It’s one of the most anticipated indie games on the PlayStation 5 and PS4 by far, but you’ll be waiting a little longer to tango with Sifu, we’re afraid. The brawler, originally due out in 2021, is now targeting an early 2022 release window: “The COVID crisis and the subsequent lockdowns have been a huge challenge for everyone, and although we were lucky enough not to face the important revenue losses that many businesses have gone through, the situation did create some real challenges for us,” community manager Felix Garczynski explained on the PS Blog.
Don’t worry, though, there’s some new gameplay to enjoy, which focuses on the contemporary brawler’s nightclub level and aging mechanic. “Starting in a nightclub, our main character will soon find themselves in an underground fight club and will have to prevail through combat in order to reach their target,” Garczynski continued. “The progressive and subtle evolution of your surroundings as you get deeper into the hideouts of your enemies is a strong theme throughout the game.”
The game is structured a little like a roguelike, where you’ll age each time you die. This is designed to showcase the experience you gain along the way, but as in real-life you can only age for so long – reach a certain age and you’ll eventually have to start over. It all looks and sounds very cool – take a look at the new trailer above.