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Lies of P announced - Pinocchio's story with a darkly baroque twist

Published: 12:54, 20 May 2021
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Lies of P

Neowiz and Round8 Studio have announced Lies of P, a brand-new Souls-like Action RPG inspired by the classic Italian novel from Carlo Collodi. The game is in development for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.

Lies of P is currently being developed with Unreal Engine 4 for PC, PlayStation 5, and the Xbox Series S/X systems. The upcoming Souls-like RPG tells the story of Pinocchio, albeit with a couple of new story beats and twists not exactly well-suited for Disney.

As Pinocchio, players will have to navigate through a dark Belle Epoque world where all of humanity is lost. Pinocchio is looking for his creator, Mr Geppetto, among the hellish ruins of the once beautiful city of Krat. Finding Mr Geppetto, and his truly magnificent beard and moustache will unravel the mystery of what happened to both Pinocchio and the world around him.

As the puppet mechanoid Pinocchio, you will wind your way through the streets of a ruined city, crafting weapons from the materials you find in the world, and interacting with the remaining few who manage to survive in this pre-industrial hellscape. 

The more you lie, the more human you become, with all the advantages and disadvantages that it entails. A richly detailed crafting system, profound narrative choices, and deeply customizable character progression round out the RPG features in Lies of P.

"We’ve been toying with the idea of retelling Pinocchio’s tale in our own way for some time. Lies of P is the culmination of our dreams and our nightmares. It’s definitely a version of this classic story that you’ve never seen before," said Jiwon Choi, the director of development for Lies of P. 

"To us, Pinocchio has always been a grimly dark tale of the lies we tell to get by in a world that’s not always black and white. We can’t wait to show you more of the game in the coming months."

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The coming months will bring more gameplay details, character reveals, and much more. You can now wishlist Lies of P on Steam.

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