Deception III: Dark Delusion is the third installment in Tecmo, Inc.'s unique role-playing series. Players enter a world where strategy and innovation are integral to survival, and where deceit and mysterious intentions abound. Deception III combines RPG elements with action and adventure, as deadly traps are constructed and placed to destroy enemies. The game utilizes a third person perspective, and features over 2000 trap combinations. Multiple endings are possible as the player makes decisions that will affect Reina's future. In addition to the story mode, there are Trap License, Training, and Expert options available.
What was meant to be a joyous occasion has turned into a living nightmare. Reina was in the midst of celebrating her 17th birthday, having just received a beautiful brooch from her stepmother, when two men burst into their home. Reina, her little brother, and her stepmother were kidnapped and taken to the island of Alendar, a war-torn land teeming with criminal activity. Bandits from Alendar have been raiding Reina's home of Burganfada for slave labor, and now Reina finds herself in front of the corrupt King Fredrick. What happens next will change Reina's life forever. Reina must use all of the resources at her disposal to stay alive, collecting souls and creating an arsenal of traps which will allow her to discover the true meaning of her power.