Shenmue 3 has been confirmed to start full production in 2017. The kickstarter update shows three new screenshots shown below in early development.

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Yu Suzuki and his team had this to say about the development of Shenmue 3

“Main game scenarios are nearing completion, motion capture tests are well under way, and voicing tests with the cast have begun. Yu-san and the production staff are happy to say they are enjoying the work as they continue to diligently make progress on the mini-games, events, and battles.

I have been completely absorbed in development Shenmue III recently, and often stay at the studio throughout the night to make it the best game possible. My life has become Shenmue both day and night, and I’m happy.”-Yu Suzuki

That’s all that has to be said for now follow for more updates on Shenmue 3 as I for one am very excited and been waiting 16 years for this long awaited sequel. What do you guys think? Are you as excited for Shenmue 3 as me? Let me know in the comments!

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