Tecmo Koei Europe have this morning announced that their upcoming release of Deception IV: Blood Ties has been dated, and will be available for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles across PAL regions from the 28th March 2014.
Serving as a follow up to their classic 1996 PS1 title Devil’s Deception, Tecmo Koei hope that this game will provide players a taste of what it’s like to play on the side of evil rather than the stereotypical “good guys”. Much like its predecessor (For those who have played it), 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 Daemons, defeats her foes through trickery.
Deception IV 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
Setting traps is not enough though, 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 allow her rivals to catch up her. Depending on the manner 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
Players will be able to upload their combos online, clear time etc as well as uploading and downloading user created missions (Cross-Quests). The PlayStation Vita edition boasts a few additional features and using the touch screen to select and activate traps – although like many similar attempts at utilizing a touch screen, this will most likely be a gimmick.
You can find out more on this game via its now official website.