Shenmue III gets single new screenshot [Update 2]
posted on 01.20.16 at 12:24 PM EDT by (@salromano)
New screenshot from Magic Monaco press conference.

Shenmue III

A single new screenshot of Shenmue III has surfaced from today’s Magic Monaco press conference.

Shemue Forever also has off-screen images of two other screenshots shown during the event.

Shenmue III is in development for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Update 2:30 p.m.: Another new screenshot has surfaced:

Shenmue III

Update: The final screenshot has surfaced:

Shenmue III

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  • ayanami-chan

    Wow one whole screenshot
    wow
    wow
    WOW

    WOOOOOOOOOW
    a least it’s a pretty screenshot

  • Bart

    Look nice

  • 36Chambers

    Kickstarted this bad boy for the PS4 physical version. Who knows when the hell Shenmue III is coming out but I can’t wait. Been stuck in this damn cave for too long. Lan Di, I’m coming for your ass. That screenshot is mad nice by the way.

  • infasis

    It looks alright, but unfortunately that doesn’t really tell me shit. Remember those TW3 screenshots (and tons of other games) that were way above what they were able to achieve?

    • British_Otaku

      TW3 was another game which didn’t reach the visuals in trailers? I didn’t hear much about it at all, perhaps Arkham Knight was the highlight of that time period.

      Very true that you can’t even get excited for screenshots though, I still have Official Nintendo Magazine copies which hyped dual wielding in Red Steel. Yes, even features can be fabricated.

  • vertical09

    A-AN ENTIRE SCREENSHOT?! NOT JUST PART OF IT THIS TIME!!!

    I wish I could believe that graphics will actually look this good by the time it’s finished, but I know better now…

    • TitanAnteus

      Actually, no you should be confident in how the graphics look. They’re using middleware. You can’t fuck up the graphics with middleware.

  • MrFinalgamer

    Well…it definitely looks like an Unreal Engine game, I guess. Wonder how long it’ll be until we see the game proper (you know, hud, and everything, not just random vistas, and those two characters posing, and whatever).

    • Zatekuyo

      That’s because it is made by Unreal Engine, which it is the 4th one.

      • MrFinalgamer

        …I know, which is why my only comment about the screenshot itself was that it looked like an Unreal Engine game…since there’s next to nothing on that picture worth talking about.

    • Budgiecat

      Shenmue always had minimal hud anyway dunno what you expect

      https://flemzytwopence.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/shenmue-china.jpg

    • Budgiecat

      Shenmue always had minimal hud anyway dunno what you expect

      https://flemzytwopence.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/shenmue-china.jpg

      • Bebop

        that looks dope

      • MrFinalgamer

        That to me looks like an actual game, than the screenshot above, which just looks like a random target rendering. Heck, if the image above tells me anything, it’s that the game is still really early, to which I say “don’t show me a pretty enviorment, if that’s all you have to show”.

      • MrFinalgamer

        That to me looks like an actual game, than the screenshot above, which just looks like a random target rendering. Heck, if the image above tells me anything, it’s that the game is still really early, to which I say “don’t show me a pretty enviorment, if that’s all you have to show”.

        • Bebop

          https://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/JDDJ2.gif

          so the outside areas wont look like a game ? MFG pls bruh you better then that :P

        • Budgiecat

          dude literally the only difference besides the obvious graphic overhaul is the clock HUD on the top right and the book and other items Hud on the lower right lol
          http://www.gamekyo.com/images_1/856530f84b9b50b8392cecdeccab96ab20150327140413.jpg

          https://s3.amazonaws.com/chineselanguageinstitute/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/shenmue5.jpg.jpg

          • MrFinalgamer

            It’s so nice seeing you go on defensive mode over a game you like. =)

            But seriously, what can I say, I like seeing HUDs in games that haven’t released yet. Makes it feel like this a thing I’ll play at some point.

            • Budgiecat

              because you couldnt possibly make a smaller nitpick if you tried lol

              • MrFinalgamer

                You of all people telling me this? That’s cute. =)

                There’s also the fact that the screenshot’s nothing new we haven’t seen before (same enviorment, same characters, same everything), but lets forget about that too.

              • MrFinalgamer

                You of all people telling me this? That’s cute. =)

                There’s also the fact that the screenshot’s nothing new we haven’t seen before (same enviorment, same characters, same everything), but lets forget about that too.

                • Budgiecat

                  we got a lot of that with FF XV remember :3 (Duscae woods)

                  • MrFinalgamer

                    We got to see lots of Duscae, and two cities, and various environments in trailers too.

                    Like I already said, I can excuse it with Shenmue since it’s still really early…but if that’s the case, just don’t show stuff if you don’t have anything new to show.

                    • Bebop

                      but that is new bruh, thats a screen shot of in game outdoor environment lol thats fuckin beautiful too for a kickstarter game? thats dope

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      That’s the same place we saw back when the game was first revealed at E3. I’d like to see the village itself, or another envirorment all together, but I guess it’s still to early for that.

                    • Bebop

                      ah, you right. Yea i cant wait for the city bruh…jesus…that image budgie put of the city from ether OG XB or Dreamcast was already dense with detail i cant imagine how the ps4 version will be!

                    • Budgiecat

                      you’re whining about a HUD lol

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      “…(you know, hud, and everything, not just random vistas, and those two characters posing, and whatever).” -Taken from my OP

                      Also my reply to Zatekuyo:

                      “…I know, which is why my only comment about the screenshot itself was that it looked like an Unreal Engine game…since there’s next to nothing on that picture worth talking about.

                      reading is a nice thing, cat, you should get better at it. =)

          • Bebop

            jesus bruh this game! I wanna play it so bad! i need HDS!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/TheViledinner?feature=mhee Evil Ascendant

    So uh, the decision to release only one screen…they are firm believers in the old saying “quality of quantity” it seems, ’cause that’s one damn pretty capture!

    • Tetsu

      quality over quantity

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/TheViledinner?feature=mhee Evil Ascendant

        Typo, was rushing to get out tonight :p

        • Tetsu

          Oh lol.
          work? school?

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/TheViledinner?feature=mhee Evil Ascendant

            Checking in on my Grams, making sure she’s got shopping/doing her chores :)

  • Bebop

    wow! thats dope!

  • Rain

    Meh.

    • Budgiecat

      you’re a meh

      • Pastmaster

        He only cares about RPGs.

        • Budgiecat

          he only trolls when it RAINS….

        • Budgiecat

          he only trolls when it RAINS….

      • Pastmaster

        He only cares about RPGs.

      • Bebop
    • Budgiecat

      you’re a meh

    • http://www.itsstillthinking.com Brandon Ditto

      Meh meh meh… Mehmeh… meh meh meh meh? MEEHHHH! Meh Meh. … Meh.

  • Zackasaur

    Looking pretty decent!

    I’m excited. :3

    • Budgiecat

      looks more than ‘pretty decent’

      • Zackasaur

        Taking the project scope into consideration, I would agree.

        • Pastmaster

          Imagine Monster Hunter and Dragon’s Dogma run on UE4.

          • Bebop

            it’d be amazing but wont happen cuz” Hunting games feel best on Handhelds”

            lets decipher that shall we?

            “I got Used to playing them on a hand held”

            • Hidayat246

              nope
              capcom is just lazy to make HD game hunting

      • Zackasaur

        Taking the project scope into consideration, I would agree.

      • quodvadis

        It’s really not for a recent game.

        However, I’d rather they keep it not too ambitious and don’t listen to the graphic freaks as long as they nail down the gameplay right.

        • KingNigma

          how bout for a game at this stage of development

          • quodvadis

            Not sure but if you aim for bullshots, Ubisoft did it wayyy better.

            • KingNigma

              hwo bout for a game with nice looking screenshots

              • quodvadis

                aka bullshots yeah

                see above.

                • Bebop

                  *Sigh* always gotta have some kinda pessimist…always…

                  • quodvadis

                    I suggest to not jump halfway and actually follow the flow of the conversation. Also ‘if’ doesn’t imply “must”.

                    • Bebop

                      i suggest that you stop being pessimistic…thx

                    • quodvadis

                      I am not pessimistic. I’m saying that I am FINE with this level of fidelity and the devs shouldn’t let any graphic freaks steer them to make the game bigger than they can handle like Suzuki did with Shemue 1&2 (look up its history).

                      Doesn’t mean that I am illogical enough to not admit that the graphic doesn’t look hot. Two different things.

                • KingNigma

                  how bout nice looking screenshots

                  • Bebop

                    naw bruh…we should ignore that sony is involved with this and go off of Ubisoft that is notorious for “bullshots” so this clearly must be boo boo too…

                    • Richard Miller

                      Sony does a lot of bullshots too but thankfully Sony isn’t developing this game.

                    • Bebop

                      bruh lets be real here…was the Order a bullshot? is Ratchet and Clank bullshots? those look incredible this doesnt look like bullshot at all lol

                    • Richard Miller

                      Remember Killzone 2. :)

                    • Bebop

                      I do, and it still turned out gorgeous…unlike the division ;)

                    • Richard Miller

                      It was still a bullshot though. But I don’t think these screenshots are bullshots as I know the UE4 is capable of such good visuals.

                    • Richard Miller

                      bruh lets be real here the only console company that I know that don’t do bullshots is Nintendo. For now…

                    • Bebop

                      and what do you mean thankfully because sony’s first party games look fantastic

                    • Lokoline

                      Don’t waste your time with this one, it’s just another pc fanboy. :/

                    • Richard Miller

                      If Sony was developing it then it would be in development hell right now. XD
                      Besides I like when indie devs are not owned by console companies as they are free to release their games on as much platforms as possible.

                    • Zatekuyo

                      Well look at that, a guy that doesn’t even know about these development process better.

                    • Richard Miller

                      I would surprise you dude as I have been working on and off on games for years. Theirs no excuse for bullshots. If the game is no where near ready then don’t lie to your customers by showing them something that they will never get.

                    • Zatekuyo

                      It’s just you saying that for your opinion which i couldn’t care very less.

                    • Richard Miller

                      Not really an opinion dude as Sony got caught doing bullshots a lot of times. But if you don’t care what I have to say then why reply to me? :)

                    • Zatekuyo

                      That’s was a rhetorical response.

                    • KingNigma

                      oh i forgot ubi was developing this

                    • Bebop

                      they are!

                    • quodvadis

                      Not sure if you even understand what I said. I can guess though.

                    • Bebop

                      i understand clearly what you said, you are calling those bullshots when they aren’t even that that insane in the graphic department, it looks gorgeous for what they have so far, but its nothing like how the division was shown…so I’m wondering why you are so fast to jump on it “being a bullshot”

                    • quodvadis

                      I didn’t. I said IF.

                      Talking to you seems useless. Guess I’ll just enjoy you writhing in misunderstanding lol.

                    • Bebop

                      sure bruh guess ill just not care and read a book. peace

                    • quodvadis

                      Hahaha

                    • Bebop

                      https://nothingbutcomics.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/20160107_083424.jpg

                      here ya go, ill atleast share what I’m reading , hope its funny enough for you

                  • quodvadis

                    Well it ain’t your avatar fer sure.

                    • KingNigma

                      what a sweetie

  • http://psnprofiles.com/TomatoDragon TomatoDragon

    Looks nice.

  • http://psnprofiles.com/TomatoDragon TomatoDragon

    Looks nice.

  • Pastmaster

    Thank you based UE4.

    • Zackasaur

      I do love that engine. ♡

    • Richard Miller

      Best commercially available engine right now.

  • Gojira Twit

    The environment is looking much better. Nice to see some good progress.

  • Franggio Hogland

    Sigh, always pisses me off when Kickstarters go blow some events nads or a publisher and ignores their backers. Please don’t become Mighty Number 9

  • Franggio Hogland

    Sigh, always pisses me off when Kickstarters go blow some events nads or a publisher and ignores their backers. Please don’t become Mighty Number 9

    • Zatekuyo

      Naw, it’s just that the backers moved on and well kinda forgot about it.

      And dude, this is a new shenmue game, the same game that Sega owns and have their permission to use the ips for YS Net.

      And another thing, MN9 would get really better.

      • Franggio Hogland

        I’m a backer, I didn’t forget.

        • Zatekuyo

          Yeah that too.

  • Bebop

    id say “Damn i really wish they’d do HD of 1&2 ” but then you’d get those people rushing in with “Go beg sega” as if i some how stole their last tater tot or someshit…so I’m just gonna say…This looks really dope

    • Dub-Sempar Pa

      Those people suck. Screw those people

    • Articuno76

      They are saying that because the party (the “they” in your comment) responsible for Shenmue III (Ys Net) and the party (that would be) responsible for Shenmue I + II HD (Sega) are different, and it’s a point some people still can’t seem to grasp.

      You can try imploring Ys Net to release Shenmue I + II HD all you want. But doing that is about as effective as trying to get EA to make a new Suikoden game.

      • Bebop

        yet here we are with the 3rd of those 2 in a series…so its like if Kojima made a new Metal gear on his own instead of Konami the point is, how can you expand on a series that is not form said company yet cant bring back the other two especially if you are the creator ?Sanzaru doing Sly Cooper , or the HD being made by someone other then Sucker punch

        • Articuno76

          “[…] how can you expand on a series that is not form said company yet cant
          bring back the other two especially if you are the creator?”

          See, I’d actually explain this, but at this point if you don’t know it’s because you must have made a concious effort not to care to find out. Which is why your bemusement/exasperation at the treatment you are getting feels backwards.

          You’re facepalming? Please, that’s our part.

          • Bebop

            Lol ugh OK so you can’t come up with a answer but instead have to be rude,I hope you feel real good about yourself

            • Articuno76

              Let’s be honest, if you wanted the answer you’d have it by now. You’ve already admitted being in a similar situation before, meaning you had a chance to ask and clearly chose not to.

              Case in point: You could have asked question instead of leading with a statement in your first comment. You didn’t.

              Don’t expect me to buy that your confusion over the situation is geniune when your actions have consistently suggested otherwise.

              • Bebop

                Again, I hope you feel good about yourself, mean while I’ve been actually working towards something other then “researching” over a video game have fun boasting how big your brainweener is when in reality. No one asked about its size. Hd should happen regardless of what you Think l. If you are so professional in the game industry stop bashing fans and make a difference, or are you all talk and no action?

                • Articuno76

                  “Again, I hope you feel good about yourself.”

                  I don’t feel about the situation at all. A situation you created. You want me to feel good about it? Either search out the facts you want or at least have the decency to sincerely ask.

                  “mean while I’ve been actually working towards something other then “researching” [Googling] over a video game.”

                  Right, and that would be great if you weren’t actually making statements suggesting that you wanted information that you could have gleaned by either looking into things yourself (something you seem to be proudly making a display of not doing) or actually just asking.

                  The only one boasting here is you. And the strangest thing is you’re boasting about your stubborness to inform yourself which is… err… yeah…

                  “If you are so professional in the game industry stop bashing fans and make a difference, or are you all talk and no action?”

                  Publishing and licensing isn’t my area of expertise in any case: It’s localisation. I make a difference by adhering to style guides (if I’m not the one writing them) and meeting deadlines. My clients have no complaints so far.

                  • Bebop

                    Yea yea yea man, I don’t need to pretend to sound like a scholar online to feel good about myself, you couldn’t provide a simple answer and inturn made this into a long and very boring convo ,go to sleep its late. Good night

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    tony jaa should do the movie. Make it happen.

    • Budgiecat

      first off he looks nothing like the part (is not Japanese) and second he’s too old for it (needs to be someone in their teens or looks it) and third, who said anything about a movie

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        i said something about a movie because thats what im hoping for.
        Let me know if youre gonna start a nerd argument over this so i can ignore the fuck outta you right now.

        • Bebop

          i think a movie would be dope too bruh, or a Yakuza movie too

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Exactly. With Chan and Li basically outta the game, we need a new martial artist to step up and fill the void. Something like this would be a good start.

            • Bebop

              the dude from Green Lantern maybe?

              • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                you mean green hornet and RED 2
                Yeah that guy is a motha fuckin monster, needs more exposure

                • Bebop

                  i forgot he was in red 2! i loved that movie!

                  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                    Ditto

          • Skerj
            • Bebop

              TIGHT!

        • Dub-Sempar Pa

          Why comment if your just gonna be a giant floppy Weiner if someone disagrees?

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Budgiecat likes to follow people around and start arguments. If it was anyone else but him and his troll friends id show them respect.

            • Budgiecat

              you stated an opinion and I replied to that opinion with my opinion

              you getting butthurt has no relevance or control by me. If you cant deal with simple discussion why are you posting

              Who the hell are “troll friends” lol

              • Unretributed
                • Budgiecat

                  put some damn clothes on!

              • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                I can always tell when youre mad you didnt get the reaction you wanted when you start calling people butthurt. Same old same old. Go bother someone else.

                • Budgiecat

                  lol I’m mad? Im never mad :p I was just amused you randomly asked for a movie based on a series you never played, wanting to cast a non Japanese 22 years too old for the part lmao

          • Bebop

            all the dude said was he wanted a movie…i agree with Budgie alot of the time but at times he needs to leave Kai alone he didnt do anything but pick at him when all he said was make a movie…

            • Dub-Sempar Pa

              Yeah but he also said with Tonyja . So why should cat have his opinion killed why Kai can sayvwhatever

            • Budgiecat

              How did I pick on him what he said makes no sense

              He literally said “Tony Jaa should do the movie”

              wtf lol there is no movie. No one ever said there was even a slight hint of there ever being a movie being made. If this was Uncharted or The Last of US, he’d have a point (since those two were slated to actually having movies being made out of them)

              Tony Jaa will be 40 years old this year

              A Dark skinned 40 year old Thai guy being cast as an 18 year old Japanese guy? lmao okaaaay

              made as much sense as casting that Tom Cruise lookalike actor as Kyo Kusanagi in that awful live action King of Fighters movie lol

              Lets also cast Donnie Yen as Ryo, a high schooler lol

              KAKOYI5 just getting bent as usual when he’s made to realize he said something dumb again lol

              • Bebop

                you didnt have to take it so literal bruh all you had to say was he’s turning 40 so that would be hard XD lol. Im sayin pick your battles Cat you know you like to antagonize Kai :P

                • Budgiecat

                  I literally only said
                  1) he looks nothing like the part (true)
                  2)He’s too old (true. And all KOKAYI5 woulda had to d do is go on his wiki to confirm. Would take 2 seconds. Remember the last time you had to help him learn to use the internet? lol)
                  3)and that he posted his statement as if there’s a movie coming out lol

                  If you make an ignorant comment without doing research, dont get upset when someone replies to it :p

                  • Bebop

                    lol hey man…like i said, let a nigguh dream sometimes…tony wont be good but you can read between the lines that he just wanted a movie made, aint no thang

                    • Unretributed

                      Budgie’s just being a doo doo head right now

                    • Bebop

                      Bruh you gotta check out black science…this issue 19 was unbelievable…incredible art…

                    • Budgiecat

                      no you’re a doodhead :3

                    • Unretributed

                      That’s how I can tell you’re one too :P

                    • Budgiecat

                      I’m not!

                    • Budgiecat

                      why? thats like u saying you want a live action movie of Omega Quintet lol ; ala would a be random ass out of nowhere wtf comment lol
                      a game you never played before or have any intention on playing :p

                    • Bebop

                      I Think kai DID play shenmue though bruh XD thats whats funny

                    • Budgiecat

                      lol no he didnt

        • Budgiecat

          wow you want salt with those fries?

          Why would you want a movie over a game? The story isnt even done yet with Shenmue III lol

  • Bebop

    second screen shot is gorgeous too

  • PrinceHeir

    Can’t wait for this :)

  • David Curry

    I see.

  • AnimusVox

    Noice

  • C4

    What it says: “Magic Monaco”

    What I read: “Magic Monado”

    • Hayate Omega ZX (Sora Sen)

      Your cut…it did not blade deep enough
      Wut

  • Vyse Legendaire

    https://twitter.com/ShenmueForever/status/689895317106462721

    You can see what looks like an HD mockup shot here.

    • Bebop

      NICE this looks so dope

  • The Silent Hours

    I had no idea Shenmue 3 was taking place in Velen. Huh.

  • MegaRay

    “Single new screenshot”
    *Article has two screenshot*

    ^ Clickbait!

    /s

  • Mirikku

    I don’t know why but the title made me laugh a little. It looks pretty though.

  • PuppetMaster

    Looks great.

    I hope Sega give Shenmue I & II to Bluepoint Games so they can remaster both while we wait for this baby .

    • Zatekuyo

      Unless they’ll make a deal with Bluepoint Games since they are i think an American developers that remasters said titles, so possibly.

      • PuppetMaster

        Yes Bluepoint Games is american devs but they remaster ICO & SotC, MGS 2/3/Peace Walker, and Gravity Rush which all of them are japanese games and their works are top notch. Sega shouldn’t hesitate on hiring them for Shenmue 1 & 2 remaster.

        • Zatekuyo

          Unless they’ll find any other option.

    • Budgiecat

      That Korean guy was doing a great job himself; now Yu picked him up to work with him.

      • PuppetMaster

        Lucky guy. I’m sure he can’t sleep when Yu Suzuki asked to work with him for Shenmue 3. It must be like a dream come true haha.

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    hopefully they get shenmue 1 and 2 on ps4 as well. e3 2016!!! here is hoping

  • Traingham

    Those jeans are nostalgic as hell…

    • Budgiecat

      you ever notice 80’s jeans are less cringy than 90’s jeans? :p

  • Jay

    Looks beautiful

  • DavidCage

    Beautiful,i hope in final game the dev will reduce QTE,since it is the thing that make me lazy to replaying shenmue1/2

  • mardunaki

    looks llike it comes from 2006
    graphics remind me TESIV Oblivion

    • Budgiecat

      thats some crazy overreaching hyperbole b8 there m8