Sega has released the latest entry in the 'What is Shenmue?' video series, this time looking at the memorable cast of characters that populate Shenmue I & II.

Once again narrated by Corey Marshall, the voice actor behind Ryo Hazuki in the English version of Shenmue, the video offers a glimpse at everyone from Ryo himself, to the enigmatic Shenhua and gangster Ren. 

Those are just the main cast, though. Shenmue also boasts a massive lineup of NPCs, from shop clerks, biker punks, your love interest Nozomi Harasaki, to a cute orphaned kitten.

Shenmue I & II is due out on August 21 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. 

If you still don't know what Shenmue is, then you should probably look at the first video for a crash course in forklift racing and sailor-searching.

 

 

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