While the development of Shenmue 3 has experienced numerous difficulties and delays, it is always reassuring when Ys Net releases some new update with new information. Today the studio has revealed through their official blog a new image depicting an unknown female character who will be part of the roster of brand new figures that will make their first appearance on the series in this third chapter. There is not much information on this woman apart from what can be seen in the image, although Ys Net’s message suggests that she could be a priestess working at the temple.
On the other hand, the studio has also revealed a special collaboration with Lakshya Digital, a game art studio based on India that will help Ys Net with the creation of digital models. Here Ys Net talks about this collboration: “Shenmue III will have a host of new, compelling characters from all walks of life.
And while we can’t say just how many, it will be a lot! The game art studio Lakshya Digital will be cooperating with us to bring these great characters to life. Lakshya Digital is based in Gurgaon (one of India’s financial and technology hubs) and has studios in Pune and Seattle, where production work for the game is underway.”
Shenmue 3 launches on PS4 and PC on the second half of 2018.