Lies of P, the critically acclaimed souls-like from NEOWIZ based around Pinocchio, has sold over 1 million copies since its release last month. In case you missed our review, we absolutely loved our time as P, stating, “Lies of P is a gorgeous, bloody, unforgiving game which builds off the well-tread souls template to create a wholly original adventure that never ceases being a joy to explore and experience. With top tier combat, fantastic enemy and boss designs, and intricate and often interweaving areas to explore, the game remains fresh despite the 30+ hours required for a first playthrough. I may be a sucker for these types of games, but Lies of P hit absolutely every note needed to draw me into its often grotesque yet surprisingly emotional world. Lies of P may be based on a well-known and over told fairy tale, but watching it unfold in a mature setting with a likable cast of characters and dire stakes made the story that much more enthralling.” Lies of P is available now for the PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and on Game Pass. You can learn more below:
SEOUL, South Korea — Oct. 16, 2023 — NEOWIZ, a global game developer and publisher, is happy to share that one of 2023’s most-anticipated video game releases, Lies of P, has officially sold 1 million units globally less than a month after the game’s successful launch on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and Mac via the Mac App Store for models with Apple silicon. This milestone comes after the title received a positive reception from critics and fans alike for its unique take on the classic fairy tale of Pinocchio and subtle innovations to the Souls-like formula. From critics, Lies of P earned an average of 80 on PlayStation 5, 83 on PC, and 84 on Xbox Series X|S on Metacritic as well as 89% positive review scores on Steam.
“This incredible milestone for Lies of P proves the potential of Korean console games on the global stage,” said Seungchul Kim, co-CEO of NEOWIZ. “The Lies of P project was a challenging endeavor for NEOWIZ and Round8 Studio and we take great pride in what we achieved with this title.”
“The reception has been incredible so far, and we are beyond thankful that over 1 million players have already embarked on their journey through Krat,” said Jiwon Choi, Director for Lies of P. “Likewise, we are excited for what the future holds for Lies of P, and can’t wait to share more when the time is right.”
Inspired by the familiar story of Pinocchio, Lies of P is an action Souls-like game set in the dark, Belle Époque-inspired city of Krat. Once a beautiful city, Krat has become a living nightmare as deadly puppets run amok and a plague sweeps the land. Play as a puppet who must fight his way through the city on his unrelenting journey to find Geppetto and finally become human. Lies of P presents an elegant world filled with tension, deep combat and character customization systems, and a gripping story with interesting narrative choices where the more lies told, the more human P becomes. Just remember: in a world filled with lies, no one can be trusted…
NEOWIZ launched Lies of P worldwide on Sept. 19, 2023. The standard and deluxe editions are available for $59.99 and $69.99 respectively, in digital or physical format on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam and participating retailers. The standard edition of Lies of P is also available via the Mac App Store for models with Apple silicon for $59.99. This game is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB, PEGI 16, and USK 16.
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