Today Idea Factory International released a new batch of screenshots of its upcoming dungeon JRPG Mary Skelter 2.
The images showcase a look at a variety of systems like Blood Farm, Gifts, Jobs, Blood Devolution, and Skill Customization.
Here’s an overview straight from the press release.
Training – Jobs: Each Blood Maiden has the ability to change into 5 different jobs, which can ultimately alter their abilities, the gear they can equip, and their overall appearance. The Jobs available for each Blood Maiden may differ from other Blood Maidens and it’s up to the player to tailor their party to their own liking.
In the case of the main protagonist, Otsuu, she has access to a variety of unique jobs that other Blood Maidens do not have, which allows her to fill in the gaps and weaknesses of a party’s setup. Choose from a variety of Jobs and create your own unique party!
Training – Blood Packs: The Blood Maidens can learn special skills from using Blood Packs! Blood Packs can be acquired from Blood Farm harvesting and by finding them in dungeons. Note that you will need to first unlock the Blood Pack’s abilities through “Blood Pack Appraisal”. Once the blood packs are appraised, you can use them on your Blood Maidens to awaken new powers!
Blood Farm: Inside dungeons, players can raise Blood Flowers – special flowers that can be grown in Blood Farms and fully bloom into special items. Splash Marchen Blood on your Blood Flowers for a higher chance of getting rarer items.
Gifts: Provide Blood Maidens gifts or interior items to increase their affection. Once you reach a certain affection level, a Blood Maiden may give you special items and also unlock special CGs.
Blood Devolution: The Blood Devolution system allows players to reset a Blood Maiden’s level to a lower level, so players can level up the character again to gain better stats and skills. While it is beneficial to gain new stats and skills, Blood Devolution can be difficult for players since they will have to relearn skills they’ve used previously.
Skill Customization: When Blood Maidens level up, they gain CP that can be used to level up skills and learn new ones. Players can also use the skills learned across different jobs, which allows players to craft a unique Blood Maiden!
You can check out the screenshots below.
Mary Skelter 2 will launch in North America and Europe exclusively for Nintendo Switch respectively on October 22 and October 23. It will include the original game, Mary Skelter: Nightmares.
The Switch exclusivity is an interesting choice considering that the game is skipping the PS4 version, which was actually the first released in Japan. We don’t know the actual reason, but we can certainly imagine it.