Shenmue III 3 PS4 PlayStation 4 1

Following confirmation that Shenmue III is about to enter full-production, developer Ys Net has released a brand new batch of screenshots showing off the upcoming sequel. The studio still seems coy regarding actual character models – the early images of Ryo Hazuki and Shenhua looked all kinds of wrong – but these do look pretty.

Shenmue III 3 PS4 PlayStation 4 2
Shenmue III 3 PS4 PlayStation 4 3

In the pictures we see a traditional, Chinese-esque building, as well as Ryo's trainers next to a toy forklift truck. The last shot is a bit more revealing, showing the protagonist battling with some bad guys. It's still very early days and it's clear that there's much, much work to be done – but we can't wait to see the dev's progress over the coming months.