Colorful new Shenmue III screenshots have surfaced online, showing off some of the game’s main characters and environments.
The new screenshots originate from the MAGIC Monaco press conference ahead of the event which will take place on February 24th in Monaco's Grimaldi Forum. The screenshots were shared by the event’s official Twitter account and President of Shibuya Productions, Cedric Biscay.
Check out the new screenshots down below:
Shenmue III is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Dreamcast classics Shenmue (1999) and Shenmue II (2001). The game is currently in development for both PS4 and PC, and will be published by Deep Silver. “I am very pleased to secure this global partnership with Deep Silver, which is comprised of incredible men and women who have a deep passion for bringing Japanese titles to the rest of the world”, Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki said last year upon the announcement of the publishing deal. “Throughout this process, Deep Silver has expressed a deep passion for Japanese games, the Shenmue franchise and its fans—this gives me further confidence in Shenmue III and that we have found the best partner possible.”
“We are very excited for the continuation of Ryo Hazuki’s journey in Shenmue III, and are confident the game will deliver the story and gameplay PlayStation fans have been waiting for,” said Florian Hunziker, Vice President of PlayStation’s Third Party Relations & Developer Technology Group. “The global partnership between Ys Net and Deep Silver will help realize Yu Suzuki’s vision for Shenmue III—we are thrilled to see his spirit of innovation materialize on PS4.”
No actual release date for the game has been provided, but developer Ys Net has confirmed that it will release in the second half of this year.