Can you hear that? That’s the sound of the die hard Shenmue fans from around the world crying out with glee. Sumo Digital have confirmed that Ryo Hazuki from the Shenmue series will be a playable character in Sega All-Stars Racing.
For the past few weeks Sumo having been teasing fans with a hangman-esque puzzle, slowly revealing letters of a phrase that would be a clue as to a new character addition to the upcoming Sega racing game. The top contenders were widely considered to be either NiGHTS (who let’s face it, is almost guaranteed anyway) or Ryo. Luckily for many fans of the Dreamcast game, it was the latter.
And as you can see from the trailer, Ryo will be racing his Fork Lift truck for his special move. Giving his appearance that extra bit of geeky “eeeeeee” fanboyism excitement. This will be Ryo’s first appearance since Shenmue II.