Shenmue 3 MAGIC 2019 Gameplay Trailer Drops

Let's get sweaty

A brand new trailer for the long-awaited Shenmue 3 dropped this morning at MAGIC 2019 in Monaco.

Wait what.

Okay yeah apparently MAGIC is an anime con going on in Monaco. You truly learn something every day. Anyway! Ryo and Shenhua are back and on a rousing mirror adventure to avenge the death of Ryo’s dad at the hands of the dastardly (and extremely well-dressed) Lan Di.

For the first time, we get to see what appears to be gameplay of Yu Suzuki’s latest. It looks an awful lot like Shenmue and Shenmue II, but with a fresh coat of paint. Maybe don’t look at the paint too long. It’s okay paint. Looks kind of like the old paint but glossier. Graphics aside, we see some combat in action, too. It looks just like you remember.

If you’re like me, this could have the exact same graphics and gameplay of the original and it’d be excellent. There are some upgrades, but I’m on the fence about them. What about you?

We still don’t have an exact release date for Shenmue 3, but it appears to be coming along. One question remains for me: how will Ryo find sailors up there in the mountains?