We’re just a few short weeks away from the release of Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess, and Tecmo Koei have revealed more new features to the new entry to their series.

An official synopsis for the new additions to the games Deception Studios mode has been revealed, check it out below;

New Stages

Staging plays a very important part in creating impressive domino-effect trap combos in the world of Deception. While Laegrinna, the dark protagonist of Deception IV: Blood Ties, lured her victims in Medieval Castles, Amusement Parks, Ancient Ruins, and a molten iron filled Metal Refinery, Velguirie, the wickedly sadistic new character of Deception IV: the Nightmare Princess, is a lot more playful with her pray.

As she has the ability to face them in the demi-plane between the dreamlands and the waking world she can be more diverse than her adversary and so she can also utilize 3 new stages as her hunting grounds.

  • In the Gymnasium she uses spring boards, balance beams, high velocity ball throwers, and basketball hoops.
  • In the Playground she forces them down slides, on merry-go-rounds, and flings them in the air using a deceivingly innocent-looking Panda.
  • In the Hospital she ties them down on operating tables, electrocutes them, and plays on their fears with oversized syringes.

Velguirie uses every-day locations in a distorted and sinister manner, making them the setting of her rise to power and the source of her returning strength. Through continuously defeating her enemies and completing her quests more of her background story will be gradually revealed to the player, leading to a dramatic finale.

Deception Studio

To make things even more interesting, Koei Tecmo announced that the game will include a mode entitled: ‘Deception Studio’. There, the player has the opportunity to create their own characters for the Deception Princesses to defeat! Options include appearance, weapon and outfit of choice, name and background story, as well as immunities, resistances and strengths! Fulfilling certain requirements in some of the new quests can lead to an award of more edit parts than can be used for creating more unique and distinctive enemies!

Flying toilet plungers, cakes in the face, black holes, acid slime, iron rakes and cursed helmets 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 include medieval castles, hospitals, playgrounds, and amusement parks.

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess launches on July 14th in the US and in Europe on July 17th, in the meantime, check out some new footage of the games preorder bonuses in action below.

  • Nonscpo

    Sucks there no retail copy of the game, being digital only means there’s no rush for me to pick this one up.