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Shenmue 3 Backer Trial Demo Impressions

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 14:55 PM IST

The Shenmue 3 Backer Trial Demo released to much fanfare this September!

Here’s a rundown from what various outlets had to say about it:

EuroGamer: “Shenmue 3 does not disappoint. Stately, strange and dripping with old-school Sega style – Yu Suzuki is back!”.

Kotaku: “Shenmue 3 is arguably a smoother experience than the originals.”

IGN Japan (Esra Krabbe) [Japanese Text]

EasyAllies: “I don’t know how they freaking managed to pull it off!”

John Linneman, Digital Foundry: “[Shenmue 3] feels like it picks up right where Shenmue 2 left off.

PhantomRiverStone.com “I was sure of one thing: This feels like Shenmue through-and-through.”

You can read our own impressions of it here, where we said “Shenmue III truly is a love letter to its long-awaiting audience, but it also offers a fresh new alternative open-world game for newcomers to instantly pick up and play.”


Just 46 days remain… but the fate of Shenmue is in your hands now! Be sure to follow us across our social media channels for all the latest and be a part of the conversation at the Shenmue Dojo forums! We’ll see you when the next phoenix rises!

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