Deception IV: Blood Ties detailed, debut trailer

Gather the pieces of Sacred Words to unlock the demon seal. has gone up with its online preview for Deception IV: Blood Ties, coming to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita on February 27 in Japan and next year in North America and Europe.

The main character is the devil’s daughter, Regurina. It’s her destiny search and kill the descendants of the 12 saints who sealed her father long ago. She has the power of the three mediums to her advantage, but her only weapon is the ability to summon traps. With these abilities she begins her revenge on humanity.


In the days of old, there was a demon who ruled the world with fear. However, humanity joined together behind his back and revolted against him. Before long, 12 saints with the power gifted from heaven appeared, and at last the demon was sealed away. The book containing the sealing curse was called “Sacred Words” (Seigon). Fearing it’s abuse, the 12 saints divided it among themselves and hid away the pieces. Additionally, the saints erased themselves from the record of history, and Sacred Words was handed down behind closed doors along with fake anecdotes.

That was 3000 years ago. The demon has finally found the whereabouts of the descendants of the saints who hold the pieces of Sacred Words, the keys to breaking the seal. In order to recover the pieces of Sacred Words, the demon sends his “daughter” to the human world. She is a physical manifestation that shares the minds of himself and the three mediums of Splendor, of Cruelty, and of Disgrace. He aims to free himself and to crack down on the corrupt humanity that sealed him.

Regurina – Main Character – She descends into the human world accompanied by the three mediums in order to gather the pieces of Sacred Words to unlock the demon seal. She doesn’t really display emotions and is indifferent to destroying humans. What is she thinking behind those mysterious eyes?

Three Mediums

The three mediums play an important role in this title. They are the physical refinements of souls created from the burning deep resentment of the demon’s heart. They are the incarnations of the notions of splendor, cruelty, and disgrace. Acting as faithful servants, they offer traps corresponding to each notion for Regurina to use. Let’s introduce some of the traps these wicked hearted ladies offer.


It is the notion that demands optimal action and doesn’t mind making sacrifices in order to always achieve goals. As for the trap, excelling in functionality is it’s feature. It’s useful for setting up a brilliant combo.

Crane – A huge crane that falls and with its four clasps seizes and hangs the enemy.

Spring Floor – When the enemy stands on it, it springs forward.

Kaeria – Medium of Splendor – Accomplishing goals is most important to her, but in order to make the demon’s greatness known, she prefers to do it in a manner that has brilliant results. Her loyalty and conviction in the mission doesn’t waver.


This is the notion that loves punishing humans, taking pleasure and joy out of the pain and suffering of others. There are many visually strong traps that feature violence and inflict heavy damage.

Pendulum – A pendulum / heavy pointed axe. A strictly pedigreed trap from ancient times that sucked up the blood of a great number of victims.

Maiden Hug – Mechanized and protruding from the wall. Capturing what it touches with a death embrace.

Velza – Medium of Cruelty – She hates humans but it’s a love hate situation since she loves to inflict pain on them. When she hears their shrieks she gets super excited.


This is the notion that wants to crush human pride and make them feel ashamed. Manipulates people and tricks them into an unsightly situation.Additionally, these traps can be used in a number of ways and being successful with them will earn you all sorts of bonuses.

Toy Hammer – A toy hammer that appears through a magic trap on the wall, then beats the enemy.

Tombstone – A trap where a tombstone drops from the ceiling. Is the place where it eats a cemetery!?

Lilia – Medium of Disgrace – She has the mischievous heart of a child, but she gets a big laugh out of seeing humans in embarrassing situations. She has a naivete about her and a positive personality. She always acts according to the rules.


The stages have diverse spaces prepared. This time we’ll introduce 2 stages. Each stage has it’s own tricks, which you combine with traps for a combo.

Proschlein Castle “Chapel”

This is a solemn chapel area. A soft light pours down from a high window, god’s affection is felt, but devices for doling out merciless punishment to sinners are everywhere. The same number as light, there are shadows lurking unseen.

Proschlein Castle “Garden of the Warrior”

It was once a courtyard, but weapons of war are found here and it has a bloodthirsty atmosphere. Use the weapons as tools to harm intruders!

Mysterious Trap “Wizard Gear”

The mysterious new trap, “Wizard Gear.” A totally new trap appears in this title. It’s a vehicle type, powered by magic. Look for more details in the future reports!

Trailer and Gameplay

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