|"Offer your soul..."|
|Deception IV: Blood Ties|
|Japanese name||影牢 ～ダークサイド プリンセス～|
|Romaji name||Kagero ~Dākusaido Purinsesu~|
|Release Dates||PlayStation 3 version
PlayStation Vita version
|Game Modes||Single player|
|Ratings||CERO: Ages 17 and up|
|Platforms||PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita|
Deception IV: Blood Ties, known in Japan as Kagero: Darkside Princess (影牢 ～ダークサイド プリンセス～), is a Deception game for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 by Tecmo Koei, and sequel to Kagero II: Dark Illusion within the Kagero series.
The game is a revisit of Tecmo's 1996 PlayStation game Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness. As a game focused on strategy, the player aims to defeat enemies by luring them into a wide variety of traps.
Keisuke Kikuchi is the producer, and the main character designs are by Hirotaka Maeda.
Deception IV: Blood Ties comes out in Japan on February 27, North America on March 25, and Europe on March 28. Gameplay involves a bunch of traps built into it, like swinging razor blades and a pumpkin head you can drop on enemies.
Tecmo Koei’s Deception IV: Blood Ties limited edition includes a code that adds three extra traps – a guillotine, UFO, and Queen High Heels (a humiliation trap). You also get an art book and Deception series sound selection CD. The limited edition costs 9,800 yen ($96) for PS3 or 8,800 yen ($86) for Vita.
A regular copy of Deception IV costs 6,800 yen ($66) on PlayStation 3 or 5,800 yen ($57) on Vita. First print copies include a Golden Horse humiliation type trap.
In ages past, there was a being known only as "the Devil" who ruled the world through fear.
- Eventually, the human race united and rose against him, and there soon emerged twelve Saints blessed with heavenly power who sealed away the Devil at last.
- The incantation of binding used by the Saints was contained in a sacred text known as the Holy Verses. Fearing the incantation's misuse by malevolent forces in generations to come, the Saints erased the fact of their Sainthood from the annals of history, divided the Holy Verses into 12 fragments among themselves, and passed them down to their descendents secretly through the ages.
- Since that time, 3000 years have passed...
- And the Devil, never ceasing in his search for the descendants who hold the Holy Verses, has finally ascertained their whereabouts.
- To aid in the collection of these texts, he spawned 3 servants who embody the essence of Elaborate Death, Sadistic Torture, and Humiliating Demise, and sent them into the human realm together with a "daughter" split off from his own soul.
- Now all that remains is to undo the seal that binds him and visit his wrath upon the fallen human race...
Uploading to YouTubeEdit
Before viewing a replay, you can choose to upload it to YouTube. If this option is chosen, the video will be encoded as you are watching, and uploaded once the playback is complete. During the playback you can move the camera freely and press buttons to play laughing, screaming, or cheering audio clips, which will all be reflected in the uploaded video.
- Only PlayStation®3 version.
Cross-Quest Mode is where you can take on missions downloaded from other players, or create your own to upload online. This is the place to pit your trap skills against other players around the world.
Free Battle ModeEdit
Here you can select the stage, room, and up to 3 enemies.
These are unlocked in Story Mode, so the further in the story you've progressed, the more options will be available.
Daemon Requests are mini challenges that your Daemons will issue in Story Mode. They are completely optional, and there is no penalty for not fulfilling them. If you do fulfill them, however, your Daemons will reward you with extra Exp. points for their trap style.
Fulfill the objectives of each mission in order to clear it. These missions present a variety of challenges that require more advanced trap-setting strategy than Story mode.
Famitsu previewed the upcoming game, giving new information, such as gameplay and characters. There is also a new trap in the game revealed to be “Wizard gear“.
Going along with a "play more wickedly" hook, players are in charge of designing their own style of play. Traps can be set three at a time, and catching armored characters in consecutive traps will cause their armor to break.
Along with the release dates for North America and Europe announced, Tecmo Koei revealed that YouTube uploading is available within the game. Only the PlayStation 3 version of the game will have YouTube uploading, with the PlayStation Vita version having additional touchscreen options.
|Engineering Leads||Yuta Yamazaki|
|Game Design Lead||Toshiaki Kubota|
|CG Director||Kazuhiro Shoji|
|Sound Director||Takashi Yoshida|
|Concept Art Lead||Tsutomu Terada|
|Character Art Lead||Nozomu Sugiyama|
|Environment Art Lead||Ryosei Muraki|
|Animation Lead||Katsuhiro Yamauchi|
|Technical Art Lead||Kenta Kawano|
|Visual Effects Design Lead||Jiro Yoshida|
|User Interface Design Lead||Hiromi Baba|
|CG Manager||Yasuo Egawa|
|Assistant Project Manager||Yutaka Koga|
|Game Design||Hayato Shibuya|
|Character Design||Hirohisa Kaneko|
|Background Design||Masayoshi Wada|
|Concept Art||Kaoru Kikukawa|
|Character Art||Maki Kimura|
|Environment Art||Miyuki Momose|
|Technical Art||Naoya Okamoto|
|Motion Actor||Kosuke Wakamatsu|
|Motion Capture Editor||Katsuyuki Shimizu|
|Visual Effects Design||Kazuki Osada|
|Audio Design||Makoto Hosoi|
|Main Character Design||Hirotaka Maeda|
|Scenario Writer||Masahiro Yuki|
|Motion Actor||Tomohiro Nara|
|Image Song||「Princess of Fate」|
Song: Daisy × Daisy
Lyrics: Daisy × Daisy
|Software Manual||Masahiko Kochi|
|Public Relations & Marketing Dept.||Hiroshi Murai|
|Art Work||Jyumpei Yamamoto|
|Logo Design||Natsuki Hirano|
|Web Design||Emi Yamamoto|
|Global Business Development Dept.||Hidekiyo Kobayashi|
|Global Marketing Dept.||Hiroshi Suzuki|
|In Cooperation With||Planet G Co., Ltd.|
AONI PRODUCTION CO., LTD.
Himawari Theatre Group Inc.
Red Entertainment Corporation
TEPPEN PRODUCTS inc.
DIGITAL WORKS Entertainment Inc.
Digital TIS CO., Ltd.
LandQ studios co., Ltd.
Rubicon Solutions, Inc.
Font Design by Fontworks, Inc.
Pole To Win Co., LTD.
Pole To Win Europe Limited
TECMO KOEI AMERICA Corporation
TECMO KOEI EUROPE LIMITED
TECMO KOEI TAIWAN Co., Ltd.
TECMO KOEI TIANJIN SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
TECMO KOEI BEIJING SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
TECMO KOEI SOFTWARE VIETNAM CO., LTD.
|Special Thanks||Toshio Chigira|
Satomi Iwase / Dengeki PlayStation
|Lyla||Kim Hyang Ri|
|Additional Voices||Yusuke Handa|
During the first week of release in Japan, the PS3 version sold 23,254 physical retail copies, whilst the PS Vita version sold 19,322 physical retail copies.
- Main article: Deception IV: Blood Ties/Images
- This is the fifth game in the series, despite being credited as the fourth, and it is the third Kagero title.
- Previously, Trapt was titled Deception IV, but producer Keisuke Kikuchi renamed it because he considered it the first part of a new series.
- Kagero: Darkside Princess official site (JP)
- Deception IV: Blood Ties official site (NA)
- Deception IV: Blood Ties official site (EU)
|Deception IV: Blood Ties • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess|
Caelea • Veruza • Lilia
Velguirie (Fuyuno Kanata)
Millennia • Reina • Allura
|Alma Mueller • Celia Mevious • Devil • Dow Menigell • Ernest Love • Evelyn • Freise Grayden • Gallagh Belgosh • Lord of Prosslyn Castle • Lyla Gun Feyconia • Telma Mueller • Vale Brandeau • Victor Logos • Zeno Shin|
|Armor Break • Daemons • Deception Studio • Holy Verses • Twelve Saints|
Prosslyn Castle • Balmagyr • Lapria Park • Ruins of Scardzyini
Trapt Academy • Kagero Hospital • D. Seption Park
|Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness|
Kagero: Deception II
Deception III: Dark Delusion
Deception IV: Blood Ties • The Nightmare Princess
Kagero ~Trap Girls~
|Trap • Class|