Shenmue 3 introduces new character and new production team


The team behind Shenmue III has recently revealed a brand new character via their latest Kickstarter update.As far as how this new character fits in the world of Shenmue and what her relationship with the temple behind her is, you’ll have to wait until you play the full game to find out. Unless, you know, they tell us via a Kickstarter update.

Most of the Shenmue III Kickstarter update was focused around a character production studio out of India called ‘Lakshya Digital’. According tot he update, Shenmue III will feature a ton of ‘new, compelling’ characters ‘from all walks of life’. According to the studio they will be outsourcing the creation of these NPC characters to the Indian studio. Below we have some photographs of the team, which is located in Gurgaon, India but have online meetings with the team in Tokyo. I never heard about the company, so I took a gander at their site and according to this they have help work on games like Lara Croft and the Guardians of Light, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two , DC Universe Online, Counter Strike Global Offense, and The Elder Scrolls Online. What they helped with on those games is unknown since the site is down and the front page doesn’t go into detail.

This is obviously a way for YS Net to focus more on building the game instead of taking all that time to create NPC characters. I hope it works out for the better.


3 responses to “Shenmue 3 introduces new character and new production team

  1. me says:

    I am severely disappointed, I supported the project hoping it’d be created by a team hand-picked by Yu himself, people passionate about Shenmue, not partially outsourced to some 3rd rate Indian developer they barely have any contact with… I know they can’t realistically make everything by themselves since they’re a pretty small team, but outsourcing vital parts of the game to India (cheapest option available) is very worrying. None of the games they have in their portfolio are grand-scale smash hits, ESO might be the biggest one, but ESO is garbage as far as character designs go, so…

    • jimi Andreas says:

      Its still good news.The more people working on it the better the game will ultimately be

    • Centrale says:

      You don’t know what you’re talking about. Lakshya Digital has worked on Bloodborne, Uncharted 2, and Just Cause 3. Of course, this is the internet, so feel free to make an ass of yourself without doing any research.

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