Shenmue III is the highly anticipated sequel to the Dreamcast classics Shenmue (1999) and Shenmue II (2001). The spiritual child of development legend Yu Suzuki combines classic arcade gameplay, as known from Virtua Fighter, with role-playing elements to tell an epic story on the console and pc. Shenmue is known worldwide as one of the most ambitious projects in video game history. The cinematic story, with its clear focus on the strong characters combined with realistic battles and fun mini-games, captivates players and critics to this day. Many features that are commonplace in today's games, such as Quick Time events, made their debut in Shenmue.