The Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess release date has been announced for the West. Tecmo’s revival of the hit Survival Horror Puzzle/Strategy series will hit for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 & PS Vita in America on July 14, 2015 and in Europe on July 17, 2015!
Check out this hilarious trailer for Deception IV!
Deception IV will be available in hardcopy form only on PS4, with a simultaneous digital PS3 & PS Vita release.
Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess marks the next-gen debut of this long-running series, and the game is produced by the creator of the Survival Horror Fatal Frame series (called Project Zero in Japan), Keisuke Kikuchi.
For those unfamiliar, the Deception series begin on the PS1, being released in 1996 (titled: “Tecmo’s Deception: Invitation to Darkness”) as one of the first Survival Horror titles; although the game is really a Strategy RPG or Puzzle-series. “Kagero: Deception II” followed in 1998 (PS1), and Deception III: Dark Delusion (PS1) hit in 2000.
The series was finally revived in modern times with a 2014 reboot that also served as a remake of the first game, entitled “Deception IV: Blood Ties”.
Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess is an expansion/port of Blood Ties; bringing the series to next-gen consoles for the first time with the PS4 version.
Meet the Girl of Your Nightmares…
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 with a shroud of mystery and the player will have to solve the one hundred quests in the brand new Quest Mode to find out who she really is.
The only certainty is that Velguirie is an incredibly dangerous creature that takes extreme pleasure in setting up 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 in 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 playe’’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 170 traps that players can choose from to create the funniest, darkest, or most elaborate combos to defeat their adversaries in delightfully imaginative settings that include medieval castles, hospitals, playgrounds, and amusement parks.
Special Traps will be available as pre-order bonuses as well, including a Golden Toilet Trap (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!), a “Kick-Off” Trap (A mechanical apparatus that kicks high speed footballs in the direction of the player’s adversaries) and a “Grill” Trap (A Firewalking pit that will cause enemies to quickly tip toe across, that is, if they land on it feet first). Check specific retailers for details.