Shenmue I & II Gets New Trailer Focusing On Combat And Mini-Games

By Mike Sousa on August 15, 2018, 12:22PM EDT
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SEGA has released a new trailer in its series of videos exploring the basics of the Shenmue saga. In today's video, Corey Marshall walks us through combat systems and the different mini-games players can spend time with in the world of Shenmue.

Ryo Hazuki is a Jiu Jitsu master-in-training, spending his spare time busting up the bad guys or sparring with his friends. In Shenmue I & II, you’ll use and unlock real Jiu Jitsu moves that you can level up throughout and transfer between both games – which will come in useful as the enemies become tougher throughout the saga. Beyond stunning Jiu Jitsu moves, you will need great reflexes to progress through Ryo’s quest of retribution. Players will be able to experience first-hand the very first Quick Time Events, which Shenmue introduced to the gaming world.

But it’s not all about street fights and martial arts practice for Ryo – he must unwind as well. Shenmue’s arcades have fully working versions of all-time classic games, so you can try your hand at Space Harrier – and if outside activities are more your thing, enter a forklift (or duck) race.

Shenmue I & II release on the 21st of August on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Both games are available to pre-order digitally on PSN, Xbox Marketplace and Steam with a 10% discount ahead of its launch on August 21. The physical edition is available to pre-order from US and EMEA retailers and comes complete with a double-sided poster starring fan-favourite characters from the hit saga as well as reversible cover art featuring original artwork.

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