Ys Net Revealed a New Screenshot for Shenmue III Featuring Lan Di
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Earlier this month, Ys Net has released two new screenshots for Shenmue III revealing the protagonist of the game Ryo with the mysterious girl Ling Shenhua and a cinematic view of one of the game’s settings. Now, a new screenshot for the game was spotted in Twitter featuring the game’s main antagonist, Lan Di.
You can check out the official announcement on Twitter below followed by a nice view of the screenshot.
Good afternoon from the one and only….Lan Di !
I hope you will appreciate this world exclusive screenshot from #Shenmue3
Thanks Yu san 🙂
So much more to come at @MagicMonaco next 9th of March !
Please follow @ShibuyaProd for more 😉#MAGICMONACO #MAGIC2019 #Monaco #Shenmue pic.twitter.com/Iq0lAb1udn
— Cedric Biscay (@CedricBiscay) February 19, 2019
Moreover, if you missed it, during the recent pre-MAGIC 2019 press conference, event organizer Cedric Biscay announced that Shenmue III will have a “dedicated presentation,” at the upcoming MAGIC 2019 in Monaco on March 9. If you’re not familiar with MAGIC 2019, it is a private event organized by Shibuya Productions which is dedicated for manga, comics, animation, video games, and pop culture, through a one-day event.
A new “extensive,” trailer will be revealed during the said event. More so, a few lucky attendees will also be able to witness an exclusive gameplay segment for Shenmue III.
Shenmue III got is concrete release date during Gamescom 2018 through a video that was revealed by the team developers of Yu Suzuki. The game is expected for an August 27, 2019 release date.
Shenmue III was originally announced at E3 2015 alongside a crowdfunding campaign. Fortunately, Shenmue III become the most successful video game on Kickstarter.
Later on, it was picked up by publisher Deep Silver and eventually delayed into the second half of 2018 and being pushed back again in 2019.
Hopefully, the development team behind this most anticipated game will meet their promised release date of the game on August 27.
STORY & GAMEPLAY
Presumably, Shenmue III will be the conclusion to the original story of Shenmue. Set after the events of Shenmue II, Shenmue III will take players in the year 1987. Here in this narrative, Ryo traveled from Yokosuka to China to seek vengeance on the man that killed his father.
While exploring the Chinese wilderness, Ryo meets Ling Shenhua – a girl who’s been showing up in his dreams. Apparently, fate united the two and team up to hunt down the main antagonist of this narrative, Lan Di, and achieve Ryo’s quest for revenge.
Shenmue III will be set in an open world according to the series director, Yu Suzuki. He also stated that there will be a part of the game where Ryo makes phone calls to his colleagues back in Japan, which will, in turn, improve connections.
Read more about the game here.
In 1987, following the events of Shenmue II, teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki has journeyed from Yokosuka, Japan, to the mountains of Guilin, China, in search of his father’s killer, Lan Di. There he met Ling Shenhua, a mysterious girl who previously appeared in his dreams. After learning the legend of her village, which foretells a united path between them, Ryo and Shenhua embark on a new journey which reveals their shared destiny. Lan Di returns with a new antagonist, Niao Sun.
Holy shit, he looks incredible
— Nibel (@Nibellion) February 19, 2019
Lan Di looks absolutely stunning!
Best villain in gaming history!
— Shenmue Forever (@ShenmueForever) February 19, 2019
— Dennis (@SledgeNE) February 19, 2019
Dammit, looks incredible. pic.twitter.com/xamv28rZKq
— NobodyAsksForMe (@ShinoCoshinoNo) February 20, 2019
Shenmue III is already listed here at Playasia. However, it still not open for pre-orders. Stay with us for more updates!