Compile Heart shared the very first Mary Skelter 2 battle gameplay trailer which looks familiar for Mary Skelter fans. If you haven’t play the original version, don’t worry, Mary Skelter 2 includes the Vita exclusive version. If you have played the original version and eager to proceed the adventures, hopefully you have PS4 since Vita’s popularity is falling off.
As shown in the trailer, the battle system is quite simple. Basic party consist of five characters plus Tsuu & Jack. Just like in Mary Skelter: Nightmares you can use enemy’s drained blood to go into Massacre Mode. A mode that grants maidens with increased stats, adds a drain effect that heals when physically attacking foes, and grants access to the special “Massacre Skills.”
Moreover, Jack can use his blood to reverse the Marchen Blood effects on the Blood Maidens, which prevents them from going berserk.
What’s new from the system is the ability to turn enemies thus make you face their back. This situation makes them defenseless, and allow you to deal bigger damage. Another new system is the “Critical Attack Notice” which allow you to get a chance a guaranteed critical attack. This comes in three stages, meaning you can land a massive “Triple Critical Effect.”
The protagonist Tsuu and Nightmare Jack can work together in battle. This moment comes occasionally, but when it comes you’ll have an option for them to attack together or separately.