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Shenmue III Will Be Released On August 27, 2019

Illustration for article titled iShenmue III/i Will Be Released On August 27, 2019

After a couple delays, Shenmue III has a new release date. It will be out on August 27, 2019 on the Windows and PS4. Hopefully.

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In June 2017, the game was delayed from December of that year to the first half of this year. Then, this past May, Shenmue III was once again delayed to 2019.

Shenmue III set a new Kickstarter record in 2015 after the game was announced during Sony’s E3 press conference.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

Why even announce a date now? You are a year out and as we’ve seen already, anything could happen.

Why not wait till you are three or fourth months away and give a date then.