Shenmue III is due for release on August 27th, and there’s now a new trailer, and also some people are complaining about the graphics. Why? Shenmue superfan DreamcastGuy has his say about why it’s not a problem!
Check out the trailer and DreamcastGuy video below:
Shenmue III is coming and I got the release date almost spot-on when it came up in conversation, recently.
Only a few games become legendary. This is the story of one of them…
Shenmue III sees the continuation of the epic story-driven saga. The player controls teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki as he investigates his father’s murder. Players must explore the game’s open world, searching for clues, examining objects and talking to non-player characters for information, taking them further into enemy territory, deeper into mystery, and even closer to their destiny.
It’s the long-awaited sequel to both Shenmue and Shenmue II, which are released today in a one package as the Shenmue I & II Remastered title on PS4, Xbox One and PC, so I expect the same will happen with this release.
The brainchild of award-winning game director, Yu Suzuki, Shenmue set out to combine action gameplay from his arcade classic Virtua Fighter with RPG mechanics to weave a long-form epic for home consoles. Commonly known as one of the most ambitious game projects in history, Shenmue captured the imagination of players from around the world with its unique setting, intimate and cinematic character-focused story, realistic battles, and fun mini-games. Many of the features pioneered in Shenmue is now commonplace in modern games, including open world and Quick Time Event gameplay.
Shenmue III was officially announced on stage at Sony’s E3 2015 press conference and simultaneously launched on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, breaking two Guinness World Records upon raising over $6 million dollars. The game is currently in development at Yu Suzuki’s independent company, Ys Net, located in Tokyo along with many original Shenmue team members.
Shenmue III is expected on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and will be released on August 27th. One guy I know expected this within a few months of now, but I figured, it’d be approximately one year, since Sega will want to sell a ton of the Remastered originals before breaking out the third chapter in Ryo’s story.
Check out the trailer below:
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