New Shenmue 3 footage looks at facial animations

shenmue 3 facial animations

Ys Net has provided a slice of new Shenmue 3 footage as part of its ongoing ‘Development Report’ series, this time scrutinizing the game’s facial animations.

This will likely send alarm bells ringing with some of you, seeing as how the most recent Shenmue 3 trailer attracted much criticism for its poor character models and stiff animations. 

Ys Net assured fans that the visuals depicted in the trailer were only temporary and were still able to be improved upon, which isn’t surprising considering the game still has plenty of development time remaining. 

Check out the latest Shenmue 3 footage below.

Ys Net confirmed recently that the Shenmue 3 release date has been pushed into 2018, having originally been due to launch in December 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PC.

The long-awaited sequel was announced during Sony’s E3 2015 press conference alongside Final Fantasy 7 Remake and The Last Guardian. Creator Yu Suzuki appeared on stage to introduce the game as a Kickstarter-funded project, which went on to raise $6.3 million. 

Shenmue 3 continues the revenge story of 18-year-old student, Ryo Hazuki, who has now travelled to China in his pursuit of the mysterious Lan Di, the martial arts master who murdered his father. 

Suzuki-san has confirmed that players will be able to call characters from the previous Shenmue games in the upcoming action-RPG, and even hinted at the possibility of playable memories from the original titles. 

Rumors of a Shenmue HD Collection have been rampant in recent months, with a number of retailers posting a listing for a high-definition bundle of the Dreamcast cult classics. SEGA has yet to make anything official however. 

Stay tuned to PSU for more Shenmue 3 news as soon as it breaks.