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Shenmue III scores Ryo Hazuki’s original voice actor

by Ron Duwell | July 2, 2015July 2, 2015 3:30 pm PDT

Shenmue III

The latest news regarding Shenmue III can be seen as either good or bad depending on how you like your Shenmue. If you want to view it as a martial arts epic that has evolved from its turn-of-the-century roots and is to be taken staunch-faced seriously, then maybe you won’t be so thrilled. However, if you see the horrendously bad voice acting as a plus or you want the experience to be as authentic to the first two games as possible, then you’ll be all in!

I fall into the latter group, so I am very pleased to be seeing Corey Marshall, the original voice actor for protagonist Ryo Hazuki, return to the roll that made him infamous.

And I roast with the utmost affection. Corey Marshall is one of the reasons Shenmue remains the most quotable game of all time this side of Star Fox 64. I hope for Shenmue III’s sake, he hasn’t taken any acting lessons. Congratulations! I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Shenmue III has raised $3.8 million through its Kickstarter after Director Yu Suzuki asked for $2 million. It has 16 days left and will be released for the PlayStation 4 and PC.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...