Shenmue 3 (Aug. 27, 2019)

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Maybe five to six months, or year, after there’ll be an Xbox version, like No Mans Sky
G: Xbox executives talked about Shenmue quite a bit in the past over social media, and that’s why I was quite surprised to see the deal with Sony. I honestly expected to see you appear on Microsoft’s stage at E3. Was there any contact with Microsoft in the past year about making the game for their console?
YS: I’ll let you use your imagination on this one (laughs).
 

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G: Xbox executives talked about Shenmue quite a bit in the past over social media, and that’s why I was quite surprised to see the deal with Sony. I honestly expected to see you appear on Microsoft’s stage at E3. Was there any contact with Microsoft in the past year about making the game for their console?
YS: I’ll let you use your imagination on this one (laughs).
Ryo confirmed for smash and gears, wooooh!!!! :p
 

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Gave money the day they announced it.
Sold my ps4 and no pc... lol me
 

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If no announcement of xbox version, I'll have to buy a ps4 on release.... Ryo is worth it though... he's worth it.
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No only hardcore gamers will care and Sony seems to have them already this gen. Fact is other then older gamers nobody will even know wtf shun use even is it may as well be a new series to most gamers now. They'd have to push it as something new to get good sales.

It breaks my heart to say but shun mue is just not a money maker or console seller even if I myself want it so bad.
It's "Shenmue".
 

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Think we need to see some actual gameplay now
 

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I'm feeling confident that this game will have samey graphics and controls as the prequels, minus walking with triggers.
And that's exactly what I want, a pure sequel (and please, please, please tie it all up) that could've been released 2 years after the second game, just up the res and make better textures.
 

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Also, this really is a dream come true for me, makes my eyes all teared up thinking about it. Gods damn masterpieces of gaming.
 

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I'm feeling confident that this game will have samey graphics and controls as the prequels, minus walking with triggers.
And that's exactly what I want, a pure sequel (and please, please, please tie it all up) that could've been released 2 years after the second game, just up the res and make better textures.
Already confirmed plans for a 4th so won't be tied up
 

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https://wccftech.com/shenmue-3-larger-features/#nnn

In a recent interview from the G-Fusion Tour in China, Yu Suzuki and Hiroaki Takeuchi talked about Shenmue 3.

Yu describes the new combat as “very varied, richer, and more playable”. Takeuchi-san elaborates that the goal is to create a combat system that welcomes players of different skill levels, and that a lot of consideration of design and balance went into making combat feel fun for all players. He finishes saying a lot of effort went into the combat. Yu’s ambitions are to show a lifelike representation of Chinese martial arts.

Some mini-games from the original won’t return, but there are new ones included that they feel are more interesting. Old mini-games confirmed to return are Lucky Hit, Excite QTE, capsule toys, and yes, forklifts.

Mini-games will hold greater impact and influence over the wider game because of better integration, and there will be surprises after playing for a while. Takeuchi-san is looking forward to player reactions on this aspect.

Yu’s comments in 2017 about Shenmue III being a 70/30 split between old and new ideas has changed thanks to development advancing, and now stands at 50/50.

Side quests and the main story will have better integration, and form a better closed loop. A better translation might be able to elaborate on this, as machine translation threw up the word “branch” and might be related to Yu talking about quests that could have branching outcomes. Side quests will no longer be isolated from the main plot. This was apparently considered for the originals, but couldn’t be achieved at the time.

Yu says Shenmue III is more of a hardcore game than the originals because of elements of playability and increased degree of freedom, it seems to be implied Shenmue III may take longer to complete than the originals (Yu says I & II are single week games, III is a multi-week game). Also seems to infer players can interact, or not interact, with content how they choose. Not completely clear on what this means.

Yu implies once the main story has wrapped up, there are other storylines to explore and systems to play. Sounds to go beyond just the mini-game and combat collection Shenmue II had once you cleared the game, and implies possibly being able to mop that extra content up without having to start a new save.
 

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I really, really love shenmue, but the forklifting isn't necessary to bring back...
 

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Okay, keep it, it's already been done fairly good this gen in watch dogs 2, so maybe Suzuki can make it work.
 

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As long as we aren't moving boxes to "RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT!". Man I hated that "mini-game"...
 

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Yes, it looks like a dreamcast port upressed, yes the dialogue sounds cheesy, yes ryo asks about thugs, yes ryo learns technique from old martial artist, yes ryo talks to kids, yes the fighting looks like virtua fighter 3... but... it looks amazing, can't wait!
 

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Some of the worst character models I've seen in a while.
 

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It just still looks all over the place and not much dev time left
 

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It looks a lot better than the dreamcast games but the faces on many of those models are insanely nasty lol, I can't believe they went with that style. Ryu looks fine though, not amazing but he looks like an improved version of Ryu from the old games. This game was never going to be a AAA looking game anyway but it still looks like a huge step up from the recently released "remasters" of the old games.
 

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Lan Di has the best model imo
 

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Music still gets me. I could help but begin to be sucked in. I'm so scared of it being bad...

It's so weird to see some of those joint deformation issues nowadays.