First Shenmue III Teaser Shows Off New Characters And World

There's still a lot of development left for the game, but this is an interesting peek.


Just last week it was revealed that Ys Net would be partnering up with Deep Silver for Shenmue III publishing. Now, we've got the first bit of content coming from that collaboration in the form of a new trailer uploaded on PlayStation's official YouTube.

The trailer shows off a collection of cutscenes and sweeps through environments and the clips seem to be in-engine. There are some fighting and training scenes, but no actual gameplay (unless the fights included QTE inputs edited out of the footage). In the embedded video's description, it is said that the trailer was created from a small slice of the in-development build to show off the main characters, new characters, and the world's feel.

It's good to finally see some action but one thing that unfortunately stands out in the lead character's dead expression throughout.  Ryu's face is comically stale no matter what he's doing in the trailer, but there's still plenty of development left for the game since it has a targeted release late in 2018. The environments look solid, especially a particular scene showing off giant versions of the Dragon and Phoenix mirrors.

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    August 21, 2017 3:40 PM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, First Shenmue III Teaser Shows Off New Characters And World

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      August 21, 2017 10:28 PM


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        August 22, 2017 2:11 AM


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      August 22, 2017 1:24 AM

      Haha jeez

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      August 22, 2017 1:36 AM

      Looks better than I expected actually. Not good by today's standards but looks like a proper Shenmue 3.

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      August 22, 2017 6:28 AM

      Lan Di going to get a Fierce Dragon punch to the chest and give back that Phoenix Mirror. As soon as Ryu plays with some toys and maybe pets a puppy.

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      August 22, 2017 6:30 AM

      That music tho

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      August 22, 2017 7:47 AM

      The only thing I remember about Shenmue is that it was good and I was a helluva fork lift operator. Never played 2.

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      August 22, 2017 7:51 AM

      Only thing I've ever backed on kickstarter. I beat the first game and got close on the second one, felt obligated to support another sequel, although I don't expect much out of it.

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      August 22, 2017 9:08 AM

      Ryo! Kick the ball to me! Ryo! Ryo! Ryo!

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      August 22, 2017 9:11 AM

      I gave them $100 they better not fuck this up

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