All about the upcoming martial arts action game Sifu: from its film inspirations to its combat mechanics and storyline.
Sifu, a new, stylish kung fu action game, was one of the highlights of Sony’s latest State of Play livestream for PlayStation fans. Sloclap, the studio behind both Absolver and Sifu, is responsible for both games, so it’s understandable if some people thought they looked similar.
However, there are no further parallels. Sifu, on the other hand, appears to be a one-on-one experience that teaches players to become kung fu masters over the course of the game.
Sifu’s story and official developer information reveal a lot about the game, even though it was just announced. Here’s everything we know about Sifu so far, from its unique death mechanic to its martial arts film inspirations.
Sifu Game Release Date & Story
A new gameplay trailer from developer Sloclap revealed that the release date for Sifu has been pushed back to “early 2022” as of today, 7/8/21. The original story and the new trailer are provided below.
In Sifu, players take on the role of a young kung fu student seeking vengeance after their family is assassinated. There are gang-infested streets and cloud-piercing corporate towers to contend with as players hunt down the assailants in this fictitious Chinese metropolis.
The player’s character is protected from death by a magical pendant, but the price is that they lose years of their life. As the student ages, he or she becomes wiser and more capable. On an unspecified date in 2021, Sifu will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC (via the Epic Games Store).
Sifu Game Combat & Gameplay Trailer
Players will use their fists, feet, and whatever makeshift weapons – like bottles and pipes – are available in the environment to fight off enemies in 3D brawler Sifu. The environments themselves will play a significant role in combat, as players can push enemies down stairs or over ledges to take on large groups of enemies. To overcome the odds, players must position themselves wisely and take advantage of every advantage they can.