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BURLINGAME, Calif. June 9, 2015

KOEI TECMO America released today a batch of new screenshots, a trailer, and information on the new stages and the all-new Deception Studio for trap action title, DECEPTION IV: the Nightmare Princess. KOEI TECMO also released today three new gameplay trailers to demonstrate the games pre-order bonus traps.

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 prey. She has the ability to face them in the demi-plane between the dreamlands and the waking world, and can be more diverse than her adversary in utilizing the three 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 and 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 these every-day locations in a distorted and sinister manner, making them the settings for her rise to power and the sources of her returning strength. By completing her quests and continuously defeating her enemies, more of her background story will be gradually revealed, leading to a dramatic finale.

To make things even more interesting, KOEI TECMO has announced an all-new mode called Deception Studio. There, players can create their own characters for the Deception Princesses to defeat! Options include appearance, weapon and outfit choices, name and background story, as well as immunities, resistances and strengths. Fulfilling specific requirements in Quest Mode will award players with additional edit parts that 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.

KOEI TECMO is also offering exclusive pre-order DLC bonus traps 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 players adversaries), and a Golden Toilet (a trap that shows up from the floor under the unsuspecting victims legs only to catapult them in the air with a jet of water!).

DECEPTION IV: the Nightmare Princess is the PlayStation®4 debut for the Deception series, produced by the creator of the Fatal Frame (aka Project Zero) series, Keisuke Kikuchi, and developed by KOEI TECMO Games in Japan.

The game will be available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system across North America on July 14, 2015. It will also be available digitally on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita handheld system. This title has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

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