Originally announced at E3 2015, it has been a long time since Shenmue 3 was first revealed and everyone has been waiting for an exact release date. Today at Gamescom 2018, Ys Net and Koch Media have finally announced the official release date.
Koch Media and Ys Net announced that Shenmue 3 will be released on August 27th, 2019. Also revealed today is a new trailer for the game. You can view the new trailer posted down below.
Shenmue 3 was first announced as a Kickstarter campaign and the game reached is funding goal in record time. Many years later, Ys Net has gotten help from Deep Silver to publish the game and further increasing the game’s budget.
Anyway, you can read below from a press release more information about Shenmue 3. Hopefully the release date is final as the game has already been delayed many times before in the past.
“Shenmue III is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Dreamcast classics Shenmue (1999) and Shenmue II (2001). The brainchild of award-winning game director, Yu Suzuki, Shenmue set out to combine action gameplay from his arcade classic Virtua Fighter with RPG mechanics to weave a long-form epic for home consoles. Commonly known as one of the most ambitious game projects in history, Shenmue captured the imagination of players from around the world with its unique setting, intimate and cinematic character-focused story, realistic battles, and fun mini-games. Many of the features pioneered in Shenmue is now commonplace in modern games, including open world and Quick Time Event gameplay. Shenmue III was officially announced on stage at Sony’s E3 2015 press conference and simultaneously launched on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, breaking two Guinness World Records upon raising over $6 million dollars. The game is currently in development at Yu Suzuki’s independent company, Ys Net, located in Tokyo along with many original Shenmue team members.”