KOEI TECMO EUROPE has announced the release of DECEPTION IV: the Nightmare Princess on the PlayStation 4, and digitally on the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita this Friday, 17th July 2015.
This will be the debut for the Deception series on the PlayStation 4, and it includes the entire content of Deception IV: Blood Ties plus a new Quest Mode involving a brand new character, Velguirie, and her rise to power through one hundred missions and three new stages.
In addition to Laegrinna (the protagonist of ‘Blood Ties’) and Velguirie, there will be appearances from the protagonists of previous titles in the Deception series. The three other princesses are:
Millennia, the Clockwork Princess, who has more stamina than the other characters and the power to use traps in rapid succession;
Allura, the Branded Princess, who can automatically recover her stamina and use defensive abilities such as Recovery and Shock Wave;
and Reina, the Tragic Princess, who has the unique ability to slow time and dodge enemy attacks;
Although they initially appear as enemies, they can be defeated in such a way that will allow the player to add them to the list of playable characters and use their unique powers to create even more entertaining scenarios!
For those who would like an early taste of what this highly entertaining trap action title has to offer, there is a downloadable Demo available on the PlayStation Network Store free of charge, including the first two chapters of the Story Mode (with a detailed tutorial designed to teach new players how to maneuver their character, and set and activate traps) and 12 brand new Quests. To better illustrate what the gameplay would be like on higher levels, some features have been unlocked early. These include the ability to create 7-trap-long combo sequences, as well as some of Velguirie’s unique powers (Kick and Dash). Due to the fact that the Demo is tweaked to showcase a leveled up character in the initial Quests, save data from the Demo will not be transferable to the final game upon release. However, for those that would like to show off their combos, PS4 Share functionality will be enabled!
Lastly, pre-orders will be running until launch on Friday 17th July, offering a DLC selection of unique traps! GAME pre-orders come with a ‘Grill’ trap- essentially a fire-walking 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. The PlayStation Network will offer a ‘Golden Horse’ trap which takes its victims on an agonising and humiliating ride they will never forget. Finally, pre-order through the retailer ShopTo.net is 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!