Deep Silver and Ys Net Inc. have finally signed a global publishing deal for Shenmue III and fans around the world could not be happier. The global publishing deal covers an exclusive release on the PlayStation 4 and PC for both physical and digital versions. As for the release date, we can expect it sometime during the second quarter of 2018. So really, its not a long wait but at the same time we know a lot of you are wishing it was dropping this fall! Maybe they won’t “cancel” it this time like they did the Kickstarter. Yeah, we still remember that Ys Net Inc.
ABOUT SHENMUE III
Shenmue III is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Dreamcast classics Shenmue and Shenmue II. The brainchild of award-winning game director, Yu Suzuki, Shenmue set out to combineaction 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 game-play. 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.