The latest Shenmue III
update that dropped this morning gave us a quick video of inside Ys Net’s Dev Room for the game.
In the video, we first see a developer animating a rather familiar QTE scene. The event in question, which features Ryu Hazuki hopping on stones to cross a stream, occurred in the epilogue of Shenmue II. It’s revealed that the team wanted to create the event for the third game, which brings us to a possibility of the entire last act of Shenmue II being playable again in the new engine.
The team member moves the scene’s camera around and discusses a future meeting with Yu Suzuki about cooler angles to use for the event.
The second part of the video takes us to another developer working on a scene situated on a mountain. An avalanche occurs and Ryu must run for his life as boulders of all sizes fly down towards him.
As the documentary ends, we see a few shots of devs at work and, finally, a quick glimpse of Yu Suzuki smiling.
The short film is titled Development Report Vol. 1, so hopefully this is the start of a new series of videos that Ys Net releases with some of the monthly Shenmue III updates moving forward.