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Pinocchio Soulslike's ‘ACAB’ Sign Was Cut For Being Too 'Risky'

Lies of P's protagonist walks toward a bridge, passing a strung-up puppet with an 'APAB' sign on its chest.
Lies of P's protagonist walks toward a bridge, passing a strung-up puppet with an 'APAB' sign on its chest.

Lies of P, the upcoming Bloodborne-inspired action-RPG Soulslike based around the story of Pinocchio, featured an “All Cops Are Bastards” sign at one point. But if you go looking for it in the final game when it launches on September 19, you might come up empty-handed because the text was cut.

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“We respect everyone who might want to play this game, and we wanted everyone to get the best experience out of it,” Choi said. “But you did see it right, it was ‘All Puppets Are Bastards.’”

Kotaku reached out to Neowiz Games for comment.

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Whether removed for making too close of an IRL connection or because it could potentially signal developer Round8 Studio’s politics, “APAB” is an accurate statement based on the game’s events. The puppets, in this dark retelling of Pinocchio’s story, literally kill every human because of some strange corruption. So, if you ask me, all puppets are bastards. Look at the menace that is Chucky.


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