The Adventure of Ryo Continues in Shenmue 3 | Watch the Launch Trailer!
PlayStation 4™ – US, EU, ASIA & JAPAN
After all these years, Shenmue 3 is finally happening! Publisher Deep Silver and game developer Ys Net unveiled the launch trailer for the highly-anticipated Shenmue 3. We have seen the stunning visuals, action gameplay and plenty of melodrama scenes of the game in its over 2-minute long trailer.
Unlike the previously released Shenmue 3 trailers that centers on the game’s vast open world and gameplay, this one focuses on the continuation of the series’ open-ended story. And it’s just as mind-blowing as you’d foresee.
If you haven’t been keeping up with all the things in Shenmue 3, here’s a basic description of the game for you:
Play as Ryo Hazuki, an 18-year-old Japanese martial artist hellbent on avenging his father’s death. In this third installment of the epic Shenmue series, Ryo seeks to solve the mystery behind the Phoenix Mirror, an artifact sought after by his father’s killer. His journey takes him to an immersive representation of rural China, brimming with activity and surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Ryo’s adventure leads him to towns and mountain villages where he can further his training, try his hand at gambling, play arcade games, and work part-time jobs while investigating those who know the truth behind the Phoenix Mirror.
Check out the English & Japanese launch trailer of Shenmue 3 below.
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Story & Gameplay
Presumably, Shenmue 3 will be the conclusion to the original story of Shenmue. Set after the events of Shenmue 2, Shenmue 3 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 3 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 Shenmue 3 here.
Enjoy the trailer, features, and screenshots for the game below.
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.
- One of the most anticipated video games in history, from the legendary game developer, Yu Suzuki
- Epic Adventure – Immerse yourself in the stunning and magical world of Shenmue
- Breathing, Living World – Explore inside and outside buildings, take on part-time jobs, play arcade games, and interact with local inhabitants of beautiful Chinese locales
- Martial Arts Action – Put your training and upgraded skills to the test via intense free battles and intense Quick Time Events
- Solve the Mystery – Converse with a colorful and diverse cast of characters and follow leads from those who hold the answers to the mysterious Phoenix Mirror