Everything we know about Sifu: Release date, trailers, platforms, gameplay

Sam Smith
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Sifu is a beat ‘em up game where players control a martial arts expert throughout his life. Here’s everything we know about Sifu, including its release date, platforms, and gameplay.

Sifu developers, Sloclap, revealed the title during Sony’s 2021 State of Play event. The game puts us in the shoes of a martial arts expert who goes on a lifelong quest to hunt down a group of 5 assassins who murdered his family. The protagonist ages throughout the game, and perfects their fighting abilities.

The unique drawn art style rather than opting for photorealism, which really helps it stand out from other upcoming games. However, its gameplay is reminiscent of a range of beat ‘em up titles.


Sifu protagonist younger
The protagonist will age throughout the adventure.

Sifu release date

Sifu was released on February 8, 2022 on PS5 and PS4. It was then released on Nintendo Switch on November 8, 2022.

The game will also release on Xbox and Steam in March 2023.

Sifu platforms

Sifu is available on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC while also coming to Xbox in 2023.

Sifu gameplay
Gameplay in Sifu looks slick and addictive.

Sifu trailer

Check out the rather impressive announcement trailer below:

Gameplay details

Sifu borrows elements from various older games in the beat ‘em up genre. We’ve seen DNA from The Bouncer, Tekken Force, Streets of Rage, and Ghost Runner in its gameplay.

While the art style certainly looks unique, the gameplay resembles the classic third-person scrolling beat ‘em up, where waves of enemies meet their fates at your fists. The playable character starts out as a young kung-fu apprentice, but by the end of the game he’ll be a grizzled and experienced martial arts master.

The game is set in a modern version of a Chinese city where the characters make use of magic to return from death, but at the cost of their health. This mechanic looks similar to Dark and Demon’s Souls, where each death makes life harder for the player.

We look forward to learning more about Sifu in time and will update this as we learn more details. Until then, though, be sure to check out some of our other release hubs:

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About The Author

Sam is a Senior Games Writer for Dexerto specializing in Survival Horror, Diablo, Final Fantasy, and Soulslikes. An NCTJ accredited journalist, Sam also holds a degree in journalism from the University of Central Lancashire and has many years of experience as a professional writer. Being able to marry his love of writing with his addiction to video games was always one of his life goals. He also loves all things PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo in equal measure. Contact at sam.smith@dexerto.com