Just revealed during gamescom’s Opening Night Live, the upcoming and highly anticipated Kung Fu action title from developer Sloclap, Sifu, is set to launch next year on February 22 for PlayStation consoles and on the Epic Games Store for USD 39.99 for the standard edition and USD 49.99 for the Deluxe Edition. The follow-up to Sloclap’s ambitious 2017 hit multiplayer game, Absolver, Sifu is a single-player true-to-combat Kung Fu story with themes of revenge and redemption woven into its action-packed tapestry. Would-be sifus are able to nab a copy today with special preorder bonuses.
Sloclap revealed all-new gameplay in today’s trailer, with Sifu’s trademark powerful, blazing-fast combat seamlessly set across several newly revealed locations you will encounter on your road to revenge and redemption, including rooftops in the slums of the city, filled with dealers and junkies, the immaculate rooms of a contemporary art museum, and a firelit alleyway which seems to come from the past. Set to a fiery slick new track, fans can get their first look at the game’s authentic fight environments ahead of the game launching early next year.
Also debuting today are preorders: fans can nab exclusive pre-purchase content and bonuses on the two versions of Sifu when its roundhouse kicks onto the PlayStation Store and Epic Games Store next year.
Standard Edition (USD 39.99/39.99€)
Special Avatar Pack
Exclusive Photomode Cinematic Pack
Deluxe Edition (USD 49.99/49.99€ + special preorder discount of 10 percent)
All Standard Edition bonuses
Gain 48-hour early access ahead of the game’s launch on February 22, 2022
A beautiful digital art book, “The Art of Sifu.”
The game’s bangin’ original soundtrack by Howie Lee, the Beijing-based composer Sloclap has collaborated with to create the music of Sifu.
Featuring the gripping intensity of classic Kung Fu films with realistic and raw combat, Sifu tells the story of a young Kung Fu student who has spent their life training for a day of reckoning after the brutal murder of their entire family by a mysterious assassination squad. From dusk till dawn, hunt down the murderers one by one as you explore gang-ridden suburbs, hidden corners deep within the city, all the way to the cold hallways of corporate towers. Adaptation and careful positioning are the keys to your survival, and you must use everything at your disposal to succeed in your life’s mission.
Sifu’s unique gameplay sits at the crossroads of two established and popular genres, mashing the intensity and timeless thrill of beat em ups with the gripping design of 3D character action games. Set against a detailed backdrop of a fictional Chinese city, you will uncover an ancient mystery via a series of difficult confrontations that will test your skills to their limit. To overcome the odds that are heavily stacked against you, you’ll need to rely on your mastery of Kung Fu and on a magical pendant that will revive you after death. The cost of magic is dear, however, and you will age significantly every time you come back to life: time is the price you will pay for your revenge.
Exquisitely hand-drawn art styles and the muted color palette lend themselves to Kung Fu film classics where themes of revenge and redemption are timeless tales, all perfectly blending with Sloclap’s martial arts gameplay expertise to create a truly unique singleplayer Kung Fu game.
Kung Fu is a path for the body and the mind. Learn from your errors, unlock unique skills and find the strength within yourself to master the devastating techniques of Pak-Mei Kung Fu. Your family’s legacy depends on it.
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