Before you start giggling back there, it's probably worth mentioning that work on Shenmue III has only just started. As such, this new trailer may look crude, but considering fellow Kickstarters such as Mighty No. 9 and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night didn't really have anything other than concept art to show at this stage of their respective campaigns – well, it's better than nothing.
Having said that, let's not sugar coat it: this new footage certainly isn't anything worth getting overly excited about just yet. We get a look at protagonist Ryo Hazuki, whose character model has improved a lot over the past few weeks, alongside Shenhua, as the twosome share a tender moment in front of a lake illuminated by lantern bugs. There are some sharp lighting effects on display, but not much else.
Of course, the Kickstarter's not even concluded yet, so this is reflective of a product that's still very much in early development. Fans will no doubt be taken aback by the music, which certainly holds a nostalgic place in this author's heart. There are just 61 hours left on the Kickstarter now, which should cross $5 million by the end of the day.
It's crude, but it's still very Shenmue. When you consider that they're a month into a two year development cycle, I actually think this is quite a promising little clip.
Today is my payday so I can still contribute. Looks nice so far.
@get2sammyb still the greatest soundtrack, never tire of it
It can look like a Dreamcast game as far as Im concerned, Im just so glad to see the game getting made after waiting all these years, I cant seem to be cynical about Shenmue or Yu Suzuki, Shenmue and the games he made at AM2 in the 80s / 90s are some of my favourite ever video games.
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