Sloclap has announced that Sifu has sold over 1 million copies across the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC since releasing on the 8th of February 2022. Sloclap has also confirmed that the game has been played for over 10 million hours and that over 150,000 people have completed the game. A physical release of the game for the PS4 and PS5 is due out on the 8th of May 2022.
Details via Sloclap:
Sifu is set against a detailed backdrop of a fictional Chinese city where players uncover an ancient mystery via a series of difficult confrontations that test their skills to the limit. To overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, fighters need to rely on a mastery of kung fu and a magical pendant that revives them after death. The cost of magic is dear, however, and drastically ages a fighter with each revival: time is the price paid for revenge.
Sifu‘s main inspiration comes from classic kung fu fighting movies, with some of the developers at Sloclap having practiced Pak Mei Kung Fu and various other martial arts. Since the early stages of development, Sloclap worked in close partnership with Kowloon Nights to create an experience that feels authentic and respectful of Chinese kung fu culture. Kowloon Nights, through its network in the Chinese Games industry, identified key talents to collaborate on the game and provide feedback resulting in changes ranging from the look of the main character to details of the environment.
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