Deception IV: Blood Ties gets release date, devilish new media

deception4_logoDeception IV: Blood Ties is going back to what made Tecmo Koei’s classic Deception series, originally for the PS One, sadistically fun — strategy, traps and blood.

The company revealed that the game will be headed to the PS3 and PS Vita on March 25th, and the games will feature Cross Play and Cross Saves along with leaderboards, and touch screen controls (for the Vita version obviously).

A new selection of screens and a teaser trailer are below along with the latest press release.

Deception IV: Blood Ties teaser trailer:
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Deception IV: Blood Ties screens:

TECMO KOEI America announced today that the upcoming title DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES will launch in North America on March 25, 2014 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system.

In this imaginative follow up to the classic Tecmo title ?Tecmo?s Deception?, first released in 1996 on the PlayStation, players get a taste of what it?s like to play on the side of evil. Much like its predecessors, DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES is a strategy-focused action game revolving around a deceitful main character known as the Devil?s daughter who, assisted by three Demons, defeats her foes through trickery.

DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES follows the story of Laegrinna, an animated fragment of an imprisoned Devil?s soul, as she battles her enemies by mischievously luring them into strategically placed traps. From rolling boulders and spiked walls to spring boards, iron maidens, human cannons, falling bathtubs and banana peels, the player can choose from a multitude of dramatic, sadistic, and comical traps in order to finish off an enemy.

However, simply setting traps is not enough, as they need to be activated in turn. Timing also plays an important role, as an untimely activation could result in Laegrinna falling into her own trap or allowing her rivals to catch her. Depending on the manner in which an enemy is killed or captured, the Devil?s three servants – Veruza, Caelea and Lilia (each representing a different aspect of cruelty: Sadistic Torment, Elaborate Death and Humiliating Demise) – reward points and upgraded traps.

Those playing the PlayStation 3 version of DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES will be able to upload their combos online or challenge other players to beat their highest-scoring, funniest, or most sadistic combos.

The PlayStation Vita version boasts additional features, like Cross Play and Cross Saves between PS3/ PS VITA and touch-screen functions to select and activate traps.

DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES is produced by the creator of Fatal Frame, Keisuke Kikuchi and developed by Tecmo Koei. The franchise as a whole has sold more than 800,000 copies globally. For more news and information on DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES please follow us on or visit This title has not yet been rated by the ESRB.