One of the most surprising things about Lies of P is how well its brand of Souls-like gameplay and its Bloodborne-esque horror world map onto the story of Pinocchio. Neowiz Games’ spooky industrial setting full of murderous automata is a shockingly perfect match for the fairy tale, which provides themes and a plot that mix nicely with the darkness inherent to the genre.
It also helps that Pinocchio is in the public domain, making it open for strange video game adaptations such as this one. And Neowiz hints during the mid-credits scene for Lies of P that it’s not done looking to the public domain for more games in the series. In fact, the adaptation teased in that scene is one I absolutely never would have guessed at.
It’s in that spirit that we’ve put together a list of other public domain stories that could become some Lies of P sequels. They’d be unhinged and ridiculous, but Pinocchio is kind of an unhinged and ridiculous choice, and that’s to say nothing of what Neowiz already teased in the ending of Lies of P. So here are 10 public domain stories that also deserve the Souls-like treatment.