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New Shenmue 3 trailer is all about beating up drunken thugs

Shenmue 3 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Shenmue series creator Yu Suzuki appeared on stage at the PC Gaming Show ahead of E3 2019 on Monday, offering a new look at Shenmue 3, the third (and final?) game in the 20-year saga.

There’s a big emphasis on fighting. The new gameplay trailer shows Shenmue protagonist Ryo Hazuki getting lightly thrashed by a martial arts master, what appears to be some Tai Chi training, and a battle against a gang of drunken thugs, complete with Shenmue’s signature quick time events. Ryo’s stilted dialogue and some funky looking bad guys feel ripped straight from the Dreamcast era, though Shenmue 3 certainly looks much prettier than what Sega’s late ’90s console was capable of.

Shenmue 3’s latest trailer also had a bit of a surprise: The game is coming exclusively to the Epic Games Store on PC.

Shenmue 3 will be released on Nov. 19, after a brief, recently announced delay. The game is also coming to PlayStation 4.

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