Shenmue 3 is the true sequel to the classic open world action RPG games, Shenmue and Shenmue 2. Created for modern platforms (PC and PlayStation 4) and built in Unreal 4, Shenmue 3 will continue the legacy of Shenmue.
Shenmue 3 will have familiar elements from its predecessors and new fight mechanics to achieve a new level of interactive storytelling.
Our ambition is to deliver a Shenmue experience that will draw in newcomers to the series and reward diehard fans with its deep story and rich gameplay.
Where we left off... Ryo Hazuki has made his way to China in search of his father’s killer. There he meets a new travelling companion, Shenhua, and learns of a legend from her village that has foretold their path together.
The story continues as Ryo and Shenhua start off on a new journey that will take them farther into enemy territory, deeper into mystery, and ever closer to their destiny.
Will the mystery of the mirrors be revealed? How is Ryo’s father connected to all of this? Will Ryo track down the Chi You Men cartel and face Lan Di in a final showdown?
Story so far:
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It contains what is probably one of the most detailed worlds of any game I can think of, was incredible during its time and I'm amazed more games have not gone into that kind of level of detail since. Every person you saw you could interact with, you could go into a shop and pick up nearly anything and buy it, almost everything in that would could be interacted with or had some kind of purpose. Not many games have tried to emulate a real world in the way Shenmue did, which is impressive as Shenmue came out in 1999.
Buffalo wrote:"I don't understand games I've never played before and I'm completely unaware about their historical context." - Mafro, 2015
In fairness sometimes it is difficult to see the context unless you were around at the time. The Shenmue release on Dreamcast was so innovative. A big-ish representation of a real world, the mags gushing about how you could do anything, get a job, live a life! etc. But if you look at it now not knowing anything about it you might just see a little action/adventure.
It makes sense to release Shenmue 1 & 2 HD.
EDIT: One hour after the conference has finished the game has hit $1 Million.