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Shenmue 3 gets a Steam release announcement

After almost a year Shenmue 3 has finally received an official Steam release date. According to Ys Net, the title will be available for purchase through Steam on November 19th. That’s exactly one year since the initial release on Epic Games Store. So after a year of exclusivity Steam users will finally get their chance to play the game.

Shenmue 3 is the third, and probably the final installment in the series. This is an old-school adventure game, featuring exploration, melee combat, and a crazy amount of quick-time events. Shenmue 2 was released almost twenty years ago, and the third title became a reality by the help of the fans.

Back in 2015, Ys Net launched a Kickstarter campaing which became the fastest campaign to raise such an amount. The campaign managed to raise two million dollars in less than seven hours, and ended with over six million dollars. Shenmue 3 is the sixth highest funded campaign in Kickstarter history.

Ys Net will provide game and in-game codes for all the backers who manually selected the Steam opt-in through the September/October 2019 survey. All the applicable backers will be able to get their codes through the “Downloads and Download Codes” section.

Below you can watch the launch trailer for Shenmue 3.

Shenmue III - Launch Trailer - The Story Goes On

You can read the official announcement here, and you can also read John’s performance analysis of Shenmue 3 here, and Pieter’s review here.

Thanks PCGamesN.

Chris Kountouras

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