The producer told the site mp1st that the studio can always add different difficulty modes down the road if the need arises, but all players will face the same challenge at the February 8, 2022 launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC. “We want Sifu to challenge players and encourage them to learn, improve and adapt. The ability to come back from the dead will help new players by allowing them to fail and try again multiple times when faced with difficulties. But the price of errors will increase quickly, and in order to completely complete the game, they will have to master the combat system.“, explains Pierre Tarno.
let’s remember that Sifu revolves around a unique death and aging system that will see the player age each time they are defeated in their quest for martial revenge, which begins when they are 20 years old . Revived by his magic pendant, the player will have to pay the price for his resurrection by first aging by a year and then several years at once. Death allows you to gain skills through experience and unlock new techniques.
Keeping up will not make the protagonist weaker, but their characteristics will change accordingly. Before returning to combat, the Death Screen will allow players to breathe and reflect on their mistakes. This is where they will unlock their new skills and find additional tools so they don’t repeat their mistakes. After a certain age, the magic of the pendant will no longer take effect and it will be the game over. However, certain circumstances will make it possible to regain years of lost life. “The first time you die, you will be a year old. The second time, two years, the third, three, etc. The only way to decrease or reset this counter is to use one of the available shrines or to beat specific enemies, for example the bosses of each chapter.“, can we read.
The most talented, on the other hand, will be able to overcome the five assassins that the player is looking for without being defeated and therefore finish the game without wasting the slightest year of their life. In addition, a game over does not mean losing absolutely everything. “You will lose your unlocked abilities and upgrades during a game over, but some items will remain. Each time you complete a chapter of the game, it will create a save point with the age you were when you completed it. In addition to save points, you will be able to permanently unlock certain abilities by spending more experience points, which will make them available from the start of your next game.“, details the PlayStation Blog.