Deception IV: Blood Ties coming west in early 2014 [Update]
posted on 09.19.13 at 12:54 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Defeat enemies by luring them into imaginative traps.

Deception IV: Blood Ties, announced for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan last week as Kagero: Dark Side Princess, is coming to Europe in early 2014, Tecmo Koei announced.

Tecmo Koei America has yet to send out a press release, but like Atelier Escha & Logy, we couldn’t imagine the company not bring the game to North America, as well. We’ll update this post when confirmation arrives. (Update: Tecmo Koei has confirmed the game for North America.)

From the producer of the Fatal Frame series, the game is a re-imagining of the Tecmo classic Devil’s Deception, which first launched on the original PlayStation in 1996.

This strategy-focused action series where players control a main character that defeats enemies by luring them into imaginative traps “uniquely focuses in giving players a taste of what it’s like to play on the side of evil by using a wide variety of imaginative traps to exact revenge on their adversaries,” according to Tecmo Koei.

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  • sherimae1324

    if there is one developer/publisher out there who is very supportive of the ps vita and helping to buiild its user base…

    its definitely tecmo koei! ^_^ i <3 u TK

    • Alkhan

      Nippon Ichi

      • jujubee88

        Falcom is quite a kickass VITA dev studio too!

    • Elvick

      Namco Bandai in Japan. :P

  • DarthBrian

    OMG! Is this a new Tecmo’s Deception game? O_O


  • Sevyne

    WOOO YEAH! Love these games!

  • Xaltmas

    Hopefully we get a trailer before TGS is over.

  • MosquitoLemon


  • Dinoegg96

    Any idea if this will be retail or only digital???

  • DarthBrian

    I just confirmed this but just last week I was telling one of my roommates that I want a new Deception game. And here it is. I’m a prophet! All shall love me and despair!!!

  • Budgiecat

    Wait…..didn’t Temco release Fatal Frame II remake to Europe but not America?

  • Gojira Twit

    This makes me happy. Hopefully the game will be less like Trapt and more like Deception 3/ Soumatou (one of my fav PS1 games)

  • Xaltmas

    All these Vita games. I hope Sony doesn’t take too long releasing the 64GB memory card outside of Japan.

  • Elvick

    Hope it’s retail.

    Even if it’s not, I’m glad to see Tecmo Koei still supporting the PS Vita everywhere. It’s nice to see some companies stick with it worldwide, instead of just supporting it in one region… (looking at you Namco Bandai)

    • Xaltmas

      What are you talking about? Of course they are going to localize God Eater 2!

      Right? RIGHT?! ;_;

      • Elvick

        I hope that since the first was a PS+ benefit, that they’d feel a bit more motivated to bring that one.

        I guess this pessimist still has some optimism in him.

  • artemisthemp

    What is this game even about?