Gamescom 2017: Shenmue 3 gets first official trailer

Gamescom 2017 Shenmue 3 gets first official trailer

All of the characters seen in the footage sport blank, pale, emotionless faces of the type you'd expect to see on one of Madame Tussauds' wax dummies. It's only a teaser, of course, and there's a lot more to be revealed as Shenmue III comes together, but it's a nice peek at how development is coming along.

Before jumping into any conclusion that the facial animations showcased in the trailer look weird, please note that this game is still in development and is not scheduled to launch in a month or so, and so there is no point in freaking out like this.

Unfortunately, the game was a commercial failure, and the long-awaited sequelwas only able to go ahead after a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter which made over $6 million. The Shenmue series, signed by Yu Suzuki, is renowned for its extensive Quick Time Event sessions, which adapt to both cinematic sequences and real fights.

To coincide with Gamescom 2017, we are happy to share the news that we have inked a publishing partnership with Deep Silver!

Published by Deep Silver for PS4 and PC, Shenmue III has (at last) something for us to see.

The description mentions that this only a small piece of what the game will have to offer but it should give you an idea of where they're going with the third game.

In the blog post, Suzuki said that, 'As you will see, the latest chapter in Ryo and Shenhua's journey begins with a attractive set piece in China. The characters do come across as a bit blockier though - more Final Fantasy X than Final Fantasy XV. I will continue to work hard to deliver the best possible realization of Shenmue III.

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