Deception IV on PS3 Offers Youtube Upload Capabilities

Show off your best traps in all their streaming glory on your PlayStation 3.

News by Mike Williams, .

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?"

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  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue #1 Funny_Colour_Blue 4 years ago
    ...I cannot believe Deception IV exists on the PS3! It's like one of those moments where you have all but given up on your favourite franchises making their way to next-gen consoles-and then all of a sudden, BAM!

    I wish I could say the same thing for Disaster Report 4...


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  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 #2 brionfoulke91 4 years ago
    Well, I hope a lot of people care, because the Deception series is a cool series and it's nice to see it come back!
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