Ys Net has announced that Shenmue 3 has been delayed until November 2019. The game was originally meant to come out on August 27th, however the team announced that it needs a bit more time in order to further polish it.
As Yu Suzuki and Deep Silver stated in a new Kickstarter update:
“Whilst almost ready, the game simply needs a little more refinement before being truly finished.
We feel that the extra time we have will help us deliver the true Shenmue experience players around the world deserve.”
Shenmue 3 sees the eagerly anticipated continuation of the epic story-driven saga in which players take control of Ryo Hazuki, a teenage martial artist, determined to unravel the mystery behind his father’s murder and to exact revenge on the killer.
Players will explore a vibrant, colourful open world, meet intriguing characters and endeavour on a cinematic adventure which will take you further into enemy territory and deeper into the mystery of the Phoenix Mirror.
The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and is currently scheduled for a November 19th release!