Well, we don't think anyone was expecting this. Lies of P is a freshly announced, Souls-esque RPG that takes inspiration from the classic tale Pinocchio. Not the Disney movie — we doubt your sword-swinging escapades in this game will be accompanied by Jiminy Cricket.

Anyway, you can watch the announcement trailer above. It has a kind of Bloodborne vibe to it, with all those towering gothic buildings and streets littered with corpses. Taking place in the city of Krat, you play as the puppet/mechanoid Pinocchio, with your main goal being to reach Mr. Geppetto and become a human.

What's most interesting about this is that lying appears to be integral to certain quests, and will affect the ending. "Experience interconnected procedural quests that play out depending on how you lie. These choices will then affect how the story ends," reads the blurb on the game's Steam page. You'll also be able to combine weapons in various ways, and replace parts of Pinocchio's mechanical body to enable new abilities. We have to wonder if his nose will grow and you'll be able to detach it to use as a weapon.

The game is planned for a release on PlayStation 5, but there doesn't appear to be a release date of any kind. It might still be a ways off then, but we're definitely intrigued to learn more. What do you think of Lies of P? Wish upon a star in the comments section below.

[source youtube.com, via gematsu.com]