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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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China Distribution Finalized! Shenmue III Partnering with Tencent & Oasis Games!

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)


Hello Everyone,                      

The team here is digging deep in this last stretch to the August 27th release, and picking our heads up, there are only a few days left before the end of the year! But we do have a few announcements to get in before the New Year, so let’s get to it!


Chinese Distribution Finalized!

A few days ago at the G-Fusion Tour 2018 in Xiamen the announcement was made for Shenmue III’s distribution in China. The PC version will be distributed by Tencent through their gaming platform WeGame. The PS4 version will be distributed by Oasis Games, an official partner of Sony Computer Entertainment Shanghai (SCES).

Further details on distribution in China are forthcoming.


Participating in a talk session for G-Fusion were Yu Suzuki and Animation Producer Hiroaki Takeuchi. It was a fantastic event with the enthusiasm of the Chinese fans palpable in the air.

Hiroaki Takeuchi is an animation producer who has contributed to a library of works bridging Japan to the world including The Animatrix, TEKKON KINKREET: Black & White and Berserk. He acted as the CG Animation Producer for the Shenmue series. A list of his works can be found on his homepage at TaKe-Y Inc. 


The hall was buzzing with excitement from the fans.


 The talk session was a big hit!


 The autograph line was huge!


At one with the pen...


 Photo break during a working lunch with the new Shenmue III team members. 好吃!Tasty!


Survey Responses Update

Game development for your survey responses is underway. The official cutoff for survey responses regarding game development and reward manufacturing was September 30th, however, there have been some backers who afterwards updated their responses. The dev team will do their best to get in changes to those responses updated after the cutoff, however we cannot make any promises with our tight development schedule.

January 6th, 2019 will be the final day for survey response updates. After that, we will no longer be accepting survey response updates. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. 

*Please note that the above relates to game development and reward manufacturing survey responses. Shipping address information may be changed at any time through your survey up until shipping begins.


2019 is upon us!

2019 is the year of destiny for Shenmue III. Everyone has waited so long, and at last, this will be the year Shenmue III delivers!

There will be plenty of events with lots to unveil this coming year, and we hope everyone will hang in there with us just a little longer until August 27th.


Thank you all again! Have a wonderful holidays and New Year!



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Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better  

Memory: 4 GB RAM  

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better (DirectX 11 card & VRAM 2GB Required)  

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Network: Broadband internet connection  

Storage: 100 GB available space  

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    1. Missing avatar

      Drew on

      I'm happy everything is going well. I just wish you didn't have TenCent as a partner given some of their questionable connections, especially given the mobile game "Clap For Xi" was released by them.

    2. Charamy Vicoy on

      Shenmue III coming out on my birthday? Best present ever!

    3. Bowl0l on

      Let backers choose the region of their games. Why do you decide the game's region based on shipping address?
      I don't want my country's rubbish region...

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      - on

      @Octavio Jesus Arredondo Orihuela - No, it doesn't mean that the game is finished. Distribution deals are drawn up in advance of a project completing. We are in the later stages though, now that the game is going through localisation. A lot will be happening over the coming months, but the game isn't *done* just because they're getting release plans worked out.

      @Ari Tomi Stenberg - Same as above. It's preparatory work for the launch in 2019, though the Chinese version will apparently come later than the current August release date.

      @Carlos Bizyk - Some games aren't revealed until barely above half a year before release (see Resident Evil 7 and the upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake). YSNET doesn't have that luxury as this is a Kickstarter, and we have already seen how games media can twist unfinished pre-release footage to attack a project. They said at the end of this update there are lots of things planned for 2019, so just sit tight for a while longer. You will get your gameplay when it is time.

    5. Ari Tomi Stenberg on

      So the game is ready, already?

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      Carlos Bizyk on

      Anyone else concerned that this game is 9 months away and we have not seen a hint of gameplay. I'm concerned, given the budget, we'll be left with nothing but a demo with 5 hours of CG story telling.

    7. Cody Welch on

      How can I check my kickstarter survey?

    8. Changed man on

      How long does it take to show actual gameplay. I fed up with this project

    9. Octavio Jesus Arredondo Orihuela on

      and this update means that the game is already finished and they are starting to distribute it in different parts of the world. I am from Cancun contributes or I belong to Mexico to me as I would send it kickstarter by postal service or when the game would come out I do not know much information respect and thank you very much for making this dream come true we all contribute

    10. Adam Clark on

      The game really is coming. Can't believe we are entering the year that Shenmue III comes out.
      Looks like the game is in full swing, glad to hear that you can change your shipping address before they shipping starts.

      2019 is going to bean interesting year.

    11. Amy on

      Thanks for the update, the new drawing is really cute! Wishing the Shenmue team the best for the new year :)

    12. Bule on

      Thanks for the video link, Joel!

    13. JoelRT on

      This wonderful person at shenmue_guide posted a video of the talk. No English, however.
      【シェンムー】核聚变 Tour 2018 鈴木裕さんらによるトークセッション…

    14. Magnus Nystrom on

      Don't be afraid to delay it again if needed! We can wait!

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      Hazuki00 on

      Best wishes for all the people is involved in Shenmue 3 and for all the fans!

      Keep up the good work!

    16. Beh Kok Seng

      I’m curious to know if there are two versions of Shenmue 3 in Asia, Chinese version and English version? I prefer the English version for Asia under Hong Kong distribution. Otherwise US version for me.

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      - on

      Happy Holidays. Looking forward to seeing what comes in 2019.

    18. Bule on

      I like how Yu is doing a crafty '3' handsign in that final photo :)