Sifu is a creative and artful, true-to-combat kung-Fu game exploring the time-worn themes of revenge and redemption. The game features the gripping intensity of classic Kung Fu films with realistic and raw combat.
Story-wise, 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.
You, as the player, must 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.
Gameplay-wise, adaptation and careful positioning are the key to your survival and you must use everything at your disposal to succeed in your life’s mission. Sifu’s unique gameplay sits in 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.
The game is set against a detailed backdrop of a fictional Chinese city and 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 using the magic is dear, however, and you will age significantly every time you come back to life: time itself is the price you will pay for your revenge.
The game spans various locales, including across urban environs in the city, from rooftops in the slums of the city. The city is filled with dark alleys and nightclubs featuring dealers and junkies, as well as the immaculate rooms of a contemporary art museum. The action is set to a fiery soundtrack and gives you 24 hours to enact your revenge for the death of your family.
Graphics-wise, Sifu features 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 single-player Kung Fu game.
Developer Sloclap revealed that Sifu has sold over half a million copies since launching on February 8th.
On the path of vengeance: The hunt for the assassins will take you through the hidden corners of the city, from the gang-ridden suburbs to the cold hallways of the corporate towers. You have got one day, and countless enemies on your way. Time will be the price to pay.
Adaptation is the way: Careful positioning and clever use of the environment to your advantage are key to your survival. Use everything at your disposal: throwable objects, makeshift weapons, windows and ledges… The odds are stacked against you, and you will be offered no mercy.
Training never ends: 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.
All the fights have been choreographed by a real Kung-Fu master
A unique graphic style and a game filled with epic levels and unforgettable backgrounds
Sifu is available for PC on the Epic Games Store for $39.99.