Gamereactor UK. Watch the latest video game trailers, and interviews from the biggest gaming conventions in the world. Gamereactor uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best browsing experience on our website. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy with our cookies policy

Shenmue 3

Shenmue III bigger and more ambitious than previous games

Director Yu Suzuki refers to a multi-week story, side missions related to the plot, and a 50/50 split between new and old ideas.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!

* Required field

During the weekend we got some news regarding Shenmue III, as according to a post on the Shenmue Dojo forums, the game's director Yu Suzuki spoke about the long-awaited sequel in an interview during the G-Fusion Tour 2018, where he revealed some new details about the game.

According to the post, while Shenmue I and II represented a week in the character's life, Shenmue III will be multi-week, and will also be a bigger game than both predecessors. Shenmue III will have more elaborate side-content too, with optional missions that will also tie in with the main plot.

While the director said in 2017 that Shenmue III would be a 70/30 split between old and new ideas, he now states that it's now more of a 50/50 split. Lastly, the combat is also supposed to be richer and "more playable", whatever that might mean.

Shenmue III is set to launch on August 27 on PC and PS4. Is this all good news to you?

Shenmue 3

Related texts

Shenmue 3Score

Shenmue 3

REVIEW. Written by Mikael Sundberg

"Shenmue 3 certainly doesn't feel limited by its budget, rather it's lifted by the developer's will to keep to the ambition of its predecessors."

Loading next content