A Deception logo

For detailed information about this series, see: TRAPEDIA


Astarte, the main character of the series

Deception is a RPG series created by Tecmo Koei.

Video Games

  • Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness (July 25, 1996). PlayStation.
  • Kagero: Deception II (July 23, 1998). PlayStation.
  • Deception III: Dark Delusion (December 9, 1999). PlayStation.
  • Deception IV: Blood Ties (February 27, 2014), PlayStation 3.
  • Deception IV: Another Princess (March 26, 2015). PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. An updated version of Blood Ties.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type


Arrow L & R

Monster Rancher19970724 July 24, 1997The monster breed "Ardebaran" from Monster Rancher is patterned after the creature from Tecmo's Deception, while the breed "Time Noise" from Monster Rancher 2 is patterned after Millenia from Kagero: Deception II. Suezo is a secret trap in Kagero: Deception II and Deception IV: Another Princess.1


Arrow L & R

Dead or Alive20000330 March 30, 2000The PlayStation 2 version of Dead or Alive 2 includes costumes for Ayane and Helena based respectively on Millennia from Kagero: Deception II and Reina from Deception III: Dark Delusion, while Dead or Alive 5 Last Round features a DLC costume set of characters from the series, and also a costume for Helena including a shirt with the Kagero: Deception II logo. The "Butterfly Costume" in Deception IV: Blood Ties is based on Ayane.2

5Arrow R Fatal Frame2004111 November 1, 2004Costumes based on Millennia and Reina from the Deception series are unlockable in Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly - Director's Cut.2


Double Arrow R

TЯAPT20050630 June 30, 2005TЯAPT is a spinoff of Deception.1

5Arrow R Winning Post20150312 March 12, 2015Winning Post 8 2015 includes a costume of Laegrinna from Deception IV: Blood Ties.2

5Arrow R Warriors (Koei)20170330 March 30, 2017Millennia from Kagero: Deception II and Laegrinna from Deception IV: Blood Ties are playable characters in Warriors All-Stars.1