Deception 4: Blood Ties pre-order traps range from kinky to surreal

Deception has always appealed to a specific audience with a matching sense of humor. Deception IV: Blood Ties' pre-order bonuses handily encapsulate that spirit. They are a heady blend of the macabre, the sadistic, and the deeply goofy.

Players in Deception devote their time to laying out elaborate traps for would-be heroes trying to invade their castle. Think of its as an elaborate game of Mouse Trap, but replace the primary colored doodads with tools right out of a dungeon, in both medieval and dominatrix varieties. European fans that pick up Tecmo-Koei's sequel will have access to four unique traps.

The first comes from GAME, and it's a good old-fashioned guillotine. The second, from a variety of mom and pop game shops, is the "Golden Horse" pommel, which is sillier and pretty base. (As Tecmo says, it's intended to strike "right at your poor's rival's nether parts.") Then things start getting ultra weird with the PlayStation Store exclusive "Queen's Heel," an enormous stiletto that falls from the ceiling. Finally, Amazon shoppers get a UFO. Because of course the cherry on every psycho-sexual comedy sundae is a giant UFO that shoots wary knights into space.

Deception IV: Blood Ties, exclusive to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, is perhaps one of 2014's most unlikely games, coming nine years after the last entry, Trapt for PlayStation 2.
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Deception 4: Blood Ties

This article was originally published on Joystiq.