Sifu announced for PS5, PS4, PC: watch the trailer now

Absolver designer Sloclap revealed its next video game, 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 arranged for release this fall on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC (through the Legendary Games Shop), Sloclap stated in a press release.

The trailer for Sifu exposes the primary character, a muscular kung fu trainee, bowing and extending in front of an altar. After that, it then cuts to continuously action series that reveal the martial artist jabbing and kicking their method through a corridor filled with challengers.

Sifu aims to mix tough martial arts fight with the styles and design of timeless kung fu movies in a single-player video game that informs a vengeance story: The trainee “has spent their life training for a day of reckoning after the brutal murder of their entire family by a mysterious assassination squad,” according to the press release.

Here’s more from Sloclap’s description:

Sifu’s distinct gameplay beings in the crossroads of 2 recognized and popular categories, mashing the strength and ageless excitement of beat em ups with the gripping style of 3D character action video games. Set versus a comprehensive background of an imaginary Chinese city, you will discover an ancient secret through a series of hard conflicts that will evaluate your abilities to their limitation. To get rid of the chances that are greatly stacked versus you, you’ll require to count on your proficiency of Kung Fu, and on a wonderful pendant that will restore you after death. The expense of magic is dear, nevertheless, and you will age substantially each time you return to life: time is the cost you will spend for your vengeance.

Both the hand-drawn art design and fight displayed in the trailer look like the Parisian indie studio’s very first job, Absolver, which was launched in 2017. Sloclap’s very first video game brought a martial arts style to the Dark Souls formula. Sifu is among lots of video games being backed by mutual fund Kowloon Nights.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.