Director Yu Suzuki, and his team at Ys Net, have been steadily working on Shenmue III since the conclusion of its massive Kickstarter campaign in 2015. With two years of progress under their belt, the developer is finally ready to unveil the game’s first teaser trailer this week at Gamescom.
In addition to giving fans their first look at Ryo Hazuki’s next adventure, Ys Net has also signed a deal with Deep Silver to publish Shenmue III on the PC and PS4. The game will be available as both a digital download and a physical retail release in Summer/Fall 2018.
“Shenmue is one of a few game franchises that have historical value whilst continuing to ignite passion amongst gamers. We are delighted to have signed this publishing partnership and look forward to utilizing our global publishing network to maximize the potential of this highly-anticipated game,” said Klemens Kundratitz, the CEO of Deep Silver.
“I am very pleased to secure this global partnership with Deep Silver, which is comprised of incredible men and women who have a deep passion for bringing Japanese titles to the rest of the world,” added Yu Suzuki “Throughout this process, Deep Silver has expressed a deep passion for Japanese games, the Shenmue franchise, and its fans… this gives me further confidence in Shenmue III and that we have found the best partner possible.”
Shenmue III’s teaser trailer has been embedded above for your viewing pleasure.