Social media has been abuzz all day with the latest screenshots and videos to emerge of Shenmue III, courtesy of Yu Suzuki at the MAGIC Monaco convention.
A search of the hashtag #Shenmue3 on Twitter will provide a taste of the excitement pouring onto the Internet from fans and websites alike, including a promotional tweet from the official PlayStation account: twitter.com/PlayStation/status/703497381023584256
A pictorial Kickstarter update accompanied proceedings, although arguably the highlight of today’s new content is a video depicting the gloriously faithful recreation of Shenhua’s house, accurate to the last kitchen utensil, with the Shenmue tree itself waving its branches and dropping its petals in the outside wind in luscious high definition. So far only “fan cam” footage of this teaser exists online but we would expect the full quality original to be made available soon.
Before signing autographs Suzuki was interviewed on stage by Winning Can Raffle prize donor David De ville, and also took questions from the audience. A translated recap can be found here: facebook.com/ShenmueFans/posts/10153226424515927
We can also look forward to French fan site ShenmueMaster.fr publishing their interview with Suzuki that was filmed this afternoon. What further details has the Shenmue III designer divulged to these dedicated followers of the game’s tumultuous journey from over a decade in limbo to its current state of active development? We’ll be sure to share their video here when it’s ready!