Many had expected Shenmue III to be on display at E3 2017 next month, but developer Ys Net has ruled that out in an update on the title’s Kickstarter page. “We will be devoting June to game development and, as a result, will unfortunately not be participating in any game shows,” the studio said.
It’s still possible there may be a trailer during Sony’s press conference, but there certainly won’t be any playable demos on the show floor. To prove that all is well with the title’s production, though, the team has released a development diary showing off a new character from the game. He looks a bit like Hugo from Final Fight, doesn’t he?
Seems a delay into 2018 is looking very likely. i expect game will not be shown until PSX.
What the hell is that? Are they completely changing the art style? He looks like he's taken out of a completely different game.
i gotta be honest, not really liking that character design, it just doesn't quite work for me
of course it's not finished yet but still, i don't like it
Shenmue III was never going to release this soon. I don't expect it for at least two more years.
@Lurker I'm guessing it's just a rough character model at this point, and hasn't been prettied up for the full game.
Interesting effect, though: he looks like he's made of clay or something.
Calling a December 2018/January 2019 release date. I have a feeling it'll be a long while before this game will be out.
Luckily for all those waiting, yakuza 0 is on shop shelves now, yakuza kiwami is out in August and yakuza 6 is out in the spring
He looks exactly like I'd expect a character in Shenmue III to look personally. Art seems similar to the originals, and the budget is clearly very low.
@Rob_230 I'm one of the biggest Yakuza fans on this site, but none of those games continue the story of Ryo Hazuki. More to the point, the similarities between the two series is overblown; Yakuza is a different kind of game to Shenmue.
Yeah, I'd say Yakuza is a mix of some elements of Shenmue with what I'd imagine a modern Streets of Rage would play like. It's actually much more fun to me than I ever remember Shenmue being, but to each their own.
I'd make a bet that the HD re-release will be revealed at E3 though.
As for the visual style, it's going to be made in a different engine and it doesn't have the same budget the first two games had, when you factor in inflation. I'm just glad it's being made and will just keep in mind it's still going to be modest by larger industry standards. But I'm going to enjoy the hell out of it!
We will be lucky if it releases in this decade. Character does not look that bad.
Please give us HD collection, Sega!
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