Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess Given PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Release Date in the West

April 30, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

A “trap action title,” Koei Tecmo announced today that Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita on July 14 in North America and July 17 in Europe. The PS4 version will see a retail and digital release, while on PS3 and PS Vita it’s digital-only.

The Nightmare Princess follows Deception IV: Blood Ties (get it on sale this week), 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 The Nightmare Princess, you’ll relive Laegrinna’s entire pursuit to free her father, the Devil, from his eternal prison, while also getting introduced to an entirely new character: Velguirie.

Here’s what the game description says about Velguirie and The Nightmare Princess:

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.

When asked if Blood Ties is included inside The Nightmare Princess, Koei Tecmo said, “Yes, so #KTfamily can enjoy all the content on the PS4 as well. It’s the first Deception series on PS4 by the way.”

Depending on where you pre-order Deception IV from, you could receive one or more of these traps as free DLC:

  • Grill – Essentially a firewalking pit that will cause enemies to quickly tip toe across (that is, if they land on it feet first).
  • Kick-Off – A mechanical apparatus that kicks high speed footballs in the direction of the player’s adversaries.
  • 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!

Did you play Blood Ties? What did you think of it?