Suzuki visited China to promote the project and research the locations, traditional clothes and martial arts of Guilin. In a presentation at China’s Chuapp conference that month, he said that Shenmue III’s story and “composition” were complete and that “baseline research” with Unreal Engine 4 had begun.
An awe-inspiring world with an immersive story, featuring cinematic sequences, a realistic fighting system, and entertaining mini-games, Shenmue garnered acclaim and adoration all over the world.
Shenmue III is being developed by Ys Net and Neilo. Several key members of the original Shenmue team are involved, including sub-director Keiji Okayasu, writer Masahiro Yoshimoto, character designer Kenji Miyawaki, and composer Ryuji Iuchi.
At the 2015 E3 conference, following years of speculation, Suzuki launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund Shenmue III, with Sega having licensed Shenmue to Suzuki’s company Ys Net. It became the fastest campaign to raise $2 million, in under seven hours, and ended the following month having raised over $6 million, making it the highest-funded video game and the sixth-highest-funded campaign in Kickstarter history.
- OS: Windows 7 or higher (64 bit)
- Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-750 or 3.2 GHz AMD Phenom™ II X4 955
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: 2 GB Direct3D 11 capable video card (GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R280)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 60 GB available space
- Additional Notes: These are preliminary system specs that can and will change!