Deep Silver and Ys Net the developer announce the JRPG that Shenmue III will not be releasing this year but will be delayed to release next year, 2019. They made an announcement via their Kickstarter page explaining the reason for the delay.
Shenmue III Delay Release to 2019
Shenmue III was announced earlier in January for a release window for 2018, however in a recent announcement Ys Net have moved it to 2019. In a a post on Kickstarter, Ys Net share their publisher’s Deep Silver’s statement. They explain that they wish to use this extended time to “polish the quality of the game even further” and also to give Shenmue III “the high standards it deserves”.
A further comment from Yu Suzuki apologies for the delay of the release and assures “…extending the release will allow us to deliver Shenmue III at its best.”
This undoubtedly is disappointing news for fans of Shenmue after already having been delayed from it’s original release date of December 2017. What are your thoughts on the delayed release? Let us know in the comments below.
Shenmue III is now set to release on PlayStation 4 and PC next year 2019.