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Lies Of P

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Neowiz Games
Developer: Round 8 Studio
Release Date: August 2023

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'Lies Of P' Celebrates Pinocchio’s Birthday With Behind The Scenes Look, Introduces Allegra Marland As Sophia Voice Actor - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2023 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT

Set in a cruel, dark Belle Époque world, Lies Of P is a Souls-like Action/RPG inspired by Carlo Collodi's classic Italian novel Pinocchio.

You wake up at an abandoned train station in Krat, a city overwhelmed by madness and bloodlust. In front of you lies a single note that reads:

"Find Mr. Geppetto. He's here in the city."

Built from the ground up using Unreal Engine 4, Lies Of P tells the story of Pinocchio like 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. But don't expect any help along the way and don't make the mistake of trusting anyone. A richly detailed crafting system, profound narrative choices, and deeply customizable character progression round out the RPG features in Lies of P.

NEOWIZ is celebrating Pinocchio’s birthday with the release of two brand-new videos offering a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Lies Of P and a unique character breakdown from the voice actor.

In the first video, Project Director Ji Won Choi and Art Director Chang Kyu Noh guide viewers through what to expect from the story, characters, tone, art direction, and more that they’ll discover throughout the highly-anticipated Souls-like game, while the second video has actor Allegra Marland (Elden Ring, The Crown), share a deep dive into her character Sophia.

In the behind-the-scenes video, Choi and Roh give insight into the meticulous designs of the cast and game world, their inspirations for creating the game, and more in a Q&A style. In the video interview with Marland, she provides a detailed look at Sophia and how she helped bring the mysterious character to life. Sophia is unique in that she gained time manipulation abilities after awakening the true powers of Ergo, and Marland goes on to describe some of her favorite lines and how she views the character in the context of the story.

Key Features:

  • A Dark Fairytale Retold: The timeless tale of Pinocchio has been reimagined with dark and striking visuals.Set in the fallen city of Krat, Pinnochio desperately fights to become human against all odds.
  • Visual Concept: The city of Krat was insipired by the Belle Époque Era in Europe (late 19th Century to the early 20th Century) and is the epitome of a collapsed city bereft of prosperity.
  • 'Lying' Quests and Multiple Endings: Experience interconnected procedural quests that play out depending on how you lie. These choices will then affect how the story ends.
  • Weapon-Making System: You can combine weapons in a multitude of ways to create something new altogether. Research to find the best combinations and make something truly special.
  • Special Skill System: With Pinocchio being a doll, you can change parts of his body to gain new skills and hopefully an edge in battle. But not all of the enhancements are for fighting though, they can also provide several other unique and useful features.

Lies Of P is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S (Xbox Game Pass at launch) and PC (Steam) in August 2023.

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