Deception IV: Blood Ties release date announced
posted on 01.17.14 at 09:19 AM EDT by (@salromano)
See the first English trailer and screenshots.

Deception IV: Blood Ties

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.

Watch a teaser trailer below. View the first English screenshots at the gallery. Visit the game’s official European website here.

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  • crimsonidol

    It’s not a game of mine, but still I wonder:
    Why do NEARLY ALL Vita-games have to be released in the period of February to April?
    DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Toukiden Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster, Demon Gaze, Ys: Memories of Celceta (Europe), Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f, and now Deceptio IV, too.
    (I’m sure I missed some games)

    Please try to spread it more over the year so I at least have a chance to try reducing my pile of shame… :(

    • Budgiecat

      I think it has something to do with just after the beginning of the year dry spell and right before the rush of E3 to avoid being eclipsed by it and then avoiding the summer drought and then wanting to also come out within the Japanese fiscal year (which ends in March)

      • Elvick

        Why do they want to avoid the summer drought though? You’d think that’d be a good place to be in. People dying to play some games, and nothing to play at all… so you’d think that selling a niche game then would increase it’s sale’s potential.

        It’ll sell to the niche audience regardless, but with so many other things releasing it’s going to be tough to get them all.

    • icecoffemix

      But but people said Vita has no game™!

      lol where am I gonna find time (and munny) to play all those games?

    • Elvick

      Right? I hate it.

    • Kurisu Makise

      THIS, so…much…this. Instead, do what I’m doing from now on. Save during the year. What’s not seriously “must have” but “like to own” buy later for cheaper. Then you’ll always have money for these purchases during Q1 >>;

    • Gojira Twit

      April is the end of the fiscal year, so a lot of companies try to get their big releases out by March so they can make it onto their stockholders’ year-end report. It’s not really limited to the Vita, it just happens that Vita is (finally) having a lot of big releases this year.

  • bloodiOS

    Good, I’m definitely looking forward to play this. Is the physical copy available to pre-order anywhere in North America or is it digital-only?

  • DarthBrian

    All over this. <3

  • Six

    So, you play as the daughter of Satan and sacrifice people for his return with the help of three sexy anime girls?


    • Altin


    • Budgiecat

      Did you know that guy stunt doubled for Bruce Lee once in one of his movies when he did a flying side kick to a flip? I believe it was Chinese Connection.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    I saw armor fly off at the end of the trailer!

  • Budgiecat

    Can’t tell….is it the same as this artist

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Can’t see shit, Cap’n.

      • Budgiecat

        believe its the same artist

        • TetsuyaHikari

          I have no idea who this artist is though. I can’t see the image you posted. It’s broken.

          It just says:

          Hosted on

          Use the share links provided instead!

          I tried to just copy the link and load it in a new tab, but got the same thing :/

          • bloodiOS

            Here’s the image:

            • TetsuyaHikari

              Ah, okay. Thanks. I can sort of see a resemblance.

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    Sooner than I expected, I wonder if the game has been in development longer than we thought.

  • Skerj

    Goodbye free time, you have no idea how much time I spent on Kagero, Deception 3, and Trapt.

  • badmoogle


  • Kurisu Makise

    Forgive me father, for I’m about to sin. I was sure I’d remain pure in my love of SEGA but everyday I eye Tecmo Koei. The way they look back at me, provide for me, never letting me down…I feel so weak. I must remain faithful…

  • firecutter23

    Dont know how it happened but… HELL IM IN !!

  • PrinceHeir

    getting this day 1!

  • Khaled Mufty

    Is the language in English or Japanese ??