Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess Story Details and DLC Revealed

New details shine a light on Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess’s story and pre-order DLC



Koei Tecmo games today has announced that Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess, the debut Playstation 4 entry in the long-running Deception series, will launch in North America for the PlayStation 4 on July 14, 2015. The game will also be released digitally for the Playstation 3 and Vita platforms.

Thankfully, fans will be pleased to know that the latest entry in this macabre series is in suitably blood-soaked hands, with Fatal Frame creator Keisuke Kikuchi taking the reigns as director. Development of Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess is being handled by Koei Tecmo Games in Japan.

Here’s the story so far as described in the game’s announcement release:

“Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess follows on the heels of Deception IV: Blood Ties, 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 this new installment, players not only relive Laegrinna’s entire pursuit to free her father, the Devil, from his eternal prison, they also get introduced to an entirely new, wickedly sadistic, and infernally mischievous character: Velguirie.

Velguirie’s story is covered in a shroud of mystery and the player will have to solve one hundred quests in the new Quest Mode to discover who she really is. The only certainty is that Velguirie is an incredibly dangerous creature that takes extreme pleasure in setting 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 on 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 180 traps that players can choose from to create the funniest, darkest, or most elaborate combos to defeat their adversaries in delightfully imaginative settings that now include medieval castles, hospitals, playgrounds, and amusement parks.”

Koei Tecmo has also announced some of the bonus pre-order DLC for the game. Pre-ordering Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess through GameStop will secure armchair sadists an exclusive DLC set that includes: a ‘Grill’ trap to singe your prey (essentially a fire-walking pit), an amusing sounding ‘Kick-Off’ trap (a mechanical apparatus that kicks high speed soccer balls towards your enemies), and, a special treat for Goonies fans, a ‘Golden Toilet’ (which blasts your foes into the air with a jet of water!).

Check out the game’s live-action announcement trailer below:


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