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Shenmue III
Shenmue III

Action Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Sequel to a japanese action-RPG series started in 1999 for Dreamcast console. Yu Suzuki, father of the series, is responsible for the production of Shenmue III in cooperation with Neilo studio. Since the game was released more than ten years after the debut of previous part of the series, it has been released for PC and PlayStation 4 console. Although the project had Sonyís backing, is was finished thanks to the support of fans on Kickstarter. Shenmue III continues the unfinished story of Ryo Hazuki, a young adept at martial arts seeking his fatherís murderers. Together with his new companion, a girl named Shenhua, Ryo dwells deeper into mystery of mirrors. Third entry in the series offers an open world filled with interesting content and a new combat system, making it even more spectacular. Shenmue III also offers improved AI, more advanced physics and complex relationships between characters. Visuals side is provided by the Unreal Engine 4 technology.

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Shenmue I & II
Shenmue I & II

Action 21 August 2018

Shenmue I & II is a compilation that features Shenmue, released in 1999, and Shenmue II, that debuted in 2001. Both games were slightly improved and now they feature the possibility to switch between classic and modern controls. They also support HD resolutions.

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Shenmue II
Shenmue II

RPG 28 October 2002

A direct sequel to the first installment in the series of adventures of Ryo Hazuki, a martial artist who arrives in Hong-Kong to find the murderers of his father. The game, developed by an in-house studio belonging to Sega, allows you to explore several large districts of the Pearl of the Orient, including the Aberdeen Harbor, Wanchai, and Kowloon. Shenmue II utilizes the third person's perspective; the gameplay consists of exploring detailed locations, talking to NPCs and completing quests for them, and fighting encountered enemies using a number of hand-to-hand combat techniques. The protagonist also has to earn his living, for example by working in the docks. Additionally the day-night cycle makes some events happen only at a given time. The production features pleasant visuals, visually based on the first installment.

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Shenmue Online
Shenmue Online

RPG canceled

Shenmue Online is an unfinished MMO adventure game developed by Sega's development team led by Yu Suzuki. The axis of the plot was planned to make the events presented in Shenmue II, and the players were to become members of three competing clans, competing for influence in the area of Southeast Asia.

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