The first Shenmue III screenshot released didn't exactly capture the imagination, but the project's been in development for a little while now, and is slowly beginning to take shape. These images, deployed to coincide with a Shibuya Productions hosted event named Magic Monaco earlier today, really impress, showing shots of Shenhua's home, as well as Bailu Village.
The game's obviously far from being finished, but it's definitely beginning to show signs of that thick Shenmue atmosphere which fans fell in love with over a decade ago. Shenmue Dojo actually put together some comparison images between the latest game and Shenmue II, which we've included below. You'll also find a short video showing off-screen footage of an environmental flythrough.
We still have to pinch ourselves every time we write about Shenmue III, to be honest.