Shenmue III's Trailer Is Real Bad

There may be a good reason Shenmue III has been delayed by almost a year: the game’s first proper trailer, released today, looks like ass.

This is a PlayStation 4 game.


Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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I’m trying to find where the “ass” is in that trailer. This is what our expectations have become?

Oh’s not being produced/funded by a so-called “AAA” studio so they can’t spend 5 billion dollars on getting every single facial expression humanly possible into Ryo’s face. If only they had EA/Capcom level budgets so they could perform up to Mass Effect Andromeda or Marvel vs Capcom Infinite levels of quality.

The game looks fine. Completely fine. If we’ve become this utterly obsessed with graphics to dismiss a game as “ass” upon seeing 1 initial ~minute long trailer for it that looks like this....geez.