With new videos and information about the game, we’re getting a deeper insight into the workings of Lies of P. It is a Soulslike action RPG based in the gloomy, Belle Époque-influenced city of Krat and inspired by the well-known Pinocchio tale. You play as Pinocchio, uncovering mysteries that haunt the world around you. There’s plenty of characters to meet (or face against), and one of them is the master of puppets himself, Geppetto.
Geppetto in Lies of P is the creator of puppets and a brilliant engineer who oversaw Krat’s heyday and revived the city. He is Pinocchio’s inventor and father. One of the earlier quests in the game ask you to find him.
With such rich lore, there’s no doubt the voice acting needed to be great. The cast looks promising, and we’re diving deeper into the stories behind the voice actors.
Meet Anthony Howell, the voice behind Geppetto in Lies of P
Really happy to finally confirm that I've voiced Gepetto
in the stunning #LiesofP
— Anthony Howell (@AnthonyHowell_) June 21, 2023
Anthony Howell is a recognized name in the industry, with over 19 games in his voice acting experience. He’s been a part of Demon Souls, World of Warcraft, Vampyr, and many more gritty, dark worlds. If you’re a fan of the Soulslikes, then you may recognize him from Elden Ring. After all, he voiced the terrifying Margit/Morgott. He’s a familiar face in the TV industry too – starring in popular shows like Wives and Daughters (1999) and Foyle’s War (2002-2010).
Anthony was born in the English Lake District in 1971. He received his acting training at the “Drama Centre.” When he embarked on a global tour with Robert Lepage’s “Geometry of Miracles,” he made his acting debut. Along with his TV work, he’s been a versatile actor in plays like ‘As You Like It’ (Orlando), ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Benvolio), and ‘The Comedy of Errors’ (Antipholous of Ephesus).
A vocal range for everything evil
The more you dive into Anthony’s voice acting experience, the more impressed (and terrified) you get. Most of his characters have a dark, authoritative vision to them – villains you can empathize with, yet despise in the end.
Anthony has an immaculate understanding of using different pitch (and vocal scales) to dramatize his characters better. Long-time fans may know of his fame, but Elden Ring’s Margit had a strong impact on the community.
Margit is one of the earlier bosses you encounter in the game. Sure, it’s a tough fight (given its FromSoftware roots) but what makes the boss stand out is how intimidating his presence is. The visuals may give you the fright, but Anthony’s dialogue delivery is what brings things to life. Or, takes the life out of you.
It’s natural for us to be even more hyped for Lies of P now. Geppetto seems to be a character of focus. And someone you don’t want to mess with. We can’t wait to see how Anthony Howell’s masterful voice acting does justice to the character.