Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - coming 19th Nov 2019 | Gamescom 2018 trailer p30
by Lagamorph » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:56 pm

Deep Silver have now 'clarified' that Shenmue III will come to Steam "in future"

https://www.eurogamer.net/amp/2019-06-1 ... e-to-steam


Kickstarter backers will still receive EGS keys and no refunds,
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The most you can do is change to a PS4 version instead.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - coming 19th Nov 2019 | Gamescom 2018 trailer p30
by Jamo3103 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:06 pm

I was always planning to buy this on PS4 anyway as I wanted a physical copy to go with my Dreamcast originals. Still, it's a really poor move to put this on the Epic Game Store and it's becoming an increasingly worrying trend in PC Gaming, There are plenty of us who've built up large libraries of games and consecutive games in a series who want to continue buying them on the same store and it will only hurt sales.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - coming 19th Nov 2019 | Gamescom 2018 trailer p30
by BOR » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:46 pm


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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by BOR » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:25 pm

E3 2019: Shenmue III Will Not Even Hit the Halfway Point of Ryo's Story

Shenmue III will see sullen protagonist Ryo Hazuki’s story reach the 40 per cent point. The news will presumably baffle non-fans, but it’ll come as no surprise to series veterans, who’ll know that series creator Yu Suzuki always anticipated the saga to span a whopping 16 chapters. The first two titles in the series covered six of the chapters, although one portion – a boat journey from Japan to Hong Kong – was ultimately cut.

With no guarantees of a fourth game, many will be quick to question Suzuki’s decision not to wrap the narrative up while he has the chance. From our perspective, we’d rather see the developer stick to his original plan – even if it means we may never see the end.

The good news is that the project has come together, and it feels like a full Shenmue game – something that developer Ys Net originally had its doubts about. “At the very beginning of the project, we thought that we may not be able to do a full Shenmue,” Suzuki told USgamer.net. “But now I can say I'm confident it's a full Shenmue. This is Shenmue.” Oh, it's a Shenmue game alright.

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2019/06/ ... ryos_story

40%? Jeez, so when will we have to wait for the next chapter aka Shenmue IV? :lol:

It's one of my most wanted games for 2019! :toot:

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Wedgie » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:31 pm

Oh well, we'll be mostly dead when Shenmue IV will be announced.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by BOR » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:52 pm



Looks great.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Tomous » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:21 pm

That looks pretty much like exactly what I want from a Shenmue sequel in 2019.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by BOR » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:42 pm


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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by BOR » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:24 am

Shenmue III - a lot of details...
  • The arcade machines you bring into the harbour with the forklift are Sega's Astro City machines, which really existed in the past. However, the games themselves are new original games
  • The arcade games won't just be games like whack a mole or QTE Title but there are some actual video games in there as well.
  • Arcades in Shenmue are called “High-Tech Land”, an homage to Sega because their arcades were called like that in Japan in the old days and some still are to this day.
  • In regards the telephone conversations Ryo can make, non-backers can make calls too, but backers get more variations. You can buy a telephone card for 5 yuan, and will be fully voiced with flashbacks playing from those characters while playing.
  • Takahiro Sakurai will reprise his role as the voice of Lan-Di (and Goro!) for the Japanese version of the release.
  • You can buy and drink juices from vending machines just as you could in the old games, however there will be no lifting or drinking animation.
  • Yu Suzuki thinks there are over 1500 items within the game.
  • You can examine each object that you have in your inventory, just as you could do in the old games, but you cannot zoom in.
  • There will be DLC in the future, and they will offer the player new rewards such as costumes etc.
  • Yu Suzuki mentioned 3 DLC he is preparing: one action-oriented, one story DLC, and one that is “like a casino”.
  • There will be fishing tournaments, with prizes such as t-shirts with the face of the fishing shop owner on it.
  • There's also a stamp paper for fishing and you can get new stamps by fishing new fish at different locations, and there are many different types of fishing rods you can obtain/purchase. Some can be cheap, but others can be expensive, such as a “carbon rod”.
  • The small character we have seen in previous Kickstarter Updates, as well as on the phone card is called “Choubu-chan”, and there is one of these characters hidden in each of the 140+ stores in Niaowu. If you find one, you get an original card from the store, offering a collection of over 140 cards to obtain. The Choubu-can will sometimes be difficult to find, changing in size, colour etc.
  • Around 50% of the stores and shops will have items you can purchase, with prices varying on items as time goes on.
  • Shenmue 3 has a very long script, of which a huge part consists of conversations with Shenhua. Talking with Shenhua can lead to some funny situations, for example, Ryo saying something inappropriate. Just like in Shenmue II, there will be many multiple-choice questions for the player to ask Shenhua, or answer questions from her. Depending on all of the choices you make, your relationship with Shenhua will evolve in different ways. To hear every conversation, you would probably need to play the game 20-30 times.
  • The different outcomes of conversations with Shenhua are not big, but small differences so it won't affect the main story in any big way or anything. Yu Suzuki just wants you to enjoy the small differences.
  • He names the lady from the guest house as his favourite NPC, saying that she's very rough and careless, but actually has a nice heart.
  • Older characters were easier to make look realistic compared to younger people with better skin. He also says that he's added more beautiful women and kids in this game because Shenmue was always called a game with only old people.
  • Shenmue III will have its own “Magic Weather” with rain that affects Ryo's jacket, puddles that reflect the sunlight, you can see footprints on the ground, rain dripping from stones and roofs etc. The moon is also a physical object in the game that changes its shape in real time.
  • Ryo sleeps at Shenhua's house while staying in Bailu Village, in Shenhua’s father's room. Her house has been faithfully recreated to what it was like in Shenmue II, while tweaking some parts to make it more interesting.
  • In Shenmue 3, Ryo gets send back to Shenhua’s house or the Niaowu at 9PM. He can enjoy conversations with Shenhua until around 11.
  • A seasoned Shenmue fan would perhaps have the best fighting experience whilst playing the game on “hard” mode, and difficulty settings will not affect the story. However, the difficulty setting a player selects, will affect not just battles, but also how easy or hard it is to obtain money in game.
  • The battle system is centralised around obtaining new moves scrolls. Yu Suzuki believes that the battle system matches the story telling better.
  • Besides training, Yu Suzuki thinks that fights are more common in Shenmue 3 than the previous two titles as the story is “more dense”. However, no random encounters or whatsoever.
  • As for the locations, Yu Suzuki originally planned to make Bailu a rather closed area, but it has become much bigger than he originally planned, and so has Niaowu. He believes that together they are bigger than Shenmue 2.
  • QTE works basically the same, but new variations have created for different situations, and timing isn’t as severe as before. Depending on how many times you fail, it gets easier as well.
  • Tomato Convenience store is back, with the same nostalgic music, although you won’t be able to hear it outside near the store this time. As an example of what they sell, Yu Suzuki mentions a travel magazine called the “Niaowu Walker”.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by BOR » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:41 am

Some Shenmue 3 backers will have access to the backer demo this weekend

https://www.gamesradar.com/some-shenmue ... s-weekend/

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Tomous » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:46 am

They must be fairly confident this will sell well if they’re planning DLC already.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Green Gecko » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:09 pm

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Looks like Shenmue alright.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Vermilion » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:29 pm

Really looking forward to this now, it's one of the only games i plan to buy this year.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by BOR » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:23 pm


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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:34 pm

I got the HD remakes a couple of days ago.

My God, how was this ever considered good. It's hot strawberry floating trash.

Controls are an abomination, dialogue is has all the energy of a rock, there's a strawberry float load of aimless waiting around, it's just gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by gamerforever » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:48 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:I got the HD remakes a couple of days ago.

My God, how was this ever considered good. It's hot strawberry floating trash.

Controls are an abomination, dialogue is has all the energy of a rock, there's a strawberry float load of aimless waiting around, it's just gooseberry fool.


How dare you say that

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Gemini73 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:03 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:I got the HD remakes a couple of days ago.

My God, how was this ever considered good. It's hot strawberry floating trash.

Controls are an abomination, dialogue is has all the energy of a rock, there's a strawberry float load of aimless waiting around, it's just gooseberry fool.


In the context of when it was released Shenmue was quite the feat at the time. That said it certainly hasn't aged well.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Cheeky Devlin » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:43 pm

So in anticipation of this coming out I decided it's probably a good time to give the series another go.

I bounced off it a couple of time in the past, but really wanted to give it a go.

All I can say is that the lack of time skip in the original game (and the remaster) is a strawberry floating crime. Had to wait for a place to open at 2pm, to get about 3 minutes of gameplay before then being told to meet somewhere else at 3pm the next day.

I'm currently waiting for 8pm so I can go to sleep, to skip to the next day so I can stand about waiting till 3pm.

This is poor strawberry floating design and I won't hear anyone tell me otherwise. I'm sitting here posting this and doing crosswords while I wait. The additional in-game activities were fun for 5 minutes but have already exceeded their usefulness.

I remember feeling the same way when it first came out as well. I'm pushing through it, because I hear the 2nd game is much better and has a time skip option.

So yeah, hoping the story picks up because the waiting is really strawberry floating killing this game.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by gamerforever » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:13 am

I really hope the release date doesn’t change again!

Simply cannot wait for this, but need get started on shenmue 2 hd as i was waiting to replay it a month before 3’s release date so i am ready to get straight into the story and not be stuck in you know where!

It really is a gaming miracle that this is being released and i hope it sells well so that a sequel is easier to get out there.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Tomous » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:06 am

Captain Kinopio wrote:I got the HD remakes a couple of days ago.

My God, how was this ever considered good. It's hot strawberry floating trash.

Controls are an abomination, dialogue is has all the energy of a rock, there's a strawberry float load of aimless waiting around, it's just gooseberry fool.



It was a brilliant achievement in 1999.


Also, the sequel fixes the waiting around by letting you speed up time.

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