It looks like you won’t have to wait years for more Shenmue. Battle Rally is the first DLC for Shenmue III, and it’s less than a week away. Characters will battle each other as they try to win a race, and winners will receive great items as prizes. Finding the race mascot, Bailu-chan, will give you an advantage over the other racers.
Speaking of other racers, there is some variety. You will be able to play as Ryo Hazuki, but Wuying Ren or Wei Zhen are also playable. This is the first time the series has offered a different playable character. Give them a break. It took forever for the third game to come out.
Shenmue III’s Battle Rally DLC will be released on January 21 for $7.99 USD. If you purchased the Complete DLC Collection, you’re covered. It will be available to download then as well. If you want to see what a longtime fan thought of Shenmue III, check out Justin’s review.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.