A horror take on Pinocchio has been done before in cinematic ways. But how about for a video game? A new gameplay trailer for Lies of P introduces developer Round8 Studio‘s take on such a concept, with a gothic, dark tone and action added to the classic tale
In the game, players are Pinocchio himself, the iconic character, while finding themselves in an abaondoned train station known as Krat. A single note telling you to find Mr. Geppetto sets you off on your journey, where you face off against various Victorian mechanical horrors. It’s a nice mix of steampunk horror and fantasy.
Here is the trailer for the gameplay of Lies of P.
The official description of Lies of P:
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.”
Play as Pinocchio, a puppet mechanoid, and fight through everything in your path to find this mystery person. But don’t expect any help along the way and don’t make the mistake of trusting anyone.
You must always lie to others if you hope to become human.
Inspired by the familiar story of Pinocchio, Lies of P is an action souls-like game set in a cruel, dark Belle Époque world. All of humanity is lost in a once beautiful city that has now become a living hell filled with unspeakable horrors. Lies of P offers an elegant world filled with tension, a deep combat system and a gripping story. Guide Pinocchio and experience his unrelenting journey to become human.
The gameplay of Lies of P looks fun and fluid, with a lot of dark places to explore and immerse yourself in that particular world.
Lies of P is in development, set for a release later sometime in 2023 on PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One.
Last Updated on February 17, 2023.