“You must always lie to others if you hope to become human.”
This upcoming release from NEOWIZ and Round8 Studio retells the story of Pinocchio. No longer is he a simple, wooden puppet with dreams and a talking cricket. In this rendition, Pinocchio is a puppet mechanoid. He has been tasked to find someone in a city once beautiful, now filled with horror.
Inspired by games such as Dark Souls, this game tasks the player with navigating a monstrous landscape in an action game set within a dark Belle Époque world. You must be careful who you trust if you can even trust anyone at all – and aim to become human somehow when humanity is mostly lost.
There are many souls-like games that have been great successes, and Lies of P has already caught the attention of many for its dark twist on a well-known story.
Other features include:
- A historical influence and stunning visuals, with scenes based on late 19th century/early 20th century Europe.
- Multiple endings that are influenced by the player’s choices and actions. Who you lie to will influence how the story ends.
- A weapon making system which allows players to customize and create weapons to play to their strengths. Combine weapons into something unique and powerful.
- A skill system influenced on what parts you add to Pinocchio. These can influence battle, as well as how you act in other parts of the world. Being a puppet, Pinocchio can mix and match different parts of himself.
Lies of P is scheduled to be out in 2023. It will be released on Xbox, Playstation, and PC. To keep up to date with the development process, follow the official Twitter page here. Check out the trailer for Lies of P below: