Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess brings tricks and traps to PS4, PS Vita, PS3

Deception-IV-logoKoei Tecmo is ready to set the trap for a new generation of gamers with Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess for the PS4, PS Vita and PS3. The Nightmare Princess, to spite the same “Deception IV” prefix, is indeed a proper follow up to the previous Deception IV release Blood Ties.

In contrast with the deadly theme, The Nightmare Princess looks to take the series to some interesting new settings (and traps) including an amusement park, a hospital and a playground in addition to the dark and dingy castles and dungeons. The main character is Laegrinna from Blood Ties, though the game also introduces a new character by the name of Velguirie.

Check out the first screens and the amusing live action trailer below.

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess screens:

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess – Live action announcement trailer:

The announcement from Koei Tecmo is below.

KOEI TECMO America today announced the upcoming release of trap action title, Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess, the PlayStation 4 debut for the Deception series, produced by the creator of the Fatal Frame (also known as Project Zero) series, Keisuke Kikuchi, and developed by Koei Tecmo Games in Japan. The game will launch in North America for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system on July 14, 2015. It will also be available digitally for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation Vita handheld system.

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess follows on the heels of Deception IV: Blood Ties, which revolved around Laegrinna, a deceitful fragment of the Devil’s soul who chose between Sadistic Torment, Elaborate Death, or Humiliating Demise to defeat her foes through trickery. In this new installment, players not only relive Laegrinna’s entire pursuit to free her father, the Devil, from his eternal prison, they also get introduced to an entirely new, wickedly sadistic, and infernally mischievous character: Velguirie.

Velguirie’s story is covered in a shroud of mystery and the player will have to solve one hundred quests in the new Quest Mode to discover who she really is. The only certainty is that Velguirie is an incredibly dangerous creature that takes extreme pleasure in setting intricately complex combinations of traps to lure her victims to their untimely – yet in her eyes, wildly entertaining – death. Taking the franchise’s spirit of casting the player on the side of evil up a notch, Velguirie has a unique set of abilities that develop as certain quests are completed. With an immense selection of traps at her disposal, she can also try to defeat the previous protagonists of the Deception series and add them to the player’s arsenal.

Rolling boulders and spring boards, falling bathtubs and banana peels, balance beams, human cannons and iron maidens are only a few of the more than 180 traps that players can choose from to create the funniest, darkest, or most elaborate combos to defeat their adversaries in delightfully imaginative settings that now include medieval castles, hospitals, playgrounds, and amusement parks.

Koei Tecmo also announced an exclusive pre-order DLC bonus for those who decide to gain an early edge in creating the ultimate trap combo! Specifically, those who pre-order through GameStop will get an exclusive DLC set that includes: a ‘Grill’ trap (essentially a fire-walking pit), a ‘Kick-Off’ trap (a mechanical apparatus that kicks high speed soccer balls in the direction of the player’s adversaries), and a ‘Golden Toilet’ (a trap that shows up from the floor under the unsuspecting victim’s legs only to catapult them in the air with a jet of water!).

To get expectant fans and curious newcomers in the mood for mischief, Koei Tecmo has released a sinfully amusing live-action trailer at https://youtu.be/G2TZseFnl3Y.

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess is published by KOEI TECMO America in North America and will launch on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and the PlayStation Vita on July 14, 2015. This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.