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New Shenmue 3 screenshots surface in Monaco

The hotly-anticipated, Kickstarter-funded video game Shenmue 3 isn’t expected to arrive until December 2017, so thankfully we were granted new screenshots on Wednesday to tide us over for a little longer.

The work-in-progress imagery emerged from the MAGIC gaming expo taking place in Monaco right now, with the main image posted by the event’s official Twitter feed (via Polygon).

Related: 5 Questions we still need answering about Shenmue 3

Within the screenshot main characters Ryo and Shenhua are depicted standing next to a body of water, albeit from behind.

https://twitter.com/statuses/689855032762748928

Another pair of off-screen images were shown during a presentation and were picked up by Shenmue Forever.

The open world action/adventure game, developed by Ys Net for PS4 and PC, raised a whopping $6.3 million on Kickstarter, making it the highest funded video game to date.

Shenmue 3, which was announced during Sony’s E3 press conference in 2015, is scheduled to arrive more than 16 years after the previous release on the Sega Dreamcast in 2001.

Such was the affinity for the previous installments, Shenmue 3 torched its $2m funding goal in less than 24 hours.

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