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A new trailer has been released for Round 8 Studio’s Lies of P, a game combining elements of Souls-likes and Pinocchio. Players take on the role of the famous puppet who wishes to become human on a quest to save the city of Krat. Both Pinocchio and various enemies have a steampunk aesthetic combined with a Tim Burton-esque visual style. Some are likening the combat sequences to Bloodborne. It is planned for release in 2023 for console and PC.

This is Lies of P, a brand new Souls-like Action RPG inspired by the classic Italian novel from Carlo Collodi. Built from the ground up using Unreal Engine 4 for PC, PlayStation 5, and the Xbox Series S/X systems, Lies of P tells the story of Pinocchio as you’ve never seen it before. As Pinocchio himself, you must navigate through a dark Belle Epoque world where all of humanity is lost. The once beautiful city of Krat has become a living hell, and you must find the famed Mr. Geppetto to unravel the mystery of what happened to both yourself and the world around you.

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.

Sources: NEOWIZ (via DSOG), Steam, IGN

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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  1. Huh… the description sounds interesting. I look forward to learning more of this one. The grab for me was.

    “The more lies you tell the more human you become.”

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