The Lies of P gameplay reveal from earlier within the week at gamescom’s Opening Night time Reside was one of many present’s highlights. Followers of Bloodborne, particularly, went by way of it frame-by-frame, dissecting it to see how a lot resembles FromSoftware’s unmatched title.

Whereas what we received was pretty transient within the grand scheme of issues, there’s a longer demo obtainable to some at gamescom. Watching curated clips is one factor, however the longer, unedited walkthroughs are the place it’s at.


The video above, from IGN, provides simply that: 12 minutes of uncut gameplay of the present demo. The Bloodborne inspirations are instantly seen; from the period the sport takes place in, to the structure and structure of the place.

The UI could be very Souls-like, with distinct bars for HP and stamina, and a weapon and merchandise menu in decrease left nook. Even the harm numbers, standing impact meters, lantern-like checkpoints and common look are all very a lot Bloodborne-inspired.

The FromSoft recreation had a singular health-regain mechanic that allowed gamers to get again a few of their misplaced well being in the event that they managed to land a success on an enemy rapidly after getting hit themselves. Lies of P has the same mechanic, however it seems to solely set off after blocking or parrying an assault.

The off-hand instruments are the extra attention-grabbing facet seen within the video. These connect to the character’s left arm, and vary from grappling hook-style ropes to a cannon that ship out an electrical shock. There seems to be to be an honest enemy selection within the demo, and the participant even runs right into a boss and a mini-boss alongside the best way.

My solely concern with the video is that the sound is echoey, however that might simply be an issue with the seize setup quite than the sport itself. Total, that is wanting very promising, even past its Bloodborne aspirations.

Lies of P drops in 2023 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X/s.