According to the developers, the reason behind the delay is that they need more time to refine the game and want fans to deliver a “true Shenmue experience.”
Here’s a quick overview of the game, via Deep Silver:
Play as Ryo Hazuki, an 18-year-old Japanese martial artist hellbent on avenging his father’s death.
In this third installment of the epic Shenmue series, Ryo seeks to solve the mystery behind the Phoenix Mirror, an artifact sought after by his father’s killer. His journey takes him to an immersive representation of rural China, brimming with activity and surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
Ryo’s adventure leads him to towns and mountain villages where he can further his training, try his hand at gambling, play arcade games, and work part-time jobs while investigating those who know truth behind the Phoenix Mirror.
Shenmue III will be released on November 19 for PlayStation 4 and PC. Sorry, no word yet if it will be released on Xbox One or even the Switch.
Check back with us near the release date for more information.