Shenmue III is real. We've known this for a good six months now, of course, but it's still something that this author – a lifelong Shenmue fan – has to pinch himself over. The sequel seemed unlikely for the longest time – over a decade, in fact – and now a new screenshot has emerged out of a Monaco press event. It's a prototype, so obviously it's far from final.
Either way, we get a glimpse of protagonist Ryo Hazuki and Shenhua overlooking a small lake in Guilin. Presumably this sequence takes place after the duo have emerged from that darn cave which is where the story stopped all the way back in 2001. It's not the prettiest screenshot, but for Shenmue fans it will prove sweet all the same – Shenmue III is real, y'all.