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Shenmue III got a new trailer and details at Gamescom 2017, which generally divided opinion despite being a work in progress. While the new footage showcased some stunning environmental artwork, it also spotlighted some truly woeful animations. Series creator Yu Suzuki has said that all of this will improve before launch next year – and he also teased that the scale of the game has increased since signing a publishing deal with Deep Silver.

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Now, to conclude the title’s German re-reveal, developer Ys Net has released three new screenshots showing protagonist Ryo Hazuki out and about in Guilin. We still reckon this project is moving in the right direction, but an additional year of development doesn’t sound like enough to us. Indeed, don’t expect to be playing this one until 2019.