Do you hear the sounds that go bump in the night? Did you sleep well last night? Idea Factory International scares up some early frights with the PlayStation Vita release of Mary Skelter: Nightmares this week in North America. If you can keep your eyes open long enough without following that creeping shadow in the corner of your vision, now is the best time to take a look at the playable characters featured in this dungeon crawling JRPG.
Enter The Waking Nightmare of ‘Mary Skelter’
Enter a city unlike any other – one where the deepest despairs of the human mind have become manifest since the appearance of the mysterious ‘jail‘. The jail’s mere presence has turned this cities inhabitants into unwilling prisoners ruled over by mysterious monstrosities known as “machens“. Players will join a boy named Jack, a girl named Ruby and their friends as they explore the dungeons of the city prison with the aim of escaping the daily torture & pain they endure – restore their hopes, dreams as well as peace to the city they call home.
They’re The Life of the Party
Idea Factory International has provided us with the following character bios for 7 of the playable characters in Mary Skelter: Nightmares:
A timid, yet brave young boy who is the hero of the game. He was imprisoned in the Jail with Alice. With his MaryGun and his special blood, he’s able to control the Blood Maidens which makes him a vital member of the party.
Jack’s childhood best friend who is also a prisoner of the Jail. She discovers she’s a Blood Maiden after meeting Red Riding Hood. She’s a straightforward girl with a calm demeanor but she loses her cool when Jack is in danger.
RED RIDING HOOD
A longtime prisoner of the Jail and Blood Maiden who rescues Jack and Alice. She teaches them all about the Blood Maidens and acts as like an older sister to her less experienced teammates.
The oldest of the three Blood Maiden sisters. She pushes Jack around and is so prideful that she can’t even compliment him.
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.
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.
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.
See The Nightmare For Yourself
Mary Skelter: Nightmares is available today on the PlayStation Store for $54.99 CDN. Also available are two PlayStation OS themes – ‘original’ or ‘dengeki’ alongside various pieces of media. If you’d like to enter the waking nightmare of Mary Skelter’s world all you have to do is hit the play button on the video below.