Almost eighteen years have passed since the last sequel has been added to the renown Shenmue series. Deep Silver and YS Net have officially revealed in 2018 at Gamescon that they plan to release a third sequence for the franchise. Shenmue 3 was set to appear in 2019, continuing the story of the teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki in his endeavor to search his father’s killer in China of the 1980s.
Before the release of the game, fans have the chance to a glimpse into the title’s gameplay, due to the trailers the developer has published. The trailer that showed the most of the action was the one that was revealed during the Magic Festival at Monaco.
The clip revealed old characters like Ryo, Lan Di, and Shenhua, but new characters were also announced; in addition, the cartoon-style of the overall design remains the same. The game director, Yu Suzuki, revealed some details about the game during the Reboot Develop 2019 that took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Everything we know about Shenmue 3
He also talked about the economy and how the systems associated with it; for instance, we now know about the prize exchange system in Bailu village. The tokens players get while gambling, and the minigames are all to be spent in the village.
As the player makes the tokens, they can use them at the prize exchange, and also sell the prizes they do not necessarily need at the pawnshop. Moreover, players can buy skill books or receive them when exchanging the rewards.
Suzuki concluded by saying that the general style of Shenmue 3 is a bit different, but players are still going to love it and enjoy playing it. If you are a fan of the Shenmue series, or you’ve just taken notice of the game, and you find it interesting, feel free to share what you think of it in the comment section below.