Dungeon RPG Mary Skelter: Nightmares Western Release Dates Set for September 2017

Idea Factory International has confirmed the western release dates for Mary Skelter: Nightmares.

The Japanese dungeon RPG will launch for PS Vita in North America on September 19th and in Europe on September 22nd. The game was previously confirmed for a summer 2017 release in the west.

Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the Compile Heart-developed dungeon-crawler.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Idea Factory:

Escape from the living Jail in Mary Skelter: Nightmares for PS Vita! 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-licking transform system, and more, you and your party must solve the dungeons’ mysteries and satisfy the prison’s desires. You just might make it out alive!


The Jail suddenly appeared a number of years ago, sinking the city deep into the ground. There, the Jail had power over eerie creatures called “Marchens.”

Within the prison was a boy named Jack – living a life of suffering, tortured day in and day out, in a world where all dreams, hopes, peace, and humanity had been lost for as long as the people could remember.

Then one day, amidst the darkness that prevailed, a girl who called herself a member of the Blood Team came and rescued Jack from the prison. This marked the beginning of fate – of Jack’s and the Blood Maidens’ escape from the Jail…

Jack and the Blood Team will face countless perils in regaining all that has been lost, to finally escape once and for all!

Key Features

  • Walking Nightmares! The dungeon-crawling RPG genre gets a twist when special enemies can chase you through the dungeons! Lay traps to make your escape, or try to face them down!
  • Blood-drenched Transformations! Characters can transform with stronger stats and extra skills, but if they fight too much they may enter Blood Skelter Mode, where they go completely berserk!
  • Everyone’s got a Job! Strategize your dungeon battles by assigning different classes to your characters, unlocking new skills, stats, and character portraits!
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  • WeeabooJudas

    The trailer looks nice, but the nep games were always a bit too grindy for my tastes. I’ll wait for more early impressions.


    I’m sure this will be on PC eventually.

  • Eldhin Hellknight
  • Matz

    PS VITA only? I guess it would be better to wait for a PC release

  • Mr0303

    I’ve been looking forward to this one. It looks to be a rather unique dungeon crawler with many mechanics (not sure about the levelling down thing – this usually means unnecessary grind).

    Hopefully there’ll be a cool collector’s edition.

  • sanic

    I watched the reality show “jail” and this dude smeared shit all over himself so guards wouldn’t touch him and they had to throw on riot gear and tackle his ass. Anyways I’ll give this a shoot.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Imagine getting a handy from that.



  • alterku

    We’re inundated with quality DRPG’s on Vita, and I currently can’t justify the price of another one at the moment, barring a release with a physical copy of the short novel they packaged with the game in Japan. I’ll wait for the price to drop, or to see if this is god’s next great gift to DRPG’s following up on DT2.

  • MusouTensei

    Day 1.