The first big update to Shenmue III will release on January 21, 2020.
The DLC, titled ‘Battle Rally’, will provide different activities while contestants fight each other in battles through a course. Additionally, three characters will be playable: the main protagonist Ryo Hazuki, the treasure-seeking Wuying Ren, and Ryo’s sparring partner Wei Zhen. Finishing in first place will result in the player winning prizes.
‘Battle Rally’ will cost USD $7.99 and will be purchasable on PlayStation 4 and PC via the PlayStation Store and Epic Games Store, respectively. For those who have already bought the ‘Complete DLC Collection’ will receive ‘Battle Rally’ automatically on release day.
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OnlySP’s Amy Davidson reviewed Shenmue III, noting that “The title does have moments of brightness: the actual story beats are great, the setting is fascinating, and it features the best forklift simulation on the market.”