It's okay, Yu Suzuki, we all knew Shenmue III would be delayed at some point. It's now expected to release sometime in the second half of 2018, and Suzuki relayed the message to backers of the original Kickstarter. More details will be revealed this month in the next backer report, but for now you can see what Suzuki had to say about it after the jump.
The team behind Shenmue III is still hard at work on the crowd-funded sequel, but they found time to release another dev room progress report. The third volume is a short one, but at least you'll get to enjoy a brief glimpse at a new face in character model form.
The Shenmue series is more than just forklift driving and sailor searching. Countless fans are eagerly awaiting the twists and turns of Shenmue III's story, and the process behind it is the focus of the latest developer diary. See what Yu Suzuki has to say about structure, themes, and pacing in the video after the jump.
Other than a New Year's message at the top of 2017, Yu Suzuki and the Shenmue III team have been pretty quiet of late. It could have something to do with the fact that they're making a video game, but that didn't stop them from piping up to post another dev room video. Watch as the team debugs, tests QTEs, and meets with Suzuki-san himself after the jump.
If you're one of the Shenmue fans out there who never got a real chance at playing the first two games, this rumor might light your fire. Hit the jump to see why!
The official website for Shenmue III is officially in the spirit of 2017. In addition to a cute animated illustration, Yu Suzuki and his team shared a message of thanks and well wishes leading into the new year. Read on for more.
It's been a while since we posted about the Kickstarter-funded, Sony-supported Shenmue III, which is currently in the works for PlayStation 4 and PC. The game's website updated earlier today with a look behind the scenes, though, so you can watch as the developers tweak a quick-time event and test one of the event scenes in the video after the jump.
Shenmue III is on the horizon, as hard as that is to believe, and Ys Net has shared some new screenshots of the game that you can view here. They're absolutely gorgeous-looking, and it's even more exciting than ever to see the game coming to fruition. Hit the jump for more!
The official Shenmue III site recently updated, and if you head into the gallery you'll find a new video clip. There isn't too much going on in this one, but it does offer a nice exploration of one of the environments and a sample of the game's visuals. More after the jump.
The Shenmue 3 Official YouTube channel went live with a new video interview with Takeshi Hirai, creative director for Shenmue and lead programmer for the Shenmue series. In it he discusses the development of the original game, as well as all the various difficulties that came along with making it and its sequel. More after the jump.
Thanks to big events like the wildly successful Shenmue III Kickstarter and the unveiling at Sony's E3 conference that preceded it, Yu Suzuki's grand adventure is back in the spotlight. That makes it perfect timing for the discovery of a rare documentary, which goes behind the scenes of the original Shenmue's premiere and launch in 1999. Hit the jump for the footage.
Back at the top of the month the Shenmue III Kickstarter announced the return of English voice actor Corey Marshall as lead Ryo Hazuki, and now the same has been confirmed for the Japanese track. According to one of the latest updates, Masaya Matsukaze (Kasper in Jormungand, Kane in Bodacious Space Pirates) will be reprising his role as Ryo. More after the jump.