Longtime voice actor Masaya Matsukaze was confirmed as Ryo’s voice actor back in July 2015, but today it was finally announced that Haruka Terui will be Shenhua’s voice actor in the upcoming Shenmue III.
Here are some of the comments from the cast:
“When I heard that the project broke two Guinness World Records, I must say it did not really hit me at the time, but now, I couldn’t be more excited! We are making good headway on the uncommon amount of speaking lines, and as we do so, the faces of my friends who were also in the production of 1 and 2 are there with me in my thoughts.
For the long-time Shenmue fans, I hope they will also share this strikingly peculiar sense of going back in time; and for those new to the series, I hope they will enjoy this wonderful entry that will take them to a whole other world. And with the unimagined miracle announcement for the 1 and 2 remakes, I emphatically wish that everyone will experience all three!”
“I was both honored and terrified when I heard I had been chosen to play Shenhua. Shenmue has been beloved by so many for so long and fans have been waiting her. As I look Shenhua in the eyes and become her voice, I will remember everyone has their own precious memories and I will do everything I can to keep those memories like they were. The more I learn about her, the more I feel drawn to and taken over by her curious charm. I am incredibly happy to be able to walk alongside her.”
Shenmue III is in development for the PlayStation 4 and PC, but was recently delayed to 2019. Shenmue I & II will come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC worldwide in 2018.