Ingrid from Capcom Fighting Jam/Evolution joins the cast along with Ryo Hazuki from Shenmue, and Estellise Sidos Heurassein aka Estelle from Tales of Vesperia makes her return to the much-awaited crossover sequel.
Ingrid and Estelle join the game as Solo Units, while it's still unknown whether Ryo will be a Solo Unit as well or he'll be paired with another character, though it's most likely he'll go solo. There is no definite date yet as to when the three characters will be officially introduced.
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Due to negative response from players who tested the game in its development stages, however, CFAS was cancelled altogether in August 2003. Capcom would only be able to apply the 2D-into-3D idea in their later games, such as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken.
Some elements from CFAS were applied to Ingrid's gameplay in the 2004 crossover fighting game Capcom Fighting Jam/Evolution, where she officially debuted as a secret playable sub-boss, completely rendered in 2D form. She would also eventually join the Street Fighter universe in the enhanced version of Street Fighter ZERO3 in 2006, called Street Fighter ZERO 3 Double Upper, released for the PlayStation Portable.
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In June, fourteen years after Shenmue II was released, director Yu Suzuki launched a Kickstarter campaign asking fans for help in funding Shenmue III. The campaign reached its initial target of 2 million US dollars just mere eight hours after it was launched, and it reached over 6 million US dollars when it ended in July. The campaign reopened on September 17.
The game is finally in development thanks to the successful campaign, with Suzuki taking the reins on the development of the game once again with his new company Ys Net. Shenmue III will be published by Shibuya Productions for the PlayStation 4 and the PC, and it's tentatively scheduled for release in December 2017.