Like all good fairytale characters, Pinocchio will get a revision each couple of years – aside from 2022, when he was tailored thrice (principally in dangerous movies, aside from the Del Toro one). The loveable puppet isn’t ready too lengthy for his subsequent comeback, because the RPG Soulslike Lies Of P is coming to PC and Game Pass in August.
Lies Of P’s latest trailer is usually a black display screen with a number of VO, however we get a transparent take a look at Pinocchio’s daddy Master Gepetto this time. The trailer follows a blob wobbling by way of very Victorian streets earlier than it slides into some automation and makes use of the machine’s physique as a puppet. The result’s a boss-sized monstrosity that sits midway between Lovecraftian horror and industrial defect. It additionally jogs my memory of Gears 5’s bizarre contaminated robots, with tentacles and slime hanging off their metallic arms – equally gross and funky.
The latest trailer doesn’t showcase any Bloodborne-style fight, however we’ve had loads of appears to be like at that already, together with a struggle with a gorilla robocop. This Soulslike appears to be like simply as aggressive as you’d count on, emphasising fast dodge rolls and last-minute, anxiety-fueled parries. Pinocchio’s arm doubles up as a grappling hook to tug enemies in, which is at all times cool in a hack n’ slasher, and makes much more sense while you’re taking part in as a puppet. Also, is it simply me or is Pinocchio fairly this time round?
Unlike many Soulslikes, your in-game selections might affect the story right here. At final 12 months’s Gamescom, writer Neowiz teased that “the extra lies instructed, the extra human gamers grow to be, with all the benefits and drawbacks it entails.” It’s a cryptic clarification of how mendacity works in-game, however presumably, Pinocchio’s nostril gained’t develop each time, proper?
We can save our bald-faced lies for August when Lies Of P releases on consoles and PC by way of Steam. The darkish motion game can be launching into PC Game Pass day one.