Shenmue 3 is going to take up 100 GB of storage space on PC. Revealed by developer YS Net, the detail was included in an update post on the Shenmue 3’s Kickstarter page, which lists out the PC system requirements. While it’s a massive amount of space, it’s obviously going to be lending itself to a highly in depth fork lift mini game.

Jokes aside, it’s a huge amount of space to ask PC user to dedicate to one game, especially when other massive open world games, such as The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim require much, much less.

The full requirements are as follows:

Minimum System Requirements for PC Version

  • OS: Windows 7×64, Windows 8×64, Windows 10×64 (64-bit OS Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better (DirectX 11 card & VRAM 2GB Required)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband internet connection
  • Storage: 100 GB available space
  • Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Additional Info: Requires Steam Client to activate.

The Kickstarter update also gave us some information on the games “AI Battling” system. “This control system lets you automatically unleash the perfect technique in response to the opponent’s positioning and distance,” it reads. “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 the current battle system, and will be implemented upon reaching the stretch goal.”

If you’ve played any of the Yakuza games, it’s safe to assume it’ll be a more streamlined version of that battle system, as Yakuza picked up the mantle that was left by Shenmue.

While there’s no release date as of yet for Shenmue 3, with the game being pushed back to 2019, we do have the Shenmue 1 & 2 collection releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this year. Said to have fully scalable resolutions, multiple control schemes and the option to play the game with the original Japanese or English (pick this one, it’s hilarious) voiceovers.

What could the 100 GB be holding? A secret message? Or is it just the standard uncompressed music files. Only time will tell, but I pray it’s because of a photo realistic Forklift. Please god, let it be the forklift.

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