Tecmo Koei plans to resurrect its long-dormant Deception series with the upcoming Deception 4: Blood Ties, due to hit the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in March.
Released for the PSOne in 1996, Tecmo's Deception was a first-person action-RPG in which players forged a pact with Satan and tormented hapless do-gooders by constructing a trap-filled castle. It was rad. A sequel, Kagero: Deception 2, debuted in 1998, and the series' most recent entry, Trapt, hit the PlayStation 2 in 2005.
Deception 4 follows in the steps of its predecessors, featuring gameplay that revolves around setting up deadly traps and springing them on pursuers. Trap types range from sadistic (spiked walls, iron maidens) to goofy (falling bathtubs, banana peels) and players can upload replay videos of particularly nasty (or darkly hilarious) trap combos online to share with friends.
Deception 4 will launch in North America on March 25. A European release will follow on March 28.