Souls-like Pinocchio story Lies of P made an appearance at Gamescom Opening Night Live today, with a new trailer showing off more gameplay, more emphasis on the lying system, Geppetto, and possibly Jiminy Cricket.
The trailer shows off a number of new locations, character, and enemies, but most notably puts P face to face with a man calling him “son,” presumably his father and creator Geppetto. There’s something sinister about the interaction though, and given what we know about this dark twist on the Pinocchio story we might be in for a heartbreaking reunion.
Another strange tidbit in the trailer was the presence of a small cricket cage at P’s waist, from which a voice assures him, “I’m here for ya buddy! Don’t worry!” It’s entirely possible this is a nod to Jiminy Cricket, who only appears in the Disney-fied version of Pinocchio as the embodiment of Pinocchio’s conscience and does not appear in the original tale (which, by the way, has an extremely upsetting ending all its own).
Lies of P – Gamescom 2022
Lies of P was first announced in May from developer Round8 Studio and publisher NeoWiz. Apart from its Souls-like combat, it also has a “lie” system where the main character’s choices to lie or not in different situations can impact gameplay. It’s planned for release on PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC. We also previously got a look at alpha gameplay back in June.