Sifu official artwork showing the character and logo

[Update]: Sifu has now arrived, and as expected, it's quite a challenging experience!

Inspired by Kung Fu movies of old, Sifu is an upcoming martial arts action-roguelike about revenge, perseverance, and naturally, beating up scores upon scores of nameless henchmen. Much like Sloclap's previous game Absolver, Sifu offers you a massive array of moves and combos to experiment with, along with the ability to counteract everything your opponents throw at you... provided you're skilled enough to actually pull it off.

Failure is not the end, however, as even death itself is only a mere inconvenience to Sifu. Should you fall in battle you will rise again, older and more haggard than before, but more than capable to bring righteous vengeance to those that felled you. This obviously can't go on forever, so while you do get plenty of chances, you'll still need to do your best to stay alive and young in order to clean out all of the big bad bosses.

As for what exactly all of this looks like in gameplay, that you can find out through two of the trailers. The first is the original announcement trailer showing off the concept itself, while the second is a more combat-focused preview. Have a gander:

If this looks like something you might enjoy, you'll be happy to hear you won't have to wait all that long in order to dive in as Sifu will be launching onto PC and Playstation this February 8th. Once it does, I'll make sure to let you know.

For now, however, you can learn more about Sifu and its take on martial arts over at the official website. Enjoy!

Sifu screenshot of thugs in a corridor

Sifu screenshot of a psychedelic red haze