KOEI TECMO EUROPE announced yesterday the upcoming release of trap action title DECEPTION IV: the Nightmare Princess;which not only confirmed the PlayStation®4 debut for the Deception series, but once again confirmed the release of a PS Vita version of the latest instalment in the Deception series, produced by the creator of the Project Zero (aka Fatal Frame) series, Keisuke Kikuchi and developed by Koei Tecmo Games in Japan.
The game will be available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system across Europe on 17th July 2015. It will also be simultaneously available digitally on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita handheld system.
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 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 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.
Though more details on the game’s new features, traps, and of course the mysterious ‘Nightmare Princess’, will be released in the next few months, Koei Tecmo also announced a series of DLC pre-order bonuses for those who decide to gain an early edge in creating the ultimate trap combo!
Specifically, pre-orders through GAME come with a ‘Grill’ trap- essentially a firewalking pit that will cause enemies to quickly tip toe across (that is, if they land on it feet first). Independent retailers (through Centresoft) will offer a ‘Kick-Off’ trap- a mechanical apparatus that kicks high speed footballs in the direction of the player’s adversaries. Finally, pre-orders through the PlayStation®Network and ShopTo.net are lavishly accompanied by 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 http://youtu.be/0EMCPBHTcFQ
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(screenshots are taken from the PS3/PS4 version of the game)