Game developer and publisher NEOWIZ has announced that Lies of P, one of 2023’s most-anticipated video games, has officially sold one million units globally less than a month after the game’s success launch.
This milestone comes after Lies of P 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.”
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.
The game 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…
“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.”
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 the game 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.
Established in 1997, NEOWIZ is a pioneer in social platforms and online games. As one of the leading game companies in Korea, the company has successfully published a wide variety of PC and mobile games since 2003.
In recent years, the company has developed and published several successful titles, including Brave Nine, Skul: The Hero Slayer, and DJMAX RESPECT V.
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