We have some sad news for fans of Shenmue. If you’ve been waiting for Shenmue III, you’ll have to take a deep breath and temper your enthusiasm. This long-awaited third game in the classic series has been delayed again. I know. We always hate it when that happens. Especially when it is a title that has already been delayed. Ryo Hazuki is now expected to return on November 19th.
Creator and director Yu Suzuki and publisher Deep Silver said while Shenmue III is almost done, “the game simply needs a little more refinement before being truly finished.” The crowdfunding campaign for the sequel happened way back in 2015, and the game was initially supposed to arrive in December of 2017. The release was pushed back until the second half of 2018, and then again to August 27th before this latest delay. Let’s hope that it is good to go on this date.
At least this time, the delay is just a few months instead of a year or more. So it really does seem like it is nearly here after a terribly long wait. Clearly Suzuki’s Ys Net team is getting closer to finally getting Shenmue III ready for PS4 and PC this time.