Shenmue 3 is an action adventure title developed by Ys Net and published by Deep Silver.
It is a direct sequel to 2001’s Shenmue 2 and continues the saga of Ryo Hazuki’s quest for revenge against his father’s killer. After a decade in development hell, a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign was kicked off for the game following its announcement at E3 2015.
Series creator Yu Suzuki suggests Shenmue 4 isn't currently in the works, but says he would like it to have broader appeal than its predecessors.
The publisher seems to be strongly suggesting that it's collaborating with Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki for a fourth instalment.
According to Dealabs, the Epic Games Store will give out a total of 15 free games starting from December 16th up until January 6th.
This would make it a year of EGS exclusivity.
If there is actually a next game, anyway.
Venture onto a cruise ship to complete new challenges and unlock new outfits.
Deep Silver's parent company sends mixed signals on the game's actual performance.
The game's second DLC add-on is coming soon.
Deep Silver revises financial projections due to Shenmue 3's poor performance.
Amass a small fortune quickly and find out how to solve that annoying Bell Tower puzzle.
Some quality of life fixes come in the latest update.
Play as Ryo or two other characters and participate in head-to-head races.
A mysterious update comes alongside new timelines for backers.
The studio says it's looking forward to working on the sequel "very soon."
Get a quick start on selling herbs for profit and solve one of the more annoying puzzles easily.
Reel in the big one and also learn how to perform the Body Check.
Shenmue 3 purposely avoids revision by fearlessly leaning into its past.
You will never be wanting for forklift simulators for as long as you live, if Yu Suzuki has his way.
Watch creator Yu Suzuki's journey up till the release of the sequel.
Thankfully, sanity was allowed to prevail.
Yu Suzuki wants to thank fans of the franchise.
The delay isn't stressing Koch Media.
The story finally continues when Ys Net's sequel launches on November 19th.
The long awaited sequel ships early for many backers.
Train for the big fight in this trailer.
Get a detailed look at the game's world.
The return of a cult classic.
Those who didn't play the first two can get a recap.
The long journey is almost at its end.
Get a look at the calming world of Shenmue 3.
Get a look at the updated trailer with its English dub.
Players can explore Bailu Village and partake in various activities.
Well, more drama to add to the pile.
The game won't be the fastest thing ever.
Check out the environments, architecture and lay of the land in the new trailer.
Yu Suzuki would like to be able to finish telling Ryo's story.
Explore a day in Shenmue through protagonist Ryo's eyes (and fists).
An extended trial will come soon for backers.
Get a look at what you get from various stores when you preorder the sequel.
Get a look at the various Kickstarter rewards.
From one controversy to another.
A familiar minigame gets demoed at the Japan Expo.
No, that's not a typo for 10. It requires a hundred fricking gigs of storage.
The company will cover the fees for refunds for crowdfunded games.
One funded stretch goal, the Character Perspective System, won't be implemented.
PC players can also opt to receive Steam keys one year later.
Ys Net says they've heard the complaints.
Get some looks at the gameplay for the upcoming revival of the classic franchise.
You seem to be out of luck if you don't want the Epic Games Store version.
Ys Net says that the Epic Games Store will be "the best distribution platform option."
There will likely be a hands-on demo for media representatives at the event.
The game needs "a little more refinement before being truly finished."
More details to come in the next issue of Weekly Famitsu.
Shenmue 3 continues to sound like the ideal Shenmue sequel.
We also get a new video of the actors recording in the studio.
It’s not like the original two games were short or anything...
The record breaking run ends at last.
Check out the gorgeous environments and a slightly different Ryo Hazuki.
Ys Net has finally dated the epic sequel, along with releasing new gameplay footage.
The "final touches" are being added to a new video set for August 21st.
The goal with the expanded battle system is that even those not used to fighting games will be able to enjoy the game.
Other than space, the rest of the requirements seems quite reasonable.
Looking good there, Shenmue.
"The extra time will be used to polish the quality further."
The key words here are “for now”.
It won't be possible to complete the story with just this entry.
The screenshots were revealed at this year's MAGIC Monaco conference.
Might we see gameplay footage?
It continues to look great!
I'll believe it when I see it
"I want to do something a little different with the battles."
However, it also makes it a bit harder to fine tune things.
But the developers are open to adding new ideas to the game, too.
Represents a "small slice"of an in-development build so be nice.
A meet and greet has been announced for August 23rd and 24th.
That's not too far out.
Development schedule revised due to larger than expected scale.
But hey, new character reveal.
Another update, at last.
It looks surprisingly good.
PC pre-orders start tomorrow.
Going back to their roots.
Tomorrow, who knows?
"We are preparing great things" according to Shibuya Productions' Cedric Biscay.
"The ones that get delayed are the lame ones."
Yu Suzuki belivs it's a "fundamental technique" for the game's drama.
Ryo and Shenhua also present.
$10 million is the ultimate goal.
Work continues on Shenmue 3.
'The composition for the game has been finalized.'
Looks like Shenmue 3 will have the same kind of immersive world its predecessors did.
After over a decade of not supporting it.
The game's director says "I’ll let you use your imagination" on whether he's talked to Microsoft about a port.
Dev team "currently testing" Unreal Engine 4.
Ryo is "back in action" according to the game's official Twitter.
Suzuki says this game won't wrap up Ryo's story.
But still not for the general public.
Ys Net will accept funding from those who didn't have the chance earlier.
Also becomes the eighth most funded Kickstarter project of all time.
As of now, it's simply uncertain whether the crowd-funded RPG will ever have a physical release.
With 55 hours left to go, Yu Suzuki's epic hits another milestone.
Watch Ryo and Shenhua visit the Lake of the Lantern Bugs in new early footage.
That's another excuse for not backing the game gone.
What other kinds of perks are going to pop up?
Yu Suzuki will also accomplish a much longed for feature at the $5 mil mark.
Everything you need to know about Shenmue 3.
So this was all a case of marketing misappropriation, then?
Fans are proving their dedication to the franchise in the best possible way.
Yu Suzuki's RPG revival is well on its way to reaching all of its stretch goals.
Backers who donate $60 will receive a physical PC copy however.
Yu Suzuki's crowd-funding campaign for the sequel is will on its way to being funded.
WHAT IS SONY DOING RIGHT NOW?
Make it happen, dammit!
Likely a troll on Sega's part.
Shenmue 3 is still just a dream.
The underdog open-world title isn't dead yet.
During a Q&A session at GDC Yu Suzuki, creator of the critically acclaimed Shenmue series, was candidly asked by an audience member "when will Shenmue 3 be released?" Suzuki responded “Well, I w... Read More