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Sifu

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Sloclap
Release Date: Feb. 8, 2022

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'Sifu' Sales Exceed Two Million Copies Ahead Of Xbox And Steam Launch

by Rainier on March 17, 2023 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT

Sifu is an artful and true-to-combat kung-fu game exploring themes of revenge and redemption.

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. 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 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. 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. 

Set across various locations in the city, from rooftops in the slums of the city, filled with dealers and junkies, to the immaculate rooms of a contemporary art museum and set to a fiery soundtrack, Sifu gives you 24 hours to enact your revenge for the death of your family.

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. 

Publisher Kepler Interactive revealed that developer Sloclap's Sifu sold more than 1 million copies in its first three weeks and has since surpassed 2 million global sales ahead of its arrival on Xbox and Steam on March 28th.

With nine new locations and 45 merciless challenges spread over five game modes, the Arenas Expansion is packing up to 10 extra hours of gameplay into the already demanding title. Masters of Kung Fu will be pushed to their limits as waves of enemies crash upon them in Survival mode, or pushed to perfection in the Performance mode. With Time Attack, players can also battle against the clock on a path filled with enemies. Sifus looking for a twist on the game’s impactful combat can also try the new Capture mode - where players must take and hold a marked area - or Manhunt mode, where a specific target surrounded by protectors must be taken down.

Key Features:

  • 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

Currently available for Nintendo Switch, PC (Epic Games Store), PS4 and PS5, Sifu is coming to PC (Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S on March 28, 2023.


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