Compile Heart announces Mary Skelter Finale for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch

Compile Heart has announced Mary Skelter Finale, the third and final entry in the dungeon crawler franchise, set to release for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on August 27. The game will also include an adventure mode to experience the stories of past Mary Skelter titles: Mary Skelter Nightmares, Mary Skelter 2, and the Love Prison Mary Skelter bonus spin-off.

A teaser trailer for the game can be found below, alongside a story synopsis and character introductions from the game's official website.

Story Synopsis

The Jail is an impregnable living prison where humans are being kept in custody.
It appeared a number of years ago with the caving of the city around it.
Twisted creatures known as Marchens and treacherous Nightmares roamed its halls.

Jack - who reincarnated from a fairy tale - led the Blood Maidens to make a break from the Prison of Fate, and they managed to escape from the underground prison and make it to the surface.

While Jack and the team held hopes on the surface, the scenery that they see there is a sea of blood from thousands of corpses and Scaffold Maidens with their wicked smiles. With their partners scattered by the Scaffold Maidens' overwhelming violence and slaughter, their own hopes are also being cut off.

Burning Stake, the scaffold maiden born to kill people
Jack, the Blood Juvenile who would even offer a drop of blood for his friends
Mary, a match-selling girl who plays with a lamp as a meaning to life
Zyu, a mysterious boy who calls himself a "prison tower"
Red Hood, a Blood Maiden worried with her feelings toward her father
Clara, who is just an ordinary girl

All of them are being guided to the "Bad-Eating Overseer Tower" that floats high up in the sky.
This is the final tale of prison break by girls who follow the lamp of friendship and hatred, in order to escape from this tiny planet Earth.


Mary Skelter Finale will feature 6 primary protagonists. There is also a Zapping System in the game where the player will be able to switch to another protagonist in real-time to proceed in the dungeon exploration. Each protagonist will form their own group and accompanied by a different set of characters.

  • Jack (voiced by Kodai Sakai)
    A boy who lived as an inmate together with Alice. His encounter with the Blood Maidens also gave a revelation that he is the sole Blood Juvenile, so he now fights together with them. He used to be a timid boy, but he had succeeded in prison breaks twice, so he no longer loses his cool under a dilemma. His soul has even grown up to be strong and kind-hearted that he's not even reluctant to sacrifice himself for his friends' sake.

    Jack will be accompanied by Otsuu and Little Mermaid after the entire group was scattered by Genocide Pink.

  • Clara (voiced by Yui Nakajima)
    A girl who used to assist the weapon producer Hal in the underground free district. Everyone would like her bright and brave personality, but she also has a flaw at being fussy. Although she is an ordinary girl who has no strength to fight, she will think and act with utmost effort to open up the path.

    Clara will be accompanied by Hameln and Gretel after the entire group was scattered by Genocide Pink.

  • Zyu
    A boy totally shrouded in mystery, who also lost his memory. With a calm personality that emphasizes rationality, he would even behave coldheartedly for his objective's sake. He acts only by relying on his memory fragments such as "I am a Prison Tower and a Blood Juvenile" and "I must find my precious wife".

    Zyu will be accompanied by Snow White and Kaguya after the entire group was scattered by Genocide Pink.

  • Red Hood (voiced by Rumi Okubo)
    A girl who moves her body first before thinking. As she is the oldest, she gathers the Blood Maidens like an elder sister. However, the fact that her real father was the Jail's mastermind dropped a dark shadow in her heart. While she normally behaves in a bright mood, she has no confidence on herself deep inside.

    Red Hood will regroup with Thumbelina and Cinderella after the entire group was scattered by Genocide Pink.

  • Mary
    Although she had always lived in the same free district as Jack and Alice, she spent her time alone because her presence was so thin that nobody ever recognized her. But she prefers that solitude and lives with an unexpectedly positive mood as she scrubs a match and looking at the illusion while grinning all by herself.

    After the entire group was scattered by Genocide Pink, Mary will be accompanied by Alice and Charlotte. The latter is a mysterious woman who also lived in the same district. She somehow knows about Jack and the Blood Maidens, and even the secrets and truths only known to them as well. Although she understands that she's a Blood Maiden, she chose to live in the shadows with Mary instead of joining Dawn.

    Mary has a special attitude towards Charlotte, the only person who noticed her and gave her the current name. Although Mary may sometimes act rebellious, she shows a deep affection towards Charlotte

  • Burning Stake [not pictured in gallery/website]
    The youngest sister from a group of scaffold maidens known as Genocide Pink, which serves as the villains in this title. She has a bad personality: selfish, brazen, bad-mouthed, very jealous, and pretends to be tough. She holds a desire to burn people on stakes.

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