Lies of P | Release Date, Story, Gameplay, and Everything You Need to Know

We are excited beyond belief for this, not gonna lie.

by J.R. Waugh , Gordon Bicker
Image: Neowiz Games

Lies of P was a bizarre, even risky concept to pitch to gamers. A Pinocchio Action RPG with Bloodborne vibes? Don’t get us wrong, we’re stoked, but it just seemed so surprising. But Summer Game Fest has been the gift that keeps on giving, with a fresh glimpse at the gameplay, and it looks like steampunk goodness, rendering a quasi-Victorian, Industrial Revolution vibe in a dark, moody world. Read on for our coverage of Lies of P | Release Date, Story, Gameplay, and Everything You Need to Know!

Lies of P | Release Date, Story, and Gameplay


Lies of P will release on 19 September 2023 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. The game will also be available on Day One for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. The trailer released for both Summer Game Fest and Gamescom shows the game intends to honor the original Pinocchio author, Carlo Collodi, chronicling Pinocchio’s quest to become a human. For the gameplay, we see a moody, gothic world, full of mechanical perils that you, as Pinocchio, are meant to fight.

Related: Lies of P is more than just a Souls-like

You’ll notice that Pinocchio has many steampunk contraptions built into his puppet body, and everything from the movement, to combat, to even how he holds giant swords, is something straight out of Bloodborne. In addition to swords, you’ll spot numerous different sizes and types of weapons, including shovels, warhammers, firearms, and much more. The result is a twisted tale full of horror and action, and it just looks awesome— we are certainly looking forward to it.

With the Bloodborne comparison aside, there seems to be a greater emphasis on visual effects and cinematic quality, as well as more dialogue. Given the main character’s propensity for lies, it makes sense that dialogue plays a greater factor in this, but fighting massive automatons as Pinocchio makes for the action to take center stage. The variety of weapons you can wield, as well as other items to help assist and protect you on your journey, is readily apparent.

The Lies of P story will go differently than you might remember in the Disney adaptation. Whatever the story though, it puts Pinocchio in full focus, as he embarks on his journey to fulfill his destiny, whatever that ends up becoming. This will result in something potentially refreshing brought to the somewhat tiring trend of Soulsborne concepts – a truly introspective, character-driven action RPG but with that intense, challenging combat all the same. You had our curiosity, Neowiz Games, but with this, you now have our enthusiastic attention.

Is There a Lies of P Demo?

Yes, there is a demo available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC right now for you to enjoy. This means that you will be able to experience a taste of the game before the official release later this year. In the meantime while you are downloading the demo, you can always check out that moody trailer yet again.

- This article was updated on June 8th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.