Ys Net has offered a brief update on the voice recording for Shenmue III, confirming the process is around 70-80% done.
Recording started last year, and once again features Corey Marshall as forklift aficionado Ryo Hazuki. He’ll be joined by Brianna Knickerbocker, who plays Ling Shenhau, the character that briefly turned up in the last section of Shenmue II and also appeared in Ryo’s dreams.
The developer also revealed some behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions, which features creator Yu Suzuki. Check it out below.
Shenmue III is due for release on PlayStation 4 and PC on August 27, and ended its crowdfunding efforts at a tidy seven million dollars. Pleasingly, the action-RPG will take you longer to complete than the previous Shenmue games, which weren’t exactly brief to begin with.
One thing us Shenmue fans can definitely say is that we know all about waiting. I mean, Shenmue II came out in 2001, and if that wasn’t bad enough, it ended on an absolute belter of a cliff hanger.
As such, it’s no wonder people lost their shit at E3 2015 when Suzuki-san announced the sequel.