SIFU at the Future Games Show: kung-fu ages in the new trailer

SIFU at the Future Games Show: kung-fu ages in the new trailer

SIFU at the Future Games Show

Announced on the occasion of the PlayStation State of Play in March 2021, the new title signed by the authors of Absolver returns to show itself to the public at the spring edition of the Future Games Show.

After the first trailer for SIFU, Sloclap developers present interesting details about their new IP. Between kung-fu and action, the production is set to stage a story of revenge, arriving later this year on PC and Sony consoles. In presenting SIFU, the authors emphasized the connection between the combat system and the aging system. With each defeat, our protagonist will in fact find himself seeing the weight of time accumulate on his shoulders.

A consequence that, however, cannot go on indefinitely: Sloclap has in fact confirmed that there will be a maximum age limit for the protagonist. Its achievement will generate a particular Game Over, on which further details will be released in the coming months. In the meantime, directly at the opening of this news you will find the new SIFU trailer. What do you think?

At the moment, no precise launch date has been announced for SIFU, which will however be made available in the course of 2021. The Action will reach PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC, exclusively for the Epic Games Store.

Sifu debuts new trailer during the Future Games Show: Spring Showcase

Sifu has got a new trailer during today’s Future Games Show, where developer SloClap explores the story accompanying the fast-paced kung-fu action, as well as provide more details.

The Absolver developer revealed in the trailer precisely why you're so devoted to learning kung-fu kicking the crap out of people in Sifu. Essentially, a gang of ruthless assassins murdered your entire family and you're a bloodthirsty young martial arts student on a hunt for revenge. There are five assassins responsible for the death of your family and each one is a different boss, distinct from one another and inspired by five elements of Kung-Fu: Wood, fire, water, metal, and earth. Naturally, standing between you and the assassins are dozens upon dozens of nameless grunts for you to practice your skills on.

The developers do make clear that you won't just be using your fists to take down baddies in Sifu. There are as many different environments as there are bosses, and it sounds like each level will have different items and tools you can equip to clear through groups of opponents.

While the player character looks like quite the accomplished fighter, there will inevitably be times when your enemies overwhelm you, and each time you're revived, you grow a little older. SloClap says Sifu was designed to be challenging and that there is a limit to how many times you can be revived, but we'll need to wait a little longer to find out what happens when you reach that limit.

SloClap first revealed Sifu during February's State of Play event, where we saw some slick brawling and not a whole lot more. Nonetheless, the distinctive cel-shaded visual style and intriguing gameplay was enough to grab our attention, and now we know a good deal more about the brawler. 

Sifu is due to release on PS4, PS5, and PC via the Epic Games Store sometime in 2021.

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