the director for lies of p has explained why Neowiz decided to make the game focus on the character of Pinocchio.
During Gamescom 2022, one of the biggest reveals that got everyone talking was the dark retelling of Pinocchio, lies of p; a Soulslike RPG with visuals similar to blood borne.
Pinocchio is an interesting angle for a game that seems to be leaning towards horror elements, as the character is best known from the iconic Disney animated film. However the lies of p The director has an answer as to why Neowiz took this direction.
In a recent interview with IGN (transcribed and edited by GamesRadar), director Choi Ji-Won said, “We had to find something well-known first, because this is our first Souls-like game, so we wanted to have the fan base first. So we first came up with a familiar story and then put our own spin on it.”
Ji-Won went on to explain that the Western version of Pinocchio is much more kid-friendly than Carlo Collodi’s original story, and the team wanted to explore what that would look like.
“But also, when you think of Pinocchio, people will think of Disney, but Disney made Pinocchio a little bit childish, but actually if you look at the original Pinocchio story, it’s pretty dark and for adults.”
The director also added that Neowiz chose the character due to the variety of places he explores in the original story. This allowed the team to experiment with environments in lies of pthe world
“And also Pinocchio has very diverse backgrounds. Pinocchio starts at Geppetto’s house, then goes to the ocean and gets inside the whale,” he explained. “That’s how we found Pinocchio very attractive for our game.”
lies of p It’s coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.
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