Sloclap, the developer of the Sifu game, has previously appeared with the game Absolver, which is based on martial arts. Now they announced their completely new and story-driven Kung-Fu-themed game at the State of Play event. The production, which looks very interesting with its published trailer and structure, will be released on PS4, PS5, and PC platforms this year.
Sifu, the new third-person action game with a Kung-Fu theme from the developer of Absolver
After Absolver, which was developed by Sloclap and published by Devolver, the team did not leave the martial arts theme and developed a new game. They shared this project, which they have been working on for two years with their own words, during the State of Play presentation today. The published trailer gives an idea of the visual style and gameplay of the game. If you are good with martial arts, we can say that you will like it.
With a third-person perspective, Sifu is reminiscent of Batman Arkham Knight in terms of gameplay. The developer team made the following statements on the PlayStation Blog. “Inspired by our passion for Kung Fu, and martial arts movies in general, we decided to focus on a single-player experience to build an immersive adventure featuring deep and challenging gameplay.” This indicates that combos will stand out in the game and will have a compelling structure.
Our main character is a young Kung-Fu student who devotes his soul to the pursuit of revenge. His family is killed by mysterious assassins, and our hero spends eight years preparing himself for this revenge. Finally, that day comes and we take control of it. He also has a magic necklace that animates our hero when he dies. However, there is a very crucial part in the game mechanics. Every time our character dies and resurrects, he will age a little.
During all these episodes, we will sometimes go to the hidden corners of the city, sometimes to the cold corridors of the company towers and sometimes to the suburbs. Each episode will have its own unique atmosphere, where we will hunt down the killers one by one by killing everyone who gets in our way. During this journey, we will be able to improve our character by unlocking unique skills and mastering techniques. The developer team finally makes the following statements. “We are committed to making Sifu a unique experience of martial arts action, as well as an authentic and respectful homage to the Kung-Fu genre.” So what do you think about this new game? Do not forget to share your opinion in the comments.
- The day of reckoning has finally come, and he will hunt down the murderers one by one without letting anyone get in his way. To overcome the odds stacked against him, he will rely on his Kung Fu skills, and on a magical pendant that revives him upon death. This magic has a cost though: our hero gets older every time he comes back to life. How long will you manage to survive before having to start his quest again? Is one life enough to have Kung Fu?
- 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.