Shenmue III is still kicking it in high gear and currently in development as we speak, but that has not stopped fans from continuing to fund Yu Suzuki’s magnum opus. In Shenmue III‘s latest Kickstarter update, YsNet announced that they had surpassed the $7 million stretch goal, which includes the expanded AI battle system.
Here’s an official description of the game mechanic, along with a brand new in-game screenshot, which you can check out below.
This control system lets you automatically unleash the perfect technique in response to the opponent’s positioning and distance. R&D for this system is based on Yu Suzuki’s concept for players who are not used to fighting games or for those who want a full immersion battle experience. This battle system is highly compatible with, and will be an extension to the current battle system.
If you would still like to contribute to Shenmue III‘s development, you can pre-order the game by clicking here.
Don’t forget to also check out the Shenmue documentary, which is currently on Kickstarter.