Lies of P is a dark fantasy action RPG inspired by the classic story of Pinocchio. The game has a twisted and more macabre spin to it. Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio rolled out this hauntingly beautiful game in September 2023. It captured the attention of many gamers, especially the Soulsborne community.
However, the grim streets of Krat in Lies of P are about to get a touch of Eastern flair. The developers announced a very surprising collaboration with Koei Tecmo. They are launching a free DLC where Lies of P will intertwine with Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. The soulslike community was gifted with this fantastic news, which almost makes it a pre–Valentine’s Day gift. Moreover, the free DLC is supposed to arrive on February 13th.
This unexpected meeting of soulslike games brings more than beyond cosmetic rewards. It also highlights how two different soulslike games can blend and enrich each other.
Azure Dragon and Honorable Attire
The star of the show is the Azure Dragon Crescent Glaive. It is a fearsome weapon inspired by Wo Long’s combat style. In Lies of P, gamers are mainly used to wield brutal butchers’ tools and mechanical marvels. The glaive promises a taste of graceful sweeping attacks, a unique addition to the game. Moreover, the design reflects the Azure Dragon, which is a powerful symbol in Chinese mythology. The Azure Dragon is a fun yet sophisticated reference to the Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty.
The Azure Dragon glaive can spice up the combat system of Lies of P. The sweeping attacks and potential longer reach might encourage a more aggressive playthrough. Moreover, the unique movesets may increase crowd control or ranged options which may diversify combat strategies. It is safe to assume that Azure Dragon Crescent Glaive will catalyze intriguing gameplay.
We know most gamers have a soft corner for character customization. Those yearning for a visual makeover in Lies of P will also get a cosmetic set. The Armor of the Honorable provides a complete cosmetic set based on Wo Long’s Protagonist. Gamers can expect a rugged attire befitting an experienced warrior. It will be a stark contrast to Pinocchio’s porcelain body. Moreover, the Bandana of Honorable fully completes the took, which adds a martial elegance to the puppet’s persona.
Both Lies of P and Wo Long excel in different areas. Lies of P successfully created a grotesque atmosphere and unsettling narrative, which seems like a tribute to Bloodborne. In contrast, Wo Long impresses with its fast-paced, fluid combat. Developers can borrow strengths from other soulslikes to create more dynamic and diverse experiences.
Moreover, while the DLC might not offer a storyline crossover, it could pave the way for future collaborations. Imagine exploring the corrupted world of Lies of P with elements drawn from Wo Long’s historical settings. It would also be quite fascinating to encounter characters from one game in the other in unexpected ways.
This collaboration is a clear nod to the passion of a soulslike community. The community bonds and thrives on shared experiences, challenges, and discoveries. Such crossovers foster a sense of unity and excitement. This makes the soulslike community feel they are a part of a larger ecosystem of like-minded gamers.
This collaboration could be the first step in a broader trend of soulslike crossovers. Imagine Nioh warriors clashing with the monstrous Deacons of the Deep from Dark Souls 3. Bloodborne references in Lies of P will be a dream come true for many soulslike gamers. These possibilities are exciting and thrilling. It gives us a beacon of hope that there might be a future where different soulslike experiences can intersect. It will enrich and expand the genre’s boundaries in exciting ways.
By fostering these sorts of crossovers, we can unlock the true potential of the soulslike genre. They are pushing it beyond its current boundaries and creating groundbreaking experiences that captivate players for years. The Lies of P x Wo Long DLC is a spark, igniting the possibilities for a collaborative future where soulslike games will reach a new height.