Shenmue 3‘s monthly development update was released this week, and there’s a lot of new information to unpack. Available on the crowdfunded title’s Kickstarter page, the update announced that PC pre-orders are now available and will contribute towards the game’s stretch goals. Developer Ys Net also gave an update on the ambitious title’s development, and showed off some new Shenmue 3 screenshots.
Here’s the complete development update:
R&D for various game elements is on course as the development team shifts its focus towards production. Main game scenarios are nearing completion, motion capture tests are well under way, and voicing tests with the cast have begun. Yu-san and the production staff are happy to say they are enjoying the work as they continue to diligently make progress on the mini-games, events, and battles.
Alongside the update, Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki also offered a personal comment on the state of the game. “I have been completely absorbed in development Shenmue III recently,” revealed Yu Suzuki. “[I] often stay at the studio throughout the night to make it the best game possible. My life has become Shenmue both day and night, and I’m happy.”
The highly anticipated open-world title raised over six million dollars via crowdfunding, and is expected to release in December 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PC. Let us know in the comments below how you think the game is looking so far, and if you’re impressed by the several new Shenmue 3 screenshots that have been release by Ys Net.
(Source: Kickstarter Update)