Game developers, Sloclap, have revealed patch notes for update 1.06 coming to the newly released Sifu today, February 15. The studio called the changes a “small update,” and from the looks of it, they focus on improving the design, code, and art/lighting in the action game.
Sifu is an action beat ’em up game, playable from a third-person perspective, with the term “sifu” meaning “master” in Cantonese. The game was inspired by Pak Mei kung fu and includes over 150 different attacks. Kung fun films starring Jackie Chan we’re also a big inspiration in the development of Sifu, especially those where Chan must defeat multiple enemies single-handed.
The plot takes place in China and introduces five martial artists consisting of “The Botanist,” Sean “The Fighter,” Kuroki “The Artist,” Jinfeng “The CEO,” and Yang “The Leader.” The story begins with the group of five attacking a martial arts school, slaughtering all of the students. The leader of the group demands information from the school’s sifu, who refuses and is killed. The game follows the deceased sifu’s child eight years after the attack on the school as he seeks revenge on the group of martial artists. In Sifu, players must track down each of the five martial artists and kill them.
The new game has received a range of “generally favorable” to “mixed or average” reviews on Metacritic. Sifu currently holds scores of 78/100 on PC, 71/100 and PS4, and 80/100 on PS5.
Check out the full patch notes for update 1.06 coming to Sifu today, February 15.
Sifu Update 1.06 Patch Notes for February 15
• Polish and Debug. Small tweaks on the second level
• Bug fixes for second (Sean) and third (Kuroki) bosses
• Global optimizations
• Crash fixes.
Art & Lighting:
• Performance improvements in all levels
• Polish and debug
Sloclap is previously known for developing the fighting game Absolver in 2017. Sifu had the studio move away from multiplayer and focus on gameplay development.