Idea Factory International has released new details on the Blood Meter System and characters featured in their upcoming dungeon crawling RPG Mary Skelter: Nightmare.
Jack's party of Blood Maidens, prisoners who possess the power to fight Marchens, overcome the Jail's obstacles thanks to their special blood-activated abilities. Blood Maidens have two meters a Blood Meter and a Corruption Meter. Overkills trigger blood splatter which fills up the Blood Meter. Once it's full, she'll enter Massacre mode, which strengthens her power during battle.
But be careful, massive damage to the party and KO's fill the Corruption Meter. A full Corruption Meter causes the Blood Maiden to lose control... And then she'll enter Blood Skelter mode. In this powerful berserk mode, she will indiscriminately attack enemies and allies. Only Jack's Mary Gun can stop them. Strategically balancing Massacre mode, Blood Skelter mode, and watching the meters is the key to victory.
The publisher also released new characters highlights for four of the Blood Maidens players will meet in Mary Skelter: Nightmare.
- Thumbelina - The oldest of the three Blood Maiden sisters. She pushes Jack around and is so prideful that she can't even compliment him.
- Snow White - The second oldest of the three sisters. She has a gentle personality and is kind to Jack. Despite her best intentions, she ends up complicating things. She's afraid of looking into mirrors.
- Sleeping Beauty - The youngest of the three sisters. She's comforting to Jack when he feels down. She's almost always sleepy, so she expresses most opinions with a simple nod or by shaking her head.
- Kaguya - A lazy Blood Maiden who spends most of her time in her room. She uses her special ride, Bamboo 1, to move around or to fight. It takes a while for her to open up to Jack.
RPG Mary Skelter: Nightmares will release exclusively for PS Vita on the 19th of September in North America and on the 22nd of September in Europe. The game will receive a digital and a physical release and will be compatible with the PlayStation TV.