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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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Reboot Develop 2019!

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)

Hello Everyone,

Yu Suzuki recently attended the Reboot Develop 2019 game developers conference held in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

In this update, we'll show you some of the images featured at the conference.

You can watch Twich live stream here! (around 47m30s)

Walking along the stall-filled harbor in "Chobu".

Here you can see the Prize Exchange Area and the Pawn Shop.

This is a Pawn Shop owner.

Here you can sell or trade items in your inventory.

Tokens and items can be exchanged at the Prize Exchange Area!

This is an explanation of how the game cycle works.

Tokens you've won at games are exchanged for prizes.

You can earn cash by selling prizes at the Pawn Shop.

The video arcade. Check out the retro games!

Ryo gets a Forklift job again!

Weekly Famitsu is showcasing the forklift for the very first time! So...who is in for a ride?

This update was mostly just pictures, but we hope you enjoyed it nonetheless!

We appreciate your continued support!

---------- General Information ----------

Choosing your PS4 region

Your PS4 region will be decided with your "Country" selection. Please note, if the disc region differs from PS4 system region, the unit itself, PlayStation™Network online services or DLC may not function properly. 

System Requirements for PC Version


OS: Windows 7x64, Windows 8x64, Windows 10x64 (64-bit OS Required)

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)

DirectX: Version 11

Network: Broadband internet connection

Storage: 100 GB available space

Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Additional Info: Requires Steam Client to activate.

*Game is currently in development so system requirements may change without notice. We thank you for your understanding.

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    1. varsas just now

      @Tommy Lau: All backers do get to select the region. It's part of the survey you completed.

    2. Tommy Lau 1 day ago

      Please let all backer select the PS4 game region by ourselves. We should have this right.

    3. Yourtime on

      Did you just link us the kickstarter page?

    4. Troy Meredith on

      Just noticed Shenmue III is up for Pre-Order on Square Enix's online store. I definitely missed that news.

    5. David Curameng on

      Thanks for the update! Side note: I did not get this update via e-mail? :/

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      Elyssa Kornienko

      Looking good. Hope you guys make the August date.

    7. Patrick SAYET

      is it possible to get a refund?

    8. Brandon Gibbs on

      Hey nice work so far. Keep it up!

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      - on

      Don't forget to put the screens on in high quality. Kickstarter doesn't display the images even in 720p.

    10. ShenmueFan on

      Looking great! Can't wait for august.

    11. Amy on

      It's looking great! Looking forward to exploring this game.

    12. Lee Donagh on

      Love it! ❤️👍

    13. Bradley Phillips on

      The game is looking amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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      riddick snipes on

      OMG it looks amazing.
      Look at the detail on that banana!
      Great job guys. I cant wait to get fully immersed into it when it arrives.

    15. Jason Walsh on

      The game looks so good! I can't wait to get my hands on it. Well done to Yu and the team.

    16. Bule on

      Yeeeeaaaaahh, forklifts!

    17. Mantis on

      Don't join Epic! Rumour has it that the real CEO is called Lan Di! Stick with the good guys and bring Shenmue III to Steam.


      Beautiful progress. Shenmue III is on the way to being a timeless masterpiece. Keep refining towards the finish line!! Almost there!!!

    19. Gary G on

      Wow this is looking better than I was thinking it would look :)

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      Sean Machan on

      I am loving the way this is looking! Sticking to the series roots it looks like, excellent! I am so stoked for this.

    21. FatBatCat on

      I’m having concerns from recent controversies over exclusivity. I personally will be playing on PS4, but I’m still curious if there will be a surprise announcement involving Epic Games or is it only available on Steam?

    22. Bowl0l on

      @Ys Net
      May I know why no action is taken regarding adding region selection in

      My last reply from
      Oscar & the Shenmue III Team
      is January 8, 2019. Could you at least inform backers that you will be offering a method to change game region in the update, just to acknowledge what Oscar promised in the message to me?

      Or that was just pure BS?

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      Paul Kratt on

      I love the new screenshots, everything is coming together nicely.

      Note for anyone who hasn't paid attention to news outside of the kickstarter updates that "Chobu" is a translation that resulted from going from Chinese -> Japanese -> English and the final game may call it "Niaowu" in English instead. Some recent articles from the past month have used the Niaowu translation instead.

    24. Brandon Hill on

      Im still having a hard time believing that this is finally coming to fruition, but it looks amazing. I look forward to playing the long awaited sequel to one of the best game experiences Ive ever had.

    25. Christian Pokrywka on

      Looking amazing! Keep up the great work!

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      Charles vieira on

      Any word on when trial version will be available

    27. Davis Bailey on

      Forkliftan' collectan'
      Yeah baby, it's Shenmue.

    28. Mark Lawrence on

      I'm going to try to pawn everything just to see the offers. Maybe a funny response from an odd item for a nice easter egg?

    29. Don Reba on

      > Ryo gets a Forklift job again!

      Best news yet!

    30. Abdul Rohman on

      Looks ready gameplay-wise =) Thank Yu

    31. Charlie Steward on

      Looking great! Can’t wait to finally dig in!

    32. Nima Zeighami on

      Thank you. You’re bringing my dreams to life. This is what I’ve wanted for 15 years since I was a kid.