17 Dec Microids and Sloclap sign an international co-publishing agreement for the retail versions of Sifu
Boxed versions on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 will be available in Spring 2022
Paris – December 17th 2021 – The Parisian video game development studio Sloclap and the French publisher Microids are delighted to announce today the signing of an international co-publishing agreement regarding the retail versions of the upcoming game Sifu. Following their multiplayer hit Absolver released in 2017, Sloclap’s second game Sifu will be an artful and true-to-combat Kung Fu game exploring themes of revenge and redemption! The retail versions on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 will be produced by Microids and are due to come out in Spring 2022.
“We’ve received numerous requests for a retail version of Sifu and we’re delighted to meet players’ expectations in Spring 2022 thanks to this partnership with Microids.” declares Pierre de Margerie, Sloclap Co-founder & CEO.
“We are thrilled by this new partnership!”, adds Alain Milly, Editorial Director for Microids. “We are very proud to collaborate with such a renowned studio on a title filled with explosive gameplay and magnificent art direction. We are eager to show the beautiful retail editions to the fans!”
Featuring the gripping intensity of classic Kung Fu films with realistic and raw combat, Sifu tells the story of a young Kung Fu student who has spent their life training for a day of reckoning after the brutal murder of their entire family by a mysterious assassination squad.
Sifu’s unique gameplay sits in the crossroads of two established and popular genres, mashing the intensity and timeless thrill of beat em ups with the gripping design of 3D action games. Set against a detailed backdrop of a fictional Chinese city, you will uncover an ancient mystery via a series of difficult confrontations that will test your skills to their limit. To overcome the odds that are heavily stacked against you, you’ll need to rely on your mastery of Kung Fu, and on a magical pendant that will revive you after death. The cost of magic is dear, however, and you will age significantly every time you come back to life: time is the price you will pay for your revenge.
The game’s exquisitely hand-drawn art style pays tribute to Kung Fu film classics where themes of revenge and redemption are timeless tales, all perfectly blending with Sloclap’s martial arts gameplay expertise. Sifu offers a unique approach to martial arts, themes of vengeance and redemption to create a distinct single player Kung Fu experience, making this game a true initiatory journey.
Sifu will be released digitally on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4 and PC (Epic Games Store) February 8th, 2022. The retail versions will launch in Spring 2022.
Stay tuned: More information will be unveiled on Sifu’s retail editions early 2022!