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MEET THE GIRL OF YOUR NIGHTMARES KOEI TECMO Announces Upcoming Release and Pre-order Bonus for Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess

BURLINGAME, Calif.April 30, 2015
KOEI TECMO America today announced the upcoming release of trap action title, Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess, the PlayStation®4 debut for the Deception series, produced by the creator of the Fatal Frame (also known as Project Zero) series, Keisuke Kikuchi, and developed by Koei Tecmo Games in Japan. The game will launch in North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on July 14, 2015. It will also be available digitally for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita handheld system.

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 also announced an exclusive pre-order DLC bonus for those who decide to gain an early edge in creating the ultimate trap combo! Specifically, those who pre-order through GameStop will get an exclusive DLC set that includes: a ‘Grill’ trap (essentially a fire-walking pit), a ‘Kick-Off’ trap (a mechanical apparatus that kicks high speed soccer balls in the direction of the player’s adversaries), and a ‘Golden Toilet’ (a trap that shows up from the floor under the unsuspecting victim’s legs only to catapult them in the air with a jet of water!).

To get expectant fans and curious newcomers in the mood for mischief, Koei Tecmo has released a sinfully amusing live-action trailer at ''.

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess is published by KOEI TECMO America in North America and will launch on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the PlayStation®Vita on July 14, 2015. This game has not yet been rated by the 'ESRB'.

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KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

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