Shenmue 3 Has Been Delayed

  • Shenmue 3 Has Been Delayed

Shenmue 3 Has Been Delayed

It appeared that the game would finally make it into the wild in 2018, but publisher Deep Silver has made a decision to push it into next year.

Taking to the game's hugely-popular Kickstarter page - which raised a record-breaking £4.6 million back in 2015 - Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki apologised to fans for the delay.

'We promise to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue III. To be honest, if it means a better game at launch, we're all for it.

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Deep Silver has announced that Shenmue III, which was originally slated for release in the second half of 2018, has now, unsurprisingly, been delayed vaguely until 2019. To "polish the quality of the game even further, to the high standards it deserves and release the product in the best possible timeframe". "We can not thank you enough for your enduring support". Shenmue 3 quickly met that crowdfunding goal, and in the years since then, new information about the game has been only sporadic. Fans have been waiting for well over a decade for this game to finally release, and these delays being thrown on top of that aren't making anything easier. It's been a long, long time since Shenmue 2 was released for the Sega Dreamcast, of all things, which means the wait for Shenmue 3 is quickly closing in on a whopping 17 years.