Deep Silver announced today that it is partnering with developer Ys Net to publish Shenmue III for the PC and PS4. The game is still set to release for those platforms during the second half of 2018 though, so no new developments on a concrete release date.
Industry legend, Yu Suzuki, will be attending Gamescom 2017 to attend two “Meet & Greet” events in the public area Hall 9.1 Stand B011/C010, Wednesday evening 6:30-7:30pm, and Thursday 12:30pm-1:30pm. He is excited to meet Shenmue fans and celebrate this new partnership with Deep Silver. You can read more about Shenmue III below.
About Shenmue III
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 are 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 more than $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.
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