Sifu is the next action game from Absolver developer Sloclap


Kung-fu fighter coming to PS5, PS4, and PC in 2021

After a surprisingly ho-hum start to this afternoon’s State of Play presentation, PlayStation lifted the lid on Sifu, a new melee action game from the melee action masters at Absolver developer Sloclap. Can I interest you in an Oldboy-inspired hallway brawl? That’s the thing that’ll stick with me most after today.

This is a revenge story at its heart, as all good brawls should be. You’ll rely on a magical pendant to cheat death on a martial-arts journey to avenge your family in a fictional Chinese city. Nothing’s free, though – the protagonist ages each time they’re revived. That explains the gray hair and beard.

“Careful positioning and clever use of the environment to your advantage are key to your survival,” according to the developer. “Throwable objects, makeshift weapons, windows, and ledges… The odds are stacked against you, you will have to use everything at your disposal to prevail.”

Could be cool! Also, if you’re stuck on the pronunciation, it’s “See-fu.”