Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included new images and details from the upcoming Shenmue III by Ys Net.
First of all, we get to take a good look at Wuying Ren, then we move on to the activities that can be enjoyed in Bailu village which is where the story begins.
Besides training at the local martial arts school, we can bet on turtles. To help our favorite win we can cheer on her by hitting the buttons displayed at the right time.
Part-time jobs are also available, like wood cutting. This one is a matter of hitting buttons with the right timing. If you succeed, the music changes and you enter “fever mode.”
The gacha prizes are also back, and they will include small SD figures of Shenmue’s characters.
After Bailu village, we’ll move on to a bigger city that includes many shops and minigames. It’s big enough to convey a feeling of open world.
The game is designed to grant the player plenty of freedom even in how to approach battle. For instance there are recovery medicines that you can buy, so you can win by training hard or by accummulating money.
There is a training minigame which is meant to teach Ryo the right posture and according to Yu Suzuki is “the world’s simplest minigame.” Yet, by repeating these kinds of small and simple apparently mundane tasks, the game feels more like an “experience” for the player. When those experiences pile up, you feel like you achieved something at the end, like completing a long journey on your own.
You can carry cargo from the ship to the warehouse with the forklift and more. If you just rush through the story you’ll experience only 20% of the game, but if you take your time, it’ll be a relaxing experience.
You can check out the images below.
If you want to see more about the game, you can also watch the latest trailer, one more video, another recent batch of screenshots, the previous trailer, some more gameplay, and more images and info from Japan expo.
Shenmue III will finally release for PS4 and PC on Nov. 19.
[Source: Weekly Famitsu]