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2023’s Finest Soulslike Is Getting DLC And A Sequel


One of many yr’s greatest Soulslikes, Lies of P, is getting new content material within the type of a DLC growth, in addition to (finally) a full-fledged sequel.

Director Ji Received Choi took to the game’s official YouTube channel on October 31 to ship the information, asserting that duo builders Neowiz Video games and Round8 Studio aren’t completed with the Pinocchio-inspired Soulslike simply but. Choi didn’t give specifics, however confirmed {that a} Lies of P sequel is within the works.

“Our highest precedence is creating the DLC and dealing on our sequel,” Choi mentioned within the YouTube video. “The [development] crew is placing in vital effort, brainstorming and exploring completely different points of the tasks.”

After thanking followers for Lies of P surpassing a million in gross sales, Choi then detailed what’s deliberate in a patch coming someday this month. Weapon Assemble, the cool customization system that permits you to mix completely different components to create new murdering instruments, will get tweaked in order that particular weapons carry out higher. The flaming shovel puppet bastard at Venigni Works might be simpler to defeat. That horrible dodge will get higher, with the essential Rising Dodge ability changing into a default means as an alternative of an unlock. And the crew will give away a few cosmetics, whereas making certain that you would be able to put on glasses and hats on the identical time. (You couldn’t do that beforehand.)

Lies of P

Choi then spoke briefly about Lies of P’s DLC, however didn’t define what the growth will entail. He did share two teaser photographs, which trace on the DLC’s setting. The primary picture appears like a lab of some type, in all probability the place the human experimentation that created the sport’s monstrous enemies happened. The second seems to be a ship at sea, suggesting some form of pirate-like journey. (Recreation Informer speculates that it might be Neverland.) In the event you keep in mind the game’s post-credits scene, then you understand that somebody is trying to find Dorothy from the youngsters’s novel The Fantastic Wizard of Oz, who actually clicks her crimson heels within the sport’s most important space of Krat. Perhaps the DLC or sequel will deal with P on the lookout for—and saving?—her from hassle.

“Even after the launch, our dedication stays unwavering in offering gamers with a compelling and unforgettable story,” Choi mentioned. “To take action, we’re totally dedicating ourselves to the event of the DLC. […] I really like seeing gamers speculating and discussing numerous points as they await the DLC. Each time we encounter remarkably creative and inventive hypotheses, my coronary heart is pounding and I really feel heat…The anticipation is actually exhilarating…I want I may share all the small print with you. But when try this…I might undoubtedly face stern reprimands from my fellow builders. But, on the identical time, I’m genuinely desperate to showcase some glimpses of our work.”

Kotaku reached out to Neowiz Video games for remark.

There’s no phrase on when the sport’s DLC or sequel will launch. Choi requested for persistence whereas the groups get to work.

“Apart from this, there are nonetheless a lot extra that I need to present,” Choi mentioned. “But when I reveal the whole lot right here proper now, that may spoil the thrill…So, that might be it for right this moment. However I can promise you one factor. What I simply confirmed you scratches merely the tip of an iceberg. Rather a lot awaits to unfold within the DLC.”