NEW SHENMUE III VIDEO SHOWS THE RETURN OF QTE MECHANICS

NEW SHENMUE III VIDEO SHOWS THE RETURN OF QTE MECHANICS-



Ys Net has shared the second “Development Report” video, where they give fans and Kickstarter backers a look at the development of the sequel.

Featured above, the second developer diary shows off a brief glimpse at the series’ hallmark QTE mechanic, a dialogue meeting, a game designer’s workspace, a brief test play, and a meeting with Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki.

In the same update, Ys Net apologized for the game’s delay since the last update, and promised they’ll be more timely in monthly updates.

Shenmue III is currently in development for both PlayStation 4 and PC.




The original Shenmue launched on the Sega Dreamcast in 1999 as one of the flagship titles for the company who was trying to shake the poor reputation they earned following the release of the Sega Saturn console. Sega clearly had high hopes for the game, spending somewhere between $47 to $70 million USD on production and marketing.

Despite that, Shenmue didn’t quite reach the mark Sega needed to justify the cost. Selling around 1.2 million copies, it was successful by Dreamcast standards, warranting a sequel, but it was just another hit to Sega who was on the way to backing out of the hardware market. The original game was later ported to the Xbox, though it didn't quite fit with the audience Microsoft cultivated.







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