YS Net will release Shenmue 3’s second DLC, the Story Quest Pack, on February 18, it’s announced.
According to publisher Deep Silver, the £4.99 add-on sees protagonist Ryo Hazuki “cross paths with a familiar face from the past Zhang Shugin, and quickly become embroiled in a new escapade where nothing is as it seems.”
Previously leaked Trophy data suggest the latest pack will contain a number of new quests and side activities.
A number of images of the Story Pack can be seen below.
Shenmue 3’s first DLC, Battle Rally, released in January with head to head races featuring new playable characters Wuying Ren and Wei Zhen.
Designer Yu Suzuki has pledged to continue making Shenmue games “as long as there are those who wish to see Shenmue live on.”
The commitment is made via an in-game letter to fans shown during Shenmue 3’s staff credits.
In the letter, Suzuki says he will “never give up” on his ambition to complete the overall Shenmue story, which has previously been estimated to be less than 50% complete by the end of the third game. In a 2015 AMA, Suzuki said he would like to complete 11 story chapters across at least five games.
The designer told VGC at Gamescom 2019 that plans for Shenmue 4 would be made easier if sales of the third game are good. However, he added that the future of the series would be more dependent on which partners he can secure.
In the same interview, the veteran Sega designer suggested he could be in discussions to return to his classic series Virtua Fighter and Out Run.