Absolver developer Sloclap introduced its subsequent recreation, Sifu, on Thursday throughout PlayStation’s State of Play occasion. Billed as “an artful and true-to-combat Kung Fu game exploring themes of revenge and redemption,” Sifu is scheduled for launch this fall on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC (by way of the Epic Games Store), Sloclap stated in a information launch.
The trailer for Sifu reveals the principle character, a muscular kung fu pupil, bowing and stretching in entrance of an altar. After that, it then cuts to nonstop motion sequences that present the martial artist jabbing and kicking their manner by a hallway full of opponents.
Sifu appears to mix difficult martial arts fight with the themes and magnificence of traditional kung fu movies in a single-player recreation that tells a revenge story: The pupil “has spent their life training for a day of reckoning after the brutal murder of their entire family by a mysterious assassination squad,” based on the information launch.
Here’s extra from Sloclap’s description:
Sifu’s distinctive gameplay sits within the crossroads of two established and standard genres, mashing the depth and timeless thrill of beat em ups with the gripping design of 3D character motion video games. Set in opposition to an in depth backdrop of a fictional Chinese metropolis, you’ll uncover an historic thriller by way of a collection of inauspicious confrontations that may check your expertise to their restrict. To overcome the chances which are closely stacked in opposition to you, you’ll must depend on your mastery of Kung Fu, and on a magical pendant that may revive you after dying. The value of magic is expensive, nonetheless, and you’ll age considerably each time you come again to life: time is the price you’ll pay to your revenge.
Both the hand-drawn artwork model and fight proven off within the trailer resemble the Parisian indie studio’s first undertaking, Absolver, which was launched in 2017. Sloclap’s first recreation introduced a martial arts aptitude to the Dark Souls components. Sifu is one in all many video games being backed by funding fund Kowloon Nights.