Tecmo Koei Games have revealed that they’ll bringing Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess to the west, and fans of the series won’t have to wait too long to get their hands on it.

The announcement, which also brought us new trailer, revealed a release date in the US of July 14th and an European release date of July 17th, check out the trailer below.

Also revealed was the game’s official plot synopsis;


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 and Quest Mode

Velguirie’s story is covered with a shroud of mystery and the player will have to solve the one hundred quests in the brand new Quest Mode to find out who she really is. The only certainty is that Velguirie is an incredibly dangerous creature that takes extreme pleasure in setting up 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 in 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.

Traps and Settings

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 170 traps that players can choose from to create the funniest, darkest, or most elaborate combos to defeat their adversaries in delightfully imaginative settings that include medieval castles, hospitals, playgrounds, and amusement parks.

Also announced via a tweet was that the Vita version of the game will only be available digitally, so those who are looking to own a physical version of the game will sadly not be able to do so.

Let us know in the comments on your thoughts about this announcement, and stay tuned to The Vita Lounge for further news on this game leading up to it’s July release.

  • Devin Hudson

    My excitement level definitely fell when I read that it’s digital only. Now I’ll probably just wait until I catch it on sale or something.

  • Chris Pap

    Woohoo, great news!

  • Szponix

    Digital? NO !!!!!

  • Lester Paredes

    Digital only? Why? Limiting consumer options is never a good thing!

    • Nonscpo

      I hate it too. The problem is these companies release the early product to gauge interest, but unfortunately we know to expect the definitive game the next year so we don’t pick it up. The companies in terms use the data from the first sales to determine to go physical or digital, which is quite unfair, as they should just hold off and sell us the definitive title first.

  • Oliver

    It sounds like this will include the full Blood Ties game as well?

    • Yep, it does. 🙂

      • Oliver

        Thanks! Is there an option to simply pay for and download the extra content if I already have the physical release of Blood Ties?

        • Nope. Enhanced releases are pretty much never available as a DLC add-on to the original, especially in this day and age.

          Whenever they release something like this, you can pretty much bet on paying for the whole thing again or doing without.