There’s a lot riding on Shenmue III for a lot of people.
Not only have several other developers and studios gotten in on the collaboration with Ys Net, but the original Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki is involved, and THQ Nordic, now parent company of Deep Silver, is also banking heavily on its success. As one of the highest earning Kickstarters of all time in any category, not just gaming, all eyes are on it to succeed — especially since it’s a continuation of a story seemingly abandoned in 2001.
Recently THQ Nordic hosted a segment on Shenmue III in a financial presentation, which re-iterated that the game was delayed in 2019, and showed off some new footage, showcasing some of the upgrades to the visuals we saw at gamescom. For a better look, you can check out the direct comparison video from Shenmue Fans.