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Lies of P is a Bloodborne-inspired Soulslike action-RPG starring Pinocchio as he explores a nightmarish city.
As players eagerly await the release of the highly anticipated Souls-like game, Lies of P, much speculation and misinformation has circulated about the game’s gameplay, story, and features. In this article, we aim to set the record straight by providing a thorough and accurate overview of everything we know about the game.
There has been a Pinocchio renaissance as of late in media. For example, in 2022 only, we had no less than 3 movies, animated or live-action, including one from legendary filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro.
Nobody has yet made a game where a puppet, who is armed with a sword and searching for its creator, has to battle the forces of evil in an infamous city. Lies of P is inspired by this classic story, but with its own unique dark spin.
What is Lies of P Story?
While venturing the grim streets of Krat, Pinocchio embarks on a search to reunite with his father Geppeto and faces many harrowing ordeals. Pinocchio still dreams of being human, and he learns the hard lesson that not everyone can be trusted. Lies are what gain him his humanity, as he uses his wooden body to contend with the dangerous beauty of the world.
As they progress through the game, players will encounter familiar characters from the original story such as Geppetto and the Blue Fairy, as well as new characters created specifically for the game. The narrative is nonlinear, with multiple endings depending on the player’s choices and actions.
Where and when does Lies of P take place?
Lies of P has no relation to the Victorian era which is typical for Soulslike genre games. Here, the developers at Neowiz have decided to use the Belle Epoque time period in 19th century Paris, France. They wanted a unique distinct setting compared to many of these types of game that typically incorporate Victorian themes. Additionally, aspects of steampunk have been incorporated into the game as well.
The main concept surrounding this game is Pinocchio and its puppets. The town of Krat was formed due to the hard work of these puppet creations. Unfortunately, the puppets transform into killer puppets and start murdering people, leading to the ruined state Krat is in today. For some inexplicable reason, Pinocchio wakes up at a voice urging him to brawl and search for something. Though he recognizes that he himself is a puppet, he is perplexed as to why he must fight and what his battle is for.
As you can see from the game’s name, Lies of P, this is the theme of the narrative. Therefore, in this game, you, as Pinocchio, must constantly choose whether to reveal the truth or to lie, as well as whether to believe this person or not. Therefore, there will be many different endings and many variations based on the choices Pinocchio takes.
Who are the Developer and Publisher of Lies of P?
Neowiz, established in 1997, is located in South Korea and has produced many games. Famous for multiplayer titles such as DJMAX Respect, Tapsonic Bold, and War of Angels, Neowiz has had an impressive development history.
Who is Choi-Ji Won, Lies of P Director?
Choi-Ji Won been developing games for 15 years. Before joining Neowiz on Lies of P, Choi-Ji Won was on the MMORPG game called Lost Ark where her directed the combat system.
What is Lies of P Gameplay?
Lies of P Battle
If you’re familiar with soulslike titles of the past few years, Lies of P will feel familiar. Just like Bloodborne and Dark Souls, you’ll need to finesse your way through fights using careful attacks and dodges – enemies have their own fighting moves that can easily take out Pinocchio’s health.
Lies of P new weapon-making system
Pinocchio’s Lies of P stands out with its weapon-crafting system and its customizable mechanical body, allowing you to create the perfect weapon and make the most of your robotic frame.
When playing Krat, you’ll have numerous opportunities to try out new enhancements and take advantage of unique perks. Additionally, the game’s storyline has “interconnected procedural quests” that shift based on the lies you tell when conversing with non-player characters. Ultimately, how your interactions and deceptions affect the outcome of your story.
Lies of P Game Platforms and release date
Lies of P is scheduled to release on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S in 2023. As announced at Gamescom, it will also be included on Xbox Game Pass.
Lies of P promises to be a truly unique and memorable addition to the Soulslike genre. With its innovative gameplay mechanics, emotive story, and beautiful world, it is sure to captivate and delight players when it releases.