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 time and practice, and so as you improve at the game, you’ll also get older.
There will be a limit to how much you can age, but the developer’s keeping a lid on that for now. In the meantime it did confirm that you’ll face five bosses throughout the campaign, each inspired by an element from Chinese mythology. The upcoming PlayStation 5 and PS4 title certainly has lots of character; let’s hope it plays as well as it looks.