Dur­ing Sony’s State of Play livestream, a new trail­er for Sifu was released. At the very end of this trail­er, it was revealed that Sifu was delayed, now launch­ing in ear­ly 2022. It was set to release in 2021 for PS4, PS5, and PC.

The trail­er also gave us anoth­er look at Sifu’s game­play, includ­ing the odd aging mechan­ic. Every time you die, your char­ac­ter will age a lit­tle bit more. Die enough times and the young war­rior will become and elder­ly, but high­ly skilled, mas­ter fighter.

Sifu’s com­bat is focused on close-range bat­tles, which encour­ages you to use the envi­ron­ment to your advan­tage. Slam­ming ene­mies into walls or trip­ping them over fur­ni­ture is a great way to dis­en­gage them. You can also use weapons. How­ev­er, ene­mies can use the same tac­tics, mak­ing this a rather dif­fi­cult game to maneu­ver through.

Sifu is devel­oped by Slo­clap, the same stu­dio who brought us Absolver, a com­bat-heavy game in an online world.