Shenmue III developer Ys Net has shown off a moody image of Lan Di, the series’ Big Bad that hero Ryo Hazuki has been tracking since the original game.
Check him out below. Definitely not the sort of bloke you’d want to meet down a dark alley, right?
Lan Di (aka Longsun Zhao) was responsible for the murder of Iwao Hazuki, Ryo’s father, in the opening moments of Shenmue. He then made off with one of two mysterious mirrors in Hazuki-san’s possession, before making his way to Hong Kong. Ryo tracks him down in Shenmue II, but he manages to escape at the eleventh hour via chopper.
Hopefully his appearance in Shenmue III means that Ryo will actually get to go toe-to-toe with Lan Di at last, eh?
Shenmue III is due out on August 27 for PlayStation 4 and PC, and there will be a new trailer for the game dropping next month at MAGIC 2019.