Shenmue III Delayed Again, This Time Until November

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Shenmue III was originally supposed to be out at the end of 2017. Then the first half of 2018. Then August 2019. Now it’s being pushed back further, to November 19.

Yu Suzuki made the announcement earlier today on the game’s Kickstarter page, saying:

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!


You’ve all waited this long, guys, you can wait a few extra months.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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I’ve waited for more than a decade for this game. I could wait another 3 years if it meant a quality game. But my expectations are low since I replayed the the previous games last year. If Shenmue III doesn’t change the series formula then it will feel very aged for a 2019 game. Still though, it’s a wish come true that Shenmue III is actually releasing. Even if that wish was granted via a monkeys paw.