In case you haven’t heard, there’s a Sifu physical release on the way. The brutal kung fu action game will soon be available to purchase on both PS4 and PS5 via retailers, complete with some bonus collector’s items fans will want to get their hands on.
Sifu Vengeance Edition is now up for preorder, with a scheduled release date of May 3, 2022 on Sony consoles. This physical release is being handled by publisher Maximum Games in some territories (including the UK) with Microids distributing Sifu in other regions.
However, it appears that each copy comes with the same content and extras. Here’s what you get in the box:
- A copy of the Sifu base game
- A Sifu Steelbook
- 3 lithographs
- The art of Sifu – a 48-page artbook
- A copy of the digital Sifu soundtrack
Sifu is out now on PS4, PS5, and PC, and has been receiving praise from critics. The game is currently sitting on an impressive 79 OpenCritic average score, many reviewers highlighting its hand-drawn art style, nuanced combat, and inventive gameplay systems.
Jason wasn’t as keen in our review of the PlayStation console exclusive. In our Sifu review, he scored the game a 4 out of 10:
Sifu is a game that I wanted to love. I had high hopes for it being one of my game of the year contenders, but it left me feeling intensely deflated instead. It’s a game that confuses the precise mechanical difficulty of Sekiro with a forced difficulty brought on by simply giving bosses armour. I find myself irrationally angry with Sifu. Sifu is a game that had exceptional potential, but squandered it on the wrong lessons.
Sifu is the second title from French game developer, Sloclap. Their debut game, Absolver, was similarly ambitious in its attempts to create a stylish hit with martial arts combat at its core.
There’s no word on when (or if) Sifu will arrive on other platforms though there is an exclusivity deal in place that expires in a year’s time, meaning we could see it chop and kick its way onto Xbox and maybe even Nintendo Switch.