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New Deception 4: Blood Ties videos are elaborate, humiliating, sadistic

S. Prell, @SamPrell

What's that we see on the horizon? Why, it's a trap! Haha, get it? We ... wait, is that ... a second trap? And a third? A fourth? Look here Tecmo Koei, this isn't how the reference is supposed to go. We know you've got a variety of traps to show off in your upcoming PS3 and Vita game Deception 4: Blood Ties, but we're trying to make a pop culture joke here!

Oh, alright. Since these new Deception 4 trailers show off how players can make their traps elaborate, humiliating, sadistic, or even "super" when they combine all three elements, we'll let it fly this time. Just don't place any secret doors or giant mallets in our local game stores when Deception 4 hits shelves on March 25.

As for anyone else reading this, you can check out Deception 4's elaborate, humiliating and sadistic traps after the break.
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TECMO KOEI America today unleashed videos for DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES entailing the many forms evil can take when laying traps for unsuspecting victims. The videos highlight strategies utilized by Amelie, Marina and Olivier to place traps, including Leonard's intense battle in "Super Trap". The official site also revealed details on Abilities, Costumes, Enemies, Modes, and quiz for players to determine their style of evil. These details and the videos can be found at: DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES will launch in North America on March 25, 2014 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.

In this imaginative follow up to the classic Tecmo title 'TECMO'S DECEPTION', first released in 1996 on the PlayStation®, players get a taste of what it's like to play on the side of evil. Much like its predecessors, DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES is a strategy-focused action game revolving around a deceitful main character known as the Devil's daughter who, assisted by three Demons, defeats her foes through trickery.

DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES follows the story of Laegrinna, an animated fragment of an imprisoned Devil's soul, as she battles her enemies by mischievously luring them into strategically placed traps. From rolling boulders and spiked walls to spring boards, iron maidens, human cannons, falling bathtubs and banana peels, the player can choose from a multitude of dramatic, sadistic, and comical traps in order to finish off an enemy.

However, simply setting traps is not enough, as they need to be activated in turn. Timing also plays an important role, as an untimely activation could result in Laegrinna falling into her own trap or allowing her rivals to catch her. Depending on the manner in which an enemy is killed or captured, the Devil's three servants - Veruza, Caelea and Lilia (each representing a different aspect of cruelty: Sadistic Torment, Elaborate Death and Humiliating Demise) - reward points and upgraded traps.

Those playing the PlayStation®3 version of DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES will be able to upload their combos online or challenge other players to beat their highest-scoring, funniest, or most sadistic combos. Other network elements include leaderboards for total Ark (points accumulated in a level), clear time etc., in addition to uploading and downloading user-created missions (Cross-Quests).

The PlayStation®Vita version boasts additional features, like Cross Play and Cross Saves between PS3/ PSVITA and touch-screen functions to select and activate traps.

DECEPTION IV: BLOOD TIES is produced by the creator of Fatal Frame, Keisuke Kikuchi and developed by Tecmo Koei. The franchise as a whole has sold more than 800,000 copies globally.

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