If Dark Souls is emo, Bloodborne is the darker Gothic brother: Everything around us falls apart, mad gods turn their bloodshot eyes on us, while werewolves and other beasts want to feast on us. The ruthless night turns the hunters into the hunted and the allies into traitors.
And now imagine that you end up in just such a world but be Pinocchio – yes, exactly that. A cute little wooden doll with a cricket buddy and a flunk problem. Okay, admittedly you don’t exactly control the Disney Pinocchio in Lies of P, but the combination still seems absurd. But that’s exactly why it could be exciting.
Bloodborne for PC? This is Lies of P
Dark atmosphere and exciting contrast
The announcement trailer, which outlines the story, conveys a first picture of the sinister action role-playing game. The parallels to Bloodborne are already visually clear. During the Belle Époque (the transition between the 19th and 20th centuries) you will visit the not-so-beautiful city of Krat.
It looks as if it has been swept empty and dilapidated, an eerie cathedral looms high, decaying animal carcasses lurk in dark corners, half-explored corpses from whose mouths rats are crawling (thanks, trailer!) Or even worse – perhaps much livelier monsters who want to blow out the lights of life .
But why are we alive at all is perhaps the even more exciting question – because this version of Pinocchio is also a mechanical doll that was built and inspired by the mysterious Mr. Gepetto. And that’s exactly what we’re looking for in the game to find answers.
Lies of P – Bloodborne-style action RPG story trailer
First information about the gameplay
The Steam page is already live and provides the first details on how Lies of P will play. The developers used the term Soulslike quite openly, so they consciously orientate themselves on the games of the Japanese developer From Software, which are for their oppressive atmosphere and ruthless fighting are known:
- Lying is integrated as an important game mechanic: If you fool, you become more human, but you also have to live with the consequences.
- The »procedural« quests should change depending on the decision and influence the end – it remains to be seen whether the content generated in any form does not feel too generic.
- You fight with different weapons and can combine them to make your own brutal combat tools.
- Because Pinocchio is a doll, you are allowed to exchange individual body parts. They bring different improvements and skills for your mechanical hero.
When will Lies of P be released?
The action role-playing game does not yet have a release date. Developer Round8 Studio is working in parallel with publisher Neowiz on the MMORPG Bless Unleashed. In principle, the team has experience and a certain size, but has also gained a lot.
Lies of P will be released for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X / S. The Unreal Engine 4 serves as the technical basis, the desired look is already well captured by the first screenshots:
Lies of P – view screenshots
As far as Bloodborne is concerned, rumors of a PC implementation have surfaced again and again – but nothing has been confirmed so far. Just recently it was said that Epic wanted to bring first-party games from Sony and Nintendo to our favorite platform. Some, like Days Gone or Horizon Zero Dawn, have already made it, hope dies last, as is well known.