DECEIVE INC. Opens for Business; Blend In and Break Out in This Spy vs. Spy Extraction Shooter, Available Today on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S
Developer Sweet Bandits Studios and Publisher Tripwire Presents Deliver a New Approach to the FPS Genre, Complete with Stealth and Spycraft
ROSWELL, Ga. – March 21, 2023 – Developer Sweet Bandits Studios and Publisher Tripwire Presents announced that DECEIVE INC., the highly-anticipated multiplayer FPS title that blends stealth and spycraft elements with intense action, launches today with cross-play support on PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store), the PlayStation®5 computer entertainment system, and Xbox Series X|S console system. DECEIVE INC. deploys players into the world of high-stakes subterfuge, working for a private corporation with a complete monopoly over the international espionage market. Disguise yourself as anyone you meet in an instant, access state-of-the-art gadgets the rest of the world can only dream of, and possess skills that would make Hollywood super spies jealous. But you are not alone. Rival spies are after the same objective and every single one of them is as skilled, cunning, and well-equipped as you are. Blend in, alone or with your team, grab the objective, and break out. In the end, only the right actions and skills will get you that paycheck.
“When I joined the team, DECEIVE INC. had already been living in the heads of a dozen developers,” said Carole-Ann Perron, Producer at Sweet Bandits Studios. “To be honest, I was glad to join a team unbothered by their ego and determined to create a unique gameplay experience. With Tripwire Presents to back us up, we were able to create something I truly believe is special. The spies, the maps, the gadgets, the music, there’s a unique vibe to DECEIVE INC. that makes you want to click play again!”
Watch the DECEIVE INC. Launch Trailer and Get Ready to Blend In and Break Out
“When we first showed DECEIVE INC. to attendees at Gamescom, PAX, and EGX, it was so rewarding to see new players go from curious to fans in no time,” said Brian Etheridge, Publishing Director at Tripwire Presents. “They would come out of the demo so excited, asking questions, and giving us their feedback. The team at Sweet Bandits Studios have been one of the most proactive and receptive developers we’ve ever worked with in terms of letting the players help drive development and we look forward to seeing players dive into the world of DECEIVE INC. today!
DECEIVE INC. Key Features:
Choose Your Spy: Each agent is completely unique with three different versions of a one-of-a-kind expertise, passive ability, and singular weapon. From a world-renowned gentleman thief who can disappear in a flash to a brash detective whose abilities of deduction can track rival agents, DECEIVE INC. lets players choose from a diverse roster of eight launch-day spies to best fit any playstyle.
Choose Your Tools: Create custom loadouts from a plethora of highly-versatile gadgets inspired by Hollywood spy films. With agent favorites, like the Bounce Mat and bulletproof Shield-brella, DECEIVE INC.’s world-class R&D department has you covered. Literally. Remain undetected while disguised as a potted plant, box, or even a toilet, thanks to the holo-mimic gadget or go on the offensive and lay traps for an ambush with deadly tripwires.
Dress for the Occasion: Every agent comes equipped with a high-tech holographic watch allowing players to disguise themselves as NPC guests, staff members, or even security guards to gain access to restricted areas without arousing suspicion. But watch out, as enemy spies may be disguised as well.
Visit Exotic Locales: Infiltrate the visually stunning world of DECEIVE INC., full of suspicious persons of interest, electronics to hack, restricted areas, and secret rooms. How you choose to enter the vault is up to you, but be careful – rival spies will stop at nothing to take the objective.
The standard edition of DECEIVE INC. has an MSRP of $19.99 USD, €19.99 EUR, and £16.99 GBP with an ESRB: T for Teen and PEGI 16 rating. Aspiring agents can also purchase the DECEIVE INC. Black Tie Edition for an MSRP of $29.99 USD, €29.99 EUR, and £24.99 GBP to receive a ton of cool extras, including the “Dressed to Impress” Profile Portrait, Title, and Equipment Ink with an additional 1,000 Bonds (in-game premium currency).
Find out more about DECEIVE INC. on the official website. For further information on developer Sweet Bandits Studios please visit the team’s official website and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, and Facebook. For more information on Tripwire Presents please visit their official website and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Sweet Bandits Studios
Sweet Bandits Studios is an indie studio based in Quebec, Canada. The studio was created in 2016 by game developers from AAA studios who were tired of the profit-first mentality and dishonest work ethics they had experienced. Their belief is that to create the best games possible openness and transparency are keys. Therefore, in their studio, everyone can partake in the decision-making. Sweet Bandits Studios have been the recipient of prices and grants notably the Catapulte Program, Canada Media Fund, and Quebec City grant.
Fun fact, they are one of the very few studios to have shipped a title, Coffence, an online multiplayer game, using Amazon Lumberyard (and the talent of only 5 persons). Now 17 team members strong, they plan on leveraging what they’ve learned to create a solid user experience for Deceive Inc, a game focusing on subterfuge, deduction, and ingenuity set in the groovy world of international espionage.
About Tripwire Interactive
Formed in 2005 as a humble independent developer founded by gamers who found success in the video game modding community, Tripwire Interactive has developed and self-published multiple critically acclaimed titles in the wildly popular Killing Floor and Rising Storm franchises, which have collectively sold over 30 million units to date. The studio’s last internal project, Maneater, broke new ground in the popular action RPG genre and tasked players with taking on the role of a deadly shark with the uncanny ability to evolve as it feeds. Since its release in 2020 Maneater has sold over 14 million units worldwide across all platforms.
Since then, Tripwire Interactive has expanded its business with the publishing division, Tripwire Presents, turning its experience and resources to include publishing titles spanning multiple platforms and genres from other talented independent studios. Tripwire Presents aims to help like-minded independent studios bring their titles to market, including Chivalry 2 developed by Torn Banner Studios, Espire 1: VR Operative and Espire 2 developed by Digital Lode, DECEIVE INC. developed by Sweet Bandits Studios and Road Redemption developed by EQ Games and Pixel Dash Studios. Tripwire Presents continues to grow their portfolio, and are always on the lookout for the next great team and game. Inquiries and pitches can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submitted through their publishing application form. Tripwire Interactive is a standalone entity under Saber Interactive, an Embracer Group company.
Deceive Inc. © ® 2023 Sweet Bandits Studios. Published by Tripwire Presents. Tripwire Presents® and Tripwire® are Registered Trademarks owned by Tripwire Interactive LLC. All rights reserved.