Deep Silver has announced that Shenmue III is being pushed to 2019. The announcement was made on the game’s Kickstarter page and cites a need for extra time to further polish the overall quality of the game.
“ Deep Silver today announce that their upcoming release Shenmue III has been moved and will now release in 2019.
The extra time will be used to polish the quality of the game even further, to the high standards it deserves and release the product in the best possible timeframe. ”
Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki also commented on the delay: “To all of our backers, we are very sorry for the delay. After much discussion with our partners, Deep Silver, we have concluded that extending the release will allow us to deliver Shenmue III at its best. We promise to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue III. We cannot thank you enough for your enduring support.”
So there you have it, no Shenmue III until next year. While unfortunate, extra development time means more time to fix Ryo’s face so I’m okay with it.
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