Lies of P, the dark and twisted action RPG inspired by the classic tale of Pinocchio, has achieved a remarkable feat of selling over one million copies worldwide in less than a month since its release. The game, developed by Round8 Studio and published by Neowiz, has received critical acclaim for its immersive story, challenging combat, and stunning graphics.
A haunting retelling of a well-loved story
Lies of P is set in the city of Krat, a dystopian metropolis plagued by a mysterious disease that turns humans into puppets. The game follows the journey of P, a puppet who wakes up in a coffin with no memory of his past. He is guided by a mysterious voice that promises to make him a real boy if he can find his father Geppetto.
The game is heavily influenced by the original story of Pinocchio, written by Carlo Collodi in 1883, but with a darker and more mature twist. The game explores themes such as identity, morality, and deception, as P encounters various characters and factions that have their own agendas and secrets. The game also features multiple endings that depend on the player’s choices and actions throughout the game.
A challenging and rewarding combat system
Lies of P is a soulslike game, meaning that it has a high level of difficulty and requires skillful timing, positioning, and strategy to overcome enemies. The game offers a variety of weapons, skills, and upgrades that allow players to customize their playstyle and adapt to different situations. The game also features a unique mechanic called the Legion Arm, which is a prosthetic arm that can transform into different forms depending on the weapon equipped.
The game’s combat is not only challenging but also rewarding, as players can collect materials and currency from defeated enemies to upgrade their weapons, skills, and puppet parts. The game also encourages exploration and discovery, as players can find hidden items, secrets, and lore that enrich the game’s world and story.
A stunning visual and audio experience
Lies of P boasts impressive graphics that create a realistic and immersive representation of the city of Krat. The game uses Unreal Engine 4 to render detailed environments, dynamic lighting and shadows, and realistic animations. The game also supports 4K resolution and 60 frames per second on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles.
The game’s audio is equally impressive, as it features an original soundtrack composed by Project Sylpheed composer Yuki Ichiki. The soundtrack consists of orchestral music that matches the game’s tone and atmosphere, ranging from calm and melancholic to tense and dramatic. The game also features voice acting for all the main characters, performed by talented actors such as Yuri Lowenthal, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, and Nolan North.
A success story for Round8 Studio and Neowiz
Lies of P is the second game developed by Round8 Studio, a subsidiary of Neowiz that was founded in 2019. The studio’s first game was Bless Unleashed, a free-to-play MMORPG that was released in 2020. Lies of P is a much more ambitious project that showcases the studio’s talent and vision.
Neowiz is a South Korean publisher that has been in the gaming industry since 1997. The company has published several successful games such as DJMax, Black Squad, Skul: The Hero Slayer, and Brave Nine. Lies of P is one of the company’s biggest hits, as it has received positive reviews from critics and players alike.
Lies of P is available now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The game is also included in Xbox Game Pass on release day. For more information about the game, visit its official website or follow its social media accounts.