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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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MAGIC in Monaco

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)

Hello Everyone,

Today, Shibuya Productions is holding the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) where Yu Suzuki will be giving a presentation on Shenmue III and unveiling some new screen shots (work in progress, of course!), which we have for you right here!

For more information on MAGIC, you can visit their website at

One of the rewards during the campaign was for a dinner and Shenmue III planning meet with Yu in Monaco. The meeting will be this weekend in the picturesque neighboring city of Eze. What exactly will get planned at the meeting? Well, we will all have to wait and find out..! Wish our backers good luck as they head into the most important meeting of their lives (or maybe at least of the weekend)!

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    1. The Crimson Emo on

      I'm in the middle of upscaling these pictures for you all.
      The quality isn't great but they should hopefully tide you over until official higher res shots are posted.
      I'll post these up when I'm done.

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      Nicholas Perry on

      Or at least some of the flaws, you either need to use HBAO+ or dial the strength way down on SSAO.

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      Nicholas Perry on

      Hard to judge when they are so obviously low res so you can't see the flaws within.

      You can see in the video shown elsewhere that indoors, SSAO is applied way too strongly.

    4. Brandon A. C. Kilgore on

      Since part of the staples of the Shenmue Series is that you stay at room/camp/apartment Et Cetera at night. Will one be able to customize the room as they see fit like where to put the lamp and bed or whatever type of thing you intend. Also I hope they have that one button assigned thing like they did on the first game. Some of those combo moves are tricky.

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      Jason Pattison on

      These look pretty great but I would sure like to see them in a higher resolution.

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      Eddie on

      Why the low resolution? Hey, at least make them usable as wallpapers for us backers, how hard is it to render them properly? Thanks!

    7. Michelle Vietor on

      I really hope we get some urban areas in the game. I love that Shenmue 2 was based in Hong Kong, but Guilin was kind of boring.

    8. Ari Tomi Stenberg on

      Does this magic conference has any videofeeds or iso that flying camera ovet shenhuas house only on for now?

    9. Loneck on

      Why are the pictures so small, again?

    10. maneauleau on

      Looks great. I wish as backers we would get bigger pictures or videos too. Anyway still no word on whether PC version is still on the way or not? "At the moment, we are discussing the PC version with the related parties"

    11. Dott on

      I'm in move with the art direction of this game.

    12. GreySky on

      It's so pretty I can't wait. That being said take your time and make this thing 110%. Keep up the great work guys.

    13. Anonymous81 - #ShenmueSaved on

      Hey guys. Some video featuring flybys of some of the early in progress environments. Looking AMAZINGLY cogent and consistent for being so early in development! I shed a tear!

      Shenmue is ALIVE! O_O

    14. Rhett Connelly on

      The environments are diverse and very intricate, dripping with personality. Subtle details help inform the other senses. The presence of food can evoke a memory of a taste.

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      Franggio C. Hogland on

      HIgh quality wallpapers when? :D

    16. Stan on

      Beautifully done scenery. :)

      You're doing a great job so far, and thanks for the update. ;D

    17. Raiden on

      Looks beautiful : ) but the pics are to small :(

    18. Riccardo Trillocco on

      The screenshots are stunning, always more proud to be a backer, in Yu we trust!!!

    19. Fernando Jasso

      I'd like to third @ChristianLaBorde ! Please resize these for desktop Wallpaper! They are beautiful and great PR for the game!

    20. ShenmueFan on

      Shenmue 3 won't just be the game we have been waiting for, it will be a work of art. Absolutely amazing screenshots !! Dreams really do come true .

    21. Mel Saint Marceaux on

      Sweetness. Congrats to the ones who got the dinner!

    22. 85 Bits on

      Amazing ! Terrific !

    23. Teemu Hattukangas on

      Gorgeous environments. :)

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      Ioannis Anth. on

      This art direction really feels like rural China. I have no doubts about the graphics now, they are wonderful, as is the work on the environments. I want to see more!

    25. Vito "Vitoner" Lanci on

      I literally have teary eyes now... this is so beautiful!

    26. Cromartie on

      This is absolutely beautiful. First and fourth my faves. Sakura blossoms tend to be the first thing I think about when it comes to Shenmue. :-D

    27. fitters on

      Looks beautiful.

    28. Anonymous81 - #ShenmueSaved on

      Great update. Congratulations to those backers attending, and please tell us all about it! (If you're allowed to of course lol.)

      The screenshots are beginning to have that granularity and sense of detail that Shenmue is known to... little by little, piece by piece. :D I really got the Shenmue feeling for a moment there. It's not quite there yet but it's starting to emerge!

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      Larvagator on

      Very nice pictures :) but sooo small :(

    30. Robert Battersby on

      Whoa! Those screenshots are breathtaking. The lighting engine really seems incredible!
      I remember when the first game came out how blown away I was by the graphics, and how much it influenced other games to add in more realistic details to their design.
      Judging by these screens, it looks like that tradition is continuing and the third game may end up having industry-leading graphics once again.

    31. Tom Lee on

      I'd like to second @ChristianLaBorde ! Please resize these for desktop Wallpaper! They are beautiful and great PR for the game!

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      Christian La Borde on

      Please High res version. I want them as desktop background!

    33. Naruhodo Ryuuichi on

      Ryo's voice in Project Cross Zone 2 on 3DS.
      Rien que d'entendre la voix du héros me fait plaisir en avance pour attendre son propre jeu ^^

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      Manuel Sanchez Romero "Manwe" on

      Impresionante!!!.Que ganas de tener el juego!.Grande Yu y su equipo :D!

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      Rok on

      wooow so so cool!

    36. Vyse Legendaire on

      Oh God, my faith restored.

    37. salromano on

      Can you post the high-res versions?

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      Rodriguez on

      Magnifique, très bonne direction artistique. ..j'ai très hâte d'y jouer !

    39. Petr Chukhnov on

      This is what I call "True Next Gen". Great work, guys! Bravo

    40. Giga_Force on

      Gorgeous screenshots!

    41. Jcgamer60 on

      Thanks for the updated screenshots. I understand the team is in a damned if you do, damned if you dont phase right now with pressure from fans and press, but I still don't see the distinct Shenmue look in these screens. Yes, this is all WIP and I encourage the team to keep at it. I'm sure a few added filters here and there will give it the true Shenmue look we all wish for.

      Just to the two cents of a die hard fan.

    42. Ahmed Alsaleh on

      Nice screenshots so proud to be part of this project

    43. Mario A Atfb on

      wow these environments

    44. mabec on

      Ok, wow. Even if the screens are really small its starting to look gorgeoues

    45. Don Reba on

      Looks beautiful! Could you link high-resolution screenshots?


      Someone pick my jaw up from the floor.

      I am speechless.

    47. John Mapley on

      Great update. Please post high-res versions of these screenshots!