Deception IV: Blood Ties Will Be More Evil, Developed By Fatal Frame Creator

By Sato . October 22, 2013 . 9:13pm


Last month, Tecmo Koei announced a new Deception game is in development for PlayStation 3 and Vita, called Deception IV: Blood Ties. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine shares some details on the latest installment of the strategy RPG series.


The producer of the game is Keisuke Kikuchi, best known as the creator of the Fatal Frame series.  Hirotoaka Maeda who has done character designs for Square Enix, D3, and 5pb will also be lend a hand in designing the characters of Deception IV: Blood Ties. This time around, they’ll be putting more emphasis on the “evil” part of the game.


The protagonist is named Regrina, who is said to be the daughter of the devil. Her objective is to find the descendants of the twelve saints who sealed her father, and she will get help from three Mediums (Trap Summoners) in order to eliminate her target.


The three dark Mediums who’ll be helping her are the magnificent Kaelia, Lilia of humiliation, and Verza of cruelty.


Deception IV: Blood Ties has a huge Wizard Gear you can ride on, which can also be used as a trap. In the previous Deception games, you were only able to set three traps at a time, but this time it will allow for more set-ups. There will also be a new “Armor Break” system, that allows you to catch armored foes into traps and destroy their equipment.


Deception IV: Blood Ties is slated for release on February 27, 2014 for PlayStation 3 and Vita.

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  • Lester Paredes

    Sounds like it’s getting some much needed improvements. I look forward to more announcements!

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Yup, the PS2 title looked and played poorer than the PS1 titles, so there is certainly room to move up.

      • That’s cause they outsourced it to Paon, who generally makes poor titles. Hopefully that’s not the case this time.

  • Frederick Anchores Panahon

    Hope it comes back to what made the original Tecmo’s Deception fun to play.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Yes, please. It really seemed like this series got progressively worse with each new title.

  • oooooooooohhhh
    this is sounding pretty nice

  • tubers

    Kinda concerned there’s no screenshots or anything. Probably average looking.

  • InfectedAI

    Fantastic game series. Glad we’re getting more. Hopefully they don’t screw it up.

  • Isaac Newton

    Ohhh YES!!!

    Traps traps everywhere!!!

  • Mordina

    Going to keep an eye on this! So much fun setting traps and watching your enemies squirm :3

  • leingod

    Maybe traps can be gory this time around? I’d like that, but dunno if it’d work with the game mechanics.

  • Espoir

    I’m sure the protagonist is a trap herself *nudge nudge*

  • Aristides

    Glorious! I can’t wait for this game! =D I really liked Trapt!

  • Göran Isacson

    Interesting- wasn’t the original game about being powerless and using traps as a means to defend oneself? Changing it around so that you’re the evil overlord creating traps to ensnare “good” people in is a novel twist… wonder how it will work out.

    • It depends on the game. Trapt used that excuse to get you to kill people but deception 2 on the PS1 had randoms lured into your mansion specifically so you could kill them.

      I quite liked trapt though. The room traps were a lot of fun. I’m a little concerned about the news of allowing for more trap setups. Does that mean we can set up more than 3 traps? That limit was what forced us to be more creative in our kills…

  • Tom

    They don’t f*ck around. They just announced it and they already have a release date. It’s amazing, just like with Drakengard 3. They know their stuff. If only the main Square Enix team was this focused…

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