Your humble host recently got a Shenmue tattoo, so never let his love of Yu Suzuki’s seminal coming of age story be called into question. That said, even the most ardent fan would have to agree that Shenmue III has looked, well, terrible since it was announced. With the long-awaited sequel due out in August, though, developer Ys Net has to deliver – and we’re pleased to say that the title’s new screenshots look… Y’know, alright.
We still need to see the game in motion, of course, but these images from a pre-MAGIC 2019 press conference show that Ryo Hazuki’s character model is close to where it should be – and Shenhua looks great. Apparently, an extensive new trailer will debut on 9th March, while select attendees at MAGIC 2019 will get to see an exclusive gameplay segment. Which is both exciting and worrying – we really, really hope this is coming together.
[source twitter.com, via twitter.com]
So excited for this. Waited so long.
I loved replaying the PS4 ports of one and two last year. Plan on doing that again near release of Shenmue 3.
I wanted to back the game with paypal but after a long time waiting for a response i just didnt want to do it anymore. Still dont understand why its not a standard option.
Not getting excited until I have it downloaded.
The environments look stunning, it's just the models need a little work. With the top screenshot, it looks like they're getting there.
Hi there ! New here but a long time reader !
In 2000 when Shenmue came out here in North America , I remember rushing to a Game Store and buying it .. when I starting playing it , I could’nt believe what I was playing .. for me it will always the best game the Dreamcast has ever made and one of the top 10 games ever made on any console .. I’m playing right now Shenmue 2 HD on my PS4 , I got the Platinum for part 1 .... This series makes me want to go re-visit Japan , like NOW !! I cannot wait for part 3 ..
But I’m not too happy with the release date ... August does not fit well for a Shenmue game .. Shenmue is a “ winter game “ if some of you what I mean .. like part 1 when it came out in January of 2000 IIRC ...
Anyways to finish , there would no
“GTA” if it wasn’t for Shenmue 1 !!!
The true and original open world game !!
The world building is still some of the strongest ive ever seen in a game. The original Shenmue is still beyond its years in some facets. We all know that era hasnt aged gracefully but the sense of real breathing towns and people never seemed so real. I cannot wait for 3. I just hope i can find enough time to beat 1 and 2 before 3 drops.
@JoeBlogs hahaha well say my friend👍😆😁😅.some people are crazy .i will wear a kratos t shirt. and I do have god of war wallpaper on my phone .etc. but no tattoos.im not into tattoos.word up son
"I'm not into tattoos." Great quote from Shenmue 1!
Got the platinum for both of these within a couple of weeks of release. Really good games. I will definately pick up 3 and finnish the trilogy off.
It could look like a dog's dinner and I'd still buy it.
Even if the game doesn't live up to expectations I'm still happy to get the ending of this amazing franchise
@FrequentlyFreaky @NintendoFan4Lyf also have my original Dreamcast version at home together with the Xbox version and the hd collection.
Shenmue and all of Sega don't get the love they deserve imho, but I'm glad there are passionate fans out there.
Even if they nail their vision of Shenmue 3 with this small budget, people are going to call it a disappointment. People’s memories of Shenmue are how amazing and alive the towns and cities felt all the way back in 2000. It was such a big part of the game. I don’t think Shenmue 3 takes place in any location like that.
@Flaming_Kaiser What exactly were you waiting for? The ability to back the game via paypal only just finished in october 2018. The slacker backer campaign ran for over 2 years and would of taken a simple google search.
All they have to do is animate those faces
Tattoo and no pics. Boo! 😉
@Peach64 You'll probably be able to see for yourself soon, but Shenmue III does have environments like the ones you're describing. The second major location of the game is a large tourist town that's set to have the most "traditional" Shenmue feel.
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