Deception IV: Blood Ties will launch for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in North America on March 25 and in Europe on March 28, Tecmo Koei announced.
The game, a followup to PSone’s Devil’s Deception, puts players on the side of evil. It is a strategy focused action game revolving around Laegrinna, a deceitful main character known as the Devil’s daughter, who assisted by three Daemons defeats her enemies through traps and trickery.
Laegrinna, “an animated fragment of an imprisoned Devil’s soul,” defeats enemies by luring them into strategically placed traps, set by players, from rolling boulders and spiked walls to spring boards, Iron Maidens, human cannons, falling bathtubs, and banana peals.
Players must activate traps in a timely manner, as an untimely activation could result in Laegrinna falling into her own trap, or allowing her enemies to catch up to her.
Depending on how players choose to kill or capture an enemy, the Devil’s three servants—Veruza (Sadistic Torment), Caelea (Elaborate Death), and Lilia (Humiliating Demise)—will reward players points and upgraded traps.
Players wil be able to share their combinations of traps online. PlayStation 3 users can upload videos and challenge other players to beat their high scores.
Other online elements include leaderboards, as well as downloading and uploading user created missions called “Cross Quests.”
On PS Vita, players will be able to use the touch screen to select and activate traps.