With the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the ability to instantly stream or upload your gameplay became a simple reality for many players. Streaming video or social sharing of clips wasn't completely unheard of before both consoles launched - the option was offered on top multiplayer titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops II - but it certainly wasn't available on most games.
Today, Tecmo Koei announced a release date for its Deception/Kagero series revival, Deception IV: Blood Ties, and inclusion of YouTube uploading from within the game. Deception IV will be coming to North America on March 25 and to Europe on March 28. Only the PlayStation 3 version of the game will have YouTube uploading, with the PlayStation Vita version having additional touchscreen options.
Like previous iterations, Deception IV places you in the shoes of a fragile protagonist in charge of a haunted castle. This game's dungeon master is Laegrinna, a living fragment of the Devil's soul, who lures enemies into strategically-placed, player-activated traps. Depending on how you dispatch your foes, Laegrinna will receive reward points and upgraded traps from the Devil's three servants: sadistic torment pleases Veruza, elaborate deaths make Caelea go gaga, and humiliating demises are Lilia's cup of tea.
That Deception is coming back is odd enough. I love the series, but Tecmo notes the franchise has only sold 800,000 copies globally, so it's not like Deception is a huge draw that calls for a full retail release. It's the the addition of YouTube uploading that's very interesting. It fits with the game; showing off your crazy trap combos on YouTube is a great idea, I'm just surprised that Tecmo Koei went the extra mile for this series. Of course, the question is "does anyone care?"