Shenmue III Keeps Looking Better and Better; New Direct-Feed Screenshots Released [UPDATED]

Shenmue III for PS4 and PC gets four promising images from Magic Monaco, showing even more progress made on the character models.

February 24, 2018

Today, during a conference at Magic Monaco, Shenmue III creator Yu Suzuki showcased four new images of the game.

We get to see a variety of characters, and you can enjoy them at the bottom of the post (unfortunately just photographed from the screen), courtesy of Twitter user Shenmue Forever.

Update: Ys Net published a direct-feed version of the screenshots on its own official website, and they have been added at the bottom of the post.

The character design and modeling certainly show great progress, as already indicated by a few screenshots we saw in January. This follows the announcement of the publishing partnership with Deep Silver, followed by an outsourcing deal with  Indian Studio Lakshya Digital, that is working on the characters. It’s likely that more resources are being poured into game development, resulting in improvements across the board.


One thing is for sure, the outlook for the game has become more and more positive over the past few months, so I’m rather excited to see what will come don the line and if it’ll really be released this year.

Shenmue III has been recently delayed to the second half of 2018 to make it “bigger and more beautiful.” The game has been announced only for PS4 and PC.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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