News Sifu's Big Arenas Expansion Is Out Now as Free Update on PS5, PS4
Yet more to master
It's time to go back to Sifu. Again. The martial arts action game just keeps on giving, and its latest update, titled the Arenas Expansion, is available to download now. The patch adds "45 merciless challenges spread over five game modes", breathing yet more life into what is already a highly replayable brawler. Here's the...
News Sifu Expands Yet Again with New Arena Battles and Challenges on 28th March
Arenas of violence
Another big update for Sifu is on the way, and it just got a confirmed release date. Launching on the 28th March, the action title's 'Arenas Expansion' adds a new range of combat challenges. "With 9 new locations and 45 merciless challenges spread over 5 game modes, the Arenas Expansion is packing up to 10 extra hours of gameplay...
Don't think, feel
We were pretty much sold on Sifu as soon as it was revealed. A gritty but stylised martial arts revenge movie in video game form? Of course we'll give it a go. And we did indeed give it a go — over and over and over again. What we're saying is that Sifu is a difficult game, but don't let that put you off! Persevere with this...
News Arenas Mode Will Double Number of Modifiers in Kung Fu Brawler Sifu
Coming in March
Sifu has already received a handful of major updates since launch, but developer Sloclap isn't finished yet. It's announced another big new update, this time adding a new mode named Arenas. Coming to the game for free in March, Arenas appears to be exactly what it sounds like — a series of challenges in, well, arenas, pushing...
News Sifu Title Update 3 Out Now, Adds Replay Editor, Gameplay Modifiers, Cheats, More
The third big title update for Sifu is out now on PS5 and PS4. The so-called 'Fall Update' adds a bunch of stuff, including new costumes, additional gameplay modifiers, and even some cheats. 'Vampire' mode decreases your age when you defeat a foe, 'Touch of Death' makes enemies die with a single blow, and 'Free Throw' lets you throw your...
News Sifu's Next Big Update Lets You Create Your Own Martial Arts Movies
Sifu is getting another significant free update in December, developer SloClap has confirmed. The so-called 'Fall' patch will add a replay editor to the game, which lets you follow, capture, and edit your gameplay. Basically, you can make your own martial arts movies, utilising things like camera angles and effects to add cinematic flair...
News Sifu's New Gameplay Modifiers Add Infinite Health, Crazy Challenge Runs, and More
Summer update out next week
Sifu is getting a big summer update next week, on the 31st August. A load of new gameplay modifiers will be added to the super stylish action title, allowing players to tweak things like health, damage, structure, and more to suit their needs. This means that you can crank Sifu's difficulty up to an extreme degree, or...
Hands On Sifu's New Difficulty Settings are a Superb Addition
Something for everyone
When Sifu first launched back in February, its steep difficulty curve wasn't necessarily criticised, but it was enough to put a lot of potential players off. Indeed, even if you go take a look at our review — which dropped prior to release — the comments section is full of people questioning whether they'd be willing to...
News Sifu Update 1.009 Out Now on PS5, PS4, Bringing Difficulty Settings and More
More to master
As promised, the big Sifu update is now live on PS5 and PS4. Patch 1.009 brings difficulty settings to the often brutal martial arts brawler, adding both an easy mode and a hard mode. You can see the thinking behind these options in the official video embedded above. But that's not all. Update 1.009 also adds an advanced training...
News Sifu Shares Free Update Roadmap for 2022, Difficulty Options Coming Next Week
This is kung fu
Sifu developer SloClap has finally spilled the beans on its plans for 2022. Four major updates are locked in for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 brawler, offering difficulty settings, gameplay modifiers, a new arena mode, and more. The first of these four updates arrives next week, on the 3rd May. It brings the aforementioned...
News Upcoming Sifu Patch 1.07 to Add Mandarin Chinese Voiceover, Fix Camera Issues, More
Arrives next week
Developer Sloclap recently released the brilliant but brutal Sifu, and has of course been patching it all up since launch. The latest update, 1.07, is out now on PC, but the studio says it'll be coming to PlayStation platforms on Monday, 7th March. With only a few days to wait, let's have a quick look at the patch notes, shall we?...
News Stylish Kung Fu Action Game Sifu Breaks 1 Million Sales
Sifu has surpassed 1 million sales, says developer SloClap. The kung fu-based action title released just over a month ago on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Epic Games Store. A physical version of the game is due to release on the 3rd May 2022. It's a big win for the Parisian studio, which says it's "thrilled by the...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Sifu?
All in the mind
Brutal kung fu action title Sifu has been out for a good chunk of time now — and you know what that means! The game's proven to be pretty popular — especially in more hardcore circles that deal with speedruns and other self-imposed challenges. Sifu's one heck of a ride if you can find the time (and patience) to work at it, and as...
News Jaw-Dropping Sifu Speedrun Clocks in at 22 Minutes with Zero Deaths
This is kung fu
Sifu has been out for over a week now, and for hardcore speedrunners, that's more than enough time to learn the game inside-out. Enter 옹발이 ONGBAL, a YouTube creator who's best known for being an absolute master of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. No stranger to things like perfect parry timings and creative strategies that take...
News Sifu Update 1.06 Out Now, Makes Lots of Small Changes
Get the patch notes here
The first post-launch update for Sifu has arrived today on PlayStation 5 and PS4, bringing with it lots of minor changes under the hood. You can start downloading the patch now, with it weighing in at 752.3MB on PS5. Studio SloClap has targeted three areas with this first update: design, code, and the art and lighting. A...
News Sifu Updates to Include Difficulty Settings and Accessibility Options
Back in the fight
We reported earlier this week that Sifu would be getting free content updates following its launch, and now we may have some idea as to what future patches might bring. The information comes directly from co-founder of developer SloClap Pierre Tarno, who recently appeared on Twitch talk show The Weekly. Host and gaming...
News Sifu Trophy Data Shows Second Level Is Destroying Most Players
Just don't die
The current Trophy data for Sifu on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 tells quite an interesting story. Obviously the game's only been out for the best part of a week, but it's already abundantly clear that most players are having a hard time. See? We weren't lying when we said it was really bloody tough in our Sifu PS5 review! Okay,...
Poll Did You Buy Sifu on PS5, PS4?
Sifu has high kicked its way onto PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, and as we stressed in our Sifu PS5 review, it is not a game for everyone. It can be a brutally unforgiving brawler, but if you're up for the challenge (and actually have the time to master it!), then Sifu is superb. But as always, we want to know whether you've...
News Sifu Dev Confirms Free Content Updates Coming Soon
The cycle continues
Sifu will be getting what sounds like a healthy amount of post-launch support. The challenging kung fu brawler is out today (that's the 8th February) on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, but developer SloClap is already promising "free content updates", with more information coming soon. The studio confirms on the...
News Sifu Is Already Being Beaten in 40 Minutes without Dying
Kung fu master
Sifu seems like it'll be a speedrunner's dream, and already we have world record attempts hitting the 40-minute mark on its official release date. And that's without dying once. YouTuber Dan Allen Gaming has posted his very own speedrun attempt, which came together across a few sittings. Therefore, it's not an official speedrun done...
Guide Sifu Guide: How to Beat Sifu - Essential Tips for This Brutal Action Game
Help, hints, and tips for Sifu
Sifu can be an extremely difficult game, particularly in the beginning. It poses a steep learning curve from the start, and we're willing to be that just about everyone who plays it will hit a brick wall when they get to the second boss — or thereabouts. Luckily for you, we've poured hours into Sifu and we've got...
News Sifu Pre-Order Early Access Issues Fixed on PS5, PS4
Half a day later
Update: The problems affecting early access of Sifu have now been fixed, meaning you can start downloading the game if you pre-ordered the deluxe edition. SloClap promises an "exclusive gift" for those who bought the Deluxe Edition. Some kind of PlayStation Store issue had prevented buyers from preloading the game on both PS5 and...
News Sifu Physical Version Spotted for PS5 and PS4, Out in May
Costs £44.99 on both platforms
Sifu is out next week for PlayStation 5 and PS4 through the PS Store, but if you'd rather wait for a physical version to display on your shelf, then you're in luck. Similar to what happened with Kena: Bridge of Spirits, the next game out of developer SloClap will be available as a boxed copy a few months after the...
News Promising Kung-Fu Fighter Sifu Will Safely Fit on Your PS5's SSD
After some gasp-inducing PlayStation 5 first-party file sizes, you may be reassured to learn that Sifu will be fairly small. According to Sony server scraping social media account PlayStation Game Size, the kung-fu fighter will use up just 7.1GB of storage space, accurate as of its v1.002 patch. It’s possible other title updates may bloat...
News Sifu PS5, PS4 Trophy List Shows You'll Have to Fight for the Platinum
Do you know kung fu?
One of the many games launching in February, Sifu is almost here. A surefire sign of a game's imminent arrival — on PlayStation, at least — is when the Trophy list pops up online. Trophy tracking site Exophase has the scoop on this beat-'em-up's extracurricular trinkets, and it looks as though this Platinum could be a tough...
News Sifu Hands-On Previews Tell of a Promising Kung-Fu Beat-'Em-Up
Older and wiser
There are always a handful of indie games that get elevated above the rest, and Sifu is definitely one of those right now. Coming from Absolver developer Sloclap, the game is a 3D beat-'em-up in which you play a martial arts master on a quest for revenge. It's always looked pretty darn good in trailers, but certain corners of the...
News Challenging PS5, PS4 Brawler Sifu Won't Have Difficulty Options at Launch
Sifu has always looked unforgiving in its various gameplay trailers, and now it's been confirmed that the game won't have difficulty options — at least not at launch. Speaking to MP1st, producer Pierre Tarno said that difficulty settings may be something that's added later on. "We want Sifu to challenge players and to encourage...
News Sifu Explains Crunching Combat and Unique Ageing System in New Gameplay Trailers
Sifu has dropped two new gameplay trailers, which should give everyone a much better idea of what the stylish beat-'em-up is all about. The first video, embedded above, details the game's crunchy looking combat. As expected of the developer that brought us the brilliantly animated and surprisingly in-depth Absolver, Sifu's action is...
News Sifu Release Date Moved Forward to 8th February on PS5, PS4
In a move that you don't see happen too often these days, slick looking PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 brawler Sifu has had its release date pushed forward. It was set to launch on the 22nd February 2022 — following a delay out of this year — but now it's kicking and punching onto Sony's systems two weeks earlier, on the 8th February...
News PS5, PS4 Brawler Sifu Has One of the Coolest Behind the Scenes Videos We've Seen
Features a Kung Fu master
If you're hyped for martial arts action title Sifu, you'll definitely want to watch this behind the scenes video. It covers the development of the upcoming PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 brawler, detailing things like motion capture, combat design, and making sure that Sifu provides an authentic experience. It's really...
News Super Slick PS5, PS4 Brawler Sifu Finally Gets a Confirmed February 2022 Release Date
Be like water
Sifu finally has a confirmed release date: 22nd February, 2022. That's 22/2/22. Easy to remember! The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 brawler has looked ace in all of its gameplay trailers so far, but developer SloClap has never been able to commit to a date — until now. And quite frankly, we feel as though we've seen enough at this...
News Kung-Fu Combat Game Sifu Kicked into 2022 on PS5, PS4
Not even kung-fu can overcome coronavirus
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...
News Here Are a Few Seconds of Sifu Footage on PS5, PS4
Sifu is certainly shaping up to be one of the more promising PlayStation 5 and PS4 upcoming indie titles, and if you’re feasting for a few more seconds of gameplay – well, here you go. Interestingly, this clip confirms that you’ll be able to choose your protagonist’s gender, while also showcasing a brand-new level – it looks...
News PS5, PS4's Sifu Busts a Move at The Club in New Trailer
Bar room brawl
If you’ve ever been to Birmingham for a night out, you’ll be familiar with the scenes in Sifu’s new trailer. The promising PlayStation 5 and PS4 brawler got a new trailer as part of the IGN Expo, which focuses on a new level: The Club. And we’re not talking about your average fight club, but a literal night club, complete with...
News You'll Age Each Time You Die in PS5, PS4 Kung-Fu Game Sifu
Older and wiser
Sifu appeared in the recent Future Games Show Spring Showcase, and while there was no new footage to enjoy, Sloclap’s co-founder Pierre Tarno did appear to discuss the gameplay in a bit more detail. Primarily, he explained that each time you die you’ll visibly age; this is designed to show how the mastery of martial arts takes...
News Sifu Is the Next Game from Absolver Dev Sloclap, Coming to PS5 and PS4
Kung fu fighting
It's been a hot minute since Absolver came out. It's an online multiplayer brawler that let you develop your very own fighting style. Definitely a cool idea, but it looks like developer Sloclap is following it up with something a little more straightforward. Sifu is still focused on melee combat, but looks to be a more linear story...