Ys Net has an announcement planned for Shenmue 3 on Gamescom 2018’s opening day. In an update on the game’s Kickstarter, the developer said it would have “breaking news” on August 21st from 11 AM to 1 PM CEST. Series creator Yu Suzuki won’t be attending, but a short video will be presented. Currently, the developer is busy adding the “final touches” to said video.
Though the events at Gamescom will be live-streamed on the official site, you can expect the announcement video to be released separately. As for its contents, we have all kinds of hopes. Gameplay? An extended demo? A brand new story trailer? A release date announcement? All of these and possibly more?
After all, since its announcement at Sony’s E3 2015 conference, Shenmue 3 has seen its share of delays. Its latest release date was meant to be this year, but Ys Net shifted it to 2019. Regardless, it seems like the long-awaited sequel has seen some major development, so we can’t wait for more at Gamescom.