Neowiz and Round8 Studio unveiled the first-ever gameplay video for Lies of P, a fantastically baroque action RPG inspired by the classic Italian novel Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. The ruined but once beautiful city of Krat is on full display in the new video. The landscape is ruled by hideous, twisted automata, and now it’s up to P to find Mr. Geppetto and reverse the calamity that has befallen Krat.
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I was reminded more of Bloodborne and Nier Automata when looking at the teased gameplay above – with reactive counter-attacks, the array of unique weapons to find and put to use, and that Pinocchio’s own mechanical arm acts as an additional tool or weapon to give unique skills – such as a grappling hook and more.
More details about the story and features of Lies of P will be revealed at this year’s G-STAR in Busan, South Korea from November 17th to 21st, 2021.
More About Lies of P
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. Profound narrative choices and deeply customizable character progression round out the RPG features in Lies of P.
Built from the ground up using Unreal Engine 4 for PC and consoles, Lies of P tells the story of Pinocchio as you’ve never seen it before. Players are invited to stay tuned to the website for updates and the upcoming first gameplay reveal.
Features as shared on Steam:
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 –
Combining weapons in a variety of ways can result in something entirely new. 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. Not all of the enhancements are for fighting, though they can also provide several other unique and useful features.
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