge Corruption



Mary Skelter 2 will launch 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. It can be pre-purchased on the Nintendo eShop starting on October 15 at a 20% discount. The game will also have a 20% weeklong discount upon the game's launch.

Mary Skelter 2 also contains the first installment of the series, Mary Skelter™: Nightmares, which includes revamped systems and balances to the original release.

In partnership with Limited Run Games, an exclusive Nintendo Switch™ physical preorder of Mary Skelter 2 is coming soon on November 26!

The preorder page will be announced at a later date. Both physical and digital release of Mary Skelter 2 include all original content from the Japanese release.

Each Jail environment in Mary Skelter 2 is filled with dungeon gimmicks that can slow you down or hurt your party members. Try to avoid these gimmicks especially when escaping a Nightmare! Pay close attention to switches and triggers that will open up hidden passages that lead to hidden treasures.

Each Blood Maiden has a unique skill known as a "Blood Ability" that can help solve dungeon puzzles. Cinderella's "Twelve Dash" skill allows your party to move quickly for 12 seconds, but can stun you if you run into a wall. Twelve Dash can help your party traverse quickly through gimmick-heavy dungeon areas and also assist you in running away from a Nightmare. Snow White's "Poison Bomb" ability allows her to set a timed bomb on the ground that can destroy cracked walls and even damage Nightmares. Just don't get too close because it can damage you too! Experiment with different Blood Maidens and party formations, so you can use all of their Blood Abilities to explore the dungeons!

Website System Updates:

Jail Trial: The "Jail Trial" is a new system for Mary Skelter: Nightmares and Mary Skelter 2 where players can place special conditions on their dungeon expeditions for additional challenges. Adding these challenges, such as "no saves" or "no item use" increases the risk of failure, but successfully completing Jail Trials can be rewarding. The more difficult the Jail Trial, the better the rewards!

Jail Control: First introduced in Mary Skelter: Nightmares, Jail Control in Mary Skelter 2 has been revamped where players can alter the Jail Bonus Roulette with their own Jail Pieces. Instead of activating a random Jail Roulette buff like in the original release of Mary Skelter: Nightmares, players can obtain Jail Pieces found in dungeons or through Blood Flowers and customize their Jail Roulette to fit their party's needs.

The Jail Bonus Roulette is a roulette system that activates during battle when fulfilling a Jail's 3 desires (Hunger, Sleep, and Libido). These are indicated by the meters on the top right corner of the screen during dungeon areas.

Hunger - This desire is fulfilled through blood splatters from battle or throwing Marchen blood on the dungeon walls.
Libido - This desire is fulfilled through exploring the dungeon and finding "emotion points". "Emotion points" are heart-shaped icons and are scattered throughout the dungeons.
Sleep - This desire is fulfilled by the amount of steps and puzzles you solve within the dungeon.

The Jail Roulette can provide additional buffs to the party and damage or debuff enemies. Some examples of buffs include Jail Pieces such as "Damaging Piece" that deals damage to all enemies or the "HP Heal Piece" that heals HP for 2 allies. Strategize Jail Pieces to increase your attack power or even fill the Jail Roulette with HP Heal Pieces for a 100% chance to heal your party members!

Purging Corruption: The harshness of battle will slowly corrupt the minds of the Blood Maidens. Corruption can lead the Blood Maidens to enter Blood Skelter mode and they will attack anything and everything around them, even their allies!

You can purge the Corruption by visiting the Rescue Center in the Liberated District, where you will remove the Corruption by touching where it is on the Blood Maiden's body. If the purge is successful, the Corruption will be lifted and the Blood Maiden will gain stat boosts!

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 – 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!

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