Tecmo Koei recently announced another title in the Deception series; Blood Ties. This morning we get a closer look thanks to Siliconera and Famitsu.

Deception IV: Blood Ties is a darkly themed strategy/role-playing game, the protagonist being the daughter of the devil; Regrina. Her driving force in life (and in-game) is that of a quest – to find the descendants of the saints who locked her father away and get rid of them once and for all. On this quest, she will get help from three “Mediums” (trap summoners); the magnificent Kaelia, Lilia of humiliation, and Verza of cruelty – who will help Regrina get the job done.

Along with putting more emphasis on the dark part of the story, Deception IV: Blood Ties also introduces some new elements. There’s a huge Wizard Gear you can ride on (and can also be used as a trap) as well as the ability to set more than three traps (the limit in previous iterations). There will also be a new “Armor Break” system, allowing you to catch armor-clad enemies in traps and destroy their equipment.

Deception IV: Blood Ties is set for release in Japan on February 27th of next year – for both PS3 and Vita.