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Tecmo Koei announces Deception IV localization

4:15 PM on 09.19.2013

Chris Carter

Reviews Director

It's not a trap!

Tecmo Koei has just informed us that Kagero: Dark Side Princess will be coming to America and Europe as Deception IV: Blood Ties. Set to arrive on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2014, the game will be a re-imagining of the Deception franchise, a classic PlayStation console series that tasks players with setting up devious traps in various sandboxes to ward off invaders. It'll be handled by the producer of the Fatal Frame series, which indicates that it's more than just a pet project. Props to Tecmo Koei for continuing to support the Vita!

I absolutely love the trap genre, and Deception is one of my favorite gaming franchises of all time. It sounds weird, but this just moved up there with Dark Souls II as one of my most anticipated titles of 2014.

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Koei Tecmo does not let us down in this new trailer for Deception IV: Blood Ties. In just two short minutes you get brain bashing, face caging, stone crushing, horse racking, bomb bowling, pole bonking, and so much more. Stick around for the very end of the video, too. We just recently learned that the release date for Deception IV: Blood Ties is set for March 25. I can't wait.
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