Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Shenmue III Title Screen Image | Game WATCH

An intriguing new image has been released among the Shenmue III screenshot images on the Japanese site Game WATCH that I have not seen elsewhere.

Although no comment is provided, it appears to show the Shenmue III title screen in Japanese: the golden Shenmue III logo (using the new design, and in Japanese characters) over the backdrop of a dragon and phoenix motif.

Beneath the main title are the words (in Japanese): "Chapter 3  Guilin".

This subtitle suggests a return to the style of naming of the first game - where the game's full name in Japanese was "Shenmue Chapter 1: Yokosuka". It would make sense for the public numbering to be separate from the mysterious internal chapter numbering that Yu Suzuki is known to have assigned to various sections of the game's story.

Shenmue III - Japanese title screen?

Just looking at the screenshot, you can almost feel the motif spinning before your eyes, ready for Ryo's adventure to continue.

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  1. All the info. you give to us, is always useful and great to know!

    Before finishing reading your comment, i tried to remember those characters and their meaning under the Shenmue's first part!!Thanks a lot for refreshing my mind! "Shenmue Chapter 1: Yokosuka"... Awesome!

    1. Thanks Emerson! And just seeing the title screen makes it feel one step closer..