Where were you when Yu Suzuki and Adam Boyes started the countdown the Kickstarter for Shenmue III during E3 2015!?! How excited were you knowing that the game was finally happening?! Fans of the series have been waiting ever since that night, hoping it’ll be what they always dreamed it would be.

Here we are now in 2018, still anxiously awaiting Shnemue III, as the game surpasses the $7 million crowdfunding milestone, adding the ‘AI battling’ system!!

Battle System Expanded: AI Battling

This control system lets you automatically unleash the perfect technique in response to the opponent’s positioning and distance. R&D for this system is based on Yu Suzuki’s concept for players who are not used to fighting games or for those who want a full immersion battle experience. This battle system is highly compatible with, and will be an extension to the current battle system.

Certainly sounds interesting. Though you would think something like this would’ve been implemented after Deep Silver acquired the publishing rights. This news did net us a single new screenshot!

Awwww yeah!!! Can’t wait to play Shenmue III in late 2019!! Or knowing our luck, it’ll launch on February 22.

We will keep you up to date on all the latest Shenmue III news!!