Long read: What might the ultimate character creator look like?

Baldur's Gate 3, Street Fighter and Lost Ark developers discuss.

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Acclaimed martial arts adventure Sifu comes to Xbox and Steam this month

Alongside free Arenas expansion.

Developer Sloclap's acclaimed martial arts adventure Sifu will - after a year of PlayStation and Epic Games Store exclusivity - be making its way to Xbox and Steam on 28th March.

Sifu, if you've not yet had the pleasure, is a third-person, single-player action game - focused on intense hand-to-hand combat - that charts a young Kung Fu student's quest for revenge following the murder of his family. It also features a magic pendant capable of resurrecting the protagonist on defeat, but he'll grow older with each revival, making its uses finite - but at least you get to keep any unlocked skills for another attempt.

Sifu was extremely well-received when it launched last February, but some players found its extremely tough challenge a little too much to handle. Pleasingly, though, Sloclap took feedback on board and added new difficulty options several months in - and has continued updating the experience with new modifiers, systems, and outfits since.

Cover image for YouTube videoSifu | Arenas Expansion Release Date Trailer
Sifu - Arenas Expansion Release Date Trailer.

Eurogamer contributor Edwin Evans-Thirlwell called Sifu an "elegant martial arts meditation on temporality and self-possession" in his Recommended review last year, and players who've been patiently waiting for its release on Steam and Xbox will now get chance to see what all the fuss was about from 28th March.

Sifu's leap to new systems will coincide with the launch of a free Arenas expansion for all platforms apart from Switch (which'll get it at a "later date"), promising nine new locations and "45 merciless challenges spread over five game modes". Sloclap reckons Arenas will add around ten more hours of play to the base game's runtime.

And if that's not enough Sifu to be getting on with, December brought the news a live-action movie adaptation from John Wick writer Derek Kolstad is currently in the works.