Summer Game Fest Lies Of P Stage Presentation
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Lies of P arrives at Summer Game Fest with a demo

Puppet adventuring.

Lies of P, a new Souls-like coming to consoles and PC later this year, made its latest appearance today at the Summer Game Fest event hosted by Geoff Keighley. The trailer revealed a new release date and announced a public demo to allow anxious fans to get their hands on the game.

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As of right now, players can download a demo to try Lies of P for themselves. The game, which will launch on PC, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5, is available to sample on those same platforms. It has been delayed to September 19. That’s not long after Mortal Kombat 1 arrives. The month already looks packed.

Lies of P takes its inspiration from the familiar tale of Pinocchio. The developer’s vision doesn’t line up perfectly with original author Carlo Collodi’s take, however. Publisher Neowiz describes it as an action Souls-like game that unfolds in the city of Krat. Deadly puppets are everywhere. If that’s not bad enough, there’s also a killer plague. In the middle of all this cheeriness, players must battle to find Geppetto so they can finally become human.


The Lies of P public demo provides access to the game’s first two chapters. They feature boss battles, key characters, and multiple areas to explore. The publisher believes it will keep players busy for hours. It also serves as an excellent chance to explore the Krat hub area. Still, it only “scratches the surface” of content that will be included in the full version at launch.

“We hope the experience delivers on our creative approach to the Souls-like genre and interpretation of the Pinocchio lore– and looking forward to seeing the response from our incredible community,” said Jiwon Choi, Lies of P Project Director.

Given a Fall games lineup that already looks quite solid, the game will have more than enough competition. The demo is a terrific opportunity to see if its plot, aesthetic, and gameplay are right for you.

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Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.