SIFU has been one of the most anticipated upcoming Sony exclusives since it was announced during a February 2021 PlayStation State of Play developed by Sloclap. After all, its memorable art style and intricate combat leave a lasting impression on action game fans. Sifu is a refined experience with an authentic combat style and fascinating gameplay mechanics that goes beyond its presentation. It’s a third-person action-adventure game about a kung fu student out for vengeance on the assassins who killed his family. Sifu will also walk us through the process of a student becoming a master.
Those who purchased Sifu during its first week will know that it is not as simple as some may have assumed in the run-up to launch. The game is extremely difficult due to the age/death counter systems and the steep learning curve. The game has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, but some players are put off by the high level of difficulty. The combat is difficult in and of itself, but when combined with the aging system and a death counter that does not reset after each level, most players will struggle to reach the end credits.
Sifu Game Crossed 500,000 Players in its Launch Week
Despite its difficulty, the Pak Mei-focused game has sold exceptionally well for a game of its size. According to Sloclap, the game had over 500,000 players in its first week alone. Sloclap isn’t finished with Sifu yet, with the developers promising future DLC and updates.
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Sifu is developed by Sloclap, the French studio behind the 2017 game Absolver. Sloclap has only released these two games, but based on the positive response to Sifu, the developer has earned our trust. Sifu, which was built in Unreal Engine 4, was released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. Unfortunately, this means that the game will not be available on Xbox One or Nintendo Switch anytime soon. Because Absolver was released for the Xbox One, it’s possible that Sifu will migrate to other platforms at some point.