"Today at Gamescom 2018, Deep Silver and Ys Net announced that Shenmue III will launch on August 27, 2019 on the PlayStation 4 and PC."
OMG what a day for Shenmue fans. Is this real ?? or am i dreaming ?
Stupid SEGA who didn't want to publish this.. trailer looks much better than i thought.. and 1year to go for some polish.
Let's not forget how Sega didn't want to release any Yakuza games in the west, like Yakuza 1-2 HD for PS3 (even though they already have the translation). And still no news about Binary Domain 2, even though first Binary Domain was, like, one of the best shooters. At least now Sega is getting better, it seems like, releasing all Yakuza games and even bringing new Fist of the North Star to Europe and United States.
Stat Would love another binary domain such a underrated game
And they are bringing games to pc
Dunno if they're stupid for it. It'd be a risky game to publish IMO. Especially since there hasn't been any historical sales on the series in a very long time. Sadly, nostalgic popularity that may seem high within a community, doesn't always translate to sales. Granted, they could have tested the waters with the remaster a long time ago. I think the last one they had was a port on the 360, and it was digital only, at a time when digital was still pretty new to consoles. In any case, they got licensing fees without having to do anything for it, and got enough free promotion for their HD remaster that they made out pretty good in the end. I'm curious how well the remaster will do. I got my copy today.
Man I'm excited for this game. I'm so glad to see the original art design has remained the same instead of going more modern and chasing realism. What a day for Shenmue fans.
With the collection launching today this was the perfect day to announce this. I backed this game three years ago and I can't wait until this time next year to finally play it.
I'm with you there man. I'm so happy that there is so much positivity surrounding the franchise right now. Feels like we've gone back in time.
I backed it too, and I hate kickstarter projects. But I also knew they had a real publisher behind it which was going to do most of the funding, so that alone made it less risky, and I knew the dev has been trying to make this game for years and was committed to seeing his vision through. That's not something I really get from most kickstarters.
I think im gonna cry, i've been waiting this trailer for 20 years
It's a big improvement from the last time I saw it, they have nailed the look of the world and characters.
Just wait we are a year away it's only going to get better Yu Suzuki is a legend and needs to get the recognition because his games were ahead of their time
Yeah, every time they show it, you can see the improvements. And the good thing is, each time, it's not the latest build so the game already looks better than the stuff they're showing us. Can't wait to see some proper gameplay, hopefully not too long from now.
Now that’s what I’m talking about. It’s gonna be great to play this trilogy right to the end.
The series is likely not over after 3, so it will be more than a trilogy.
Don’t know why people disagreed with you, this franchise was suppose to go to 5-6 games
Giga These games were ahead of their times and gamers from those days have all grown up and a lot of them are giving these older games a chance and realizing how much they missed I think there is a huge fanbase for these type of games
Can’t wait...but that trailer was too short though
Pretty brave to announce the release date over a year in advance. Is there a particular reason they're aiming for that date or something?
Probably to give fans and themselves something to look forward to Fans have a date to cling to The devs now more than ever have pressure to deliver on date (And I guess they feel this will give them motivation?)
That's probably when they feel it'll be ready. The publisher likely determined the date. The announcement is probably because the remasters released today, so it helps to promote the remasters, and the remasters help promote S3. On top of that, a year out really isn't that far ahead in these announcements. Its only pretty recently that people started fussing about it being 2-3 years before release.
Eh, it is pretty dang far out for a Kickstarter project, which are notorious for getting delayed. Heck, I'd say that even most larger projects, outside of big franchise projects from EA, Ubisoft, or Activision, get delayed.
I haven't been following this game because I haven't played the originals yet but I like the vibes. I'll definitely check out the collection first though. Hopefully deep silver has given the dev team enough of a budget so Yu Suzuki can create the game he envisioned.
Same, i've known of them, and played the hell out the the xbox demo of 2, but never actually played any of the full games. It's been killing me since i picked up the Hd collection last night at a midnight release but won't even be able to put it into my PS4 for another 6hrs, IT'S TORTURE!
Nice same day as the shenmue 1 & 2 release.
Awesome glad I backed this
The trailer that justifies the loyalty of the minority of us who always made positive comments about Shenmue III
Great! but i still think the character models were better in the originals. Lan Di's eyes were so cold and emotionless they send shivers down the spine.
I think these things will improve from now till release. They have a year to fix any bugs or glitches and to polish
there's always hope but to be honest i don't think the models will change. this is a fundamental part and could've been done from the start if they wanted but for some reason they decided not to.
MWH every trailer there are visible tweaks made to every character model shown, with a year left why would they not change any further?
I'm definitely buying this, but why does it look like a remastered PS2 game?
can you show me a PS2 remaster looking just almost as good as this?
Final Fantasy X / X-2 Final Fantasy XII Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 Collections Truthfully, in some instances, FFXII and some of KH2 look much better than this. I really am not trying to hate on this game, but I'm just saying the devs were either lazy or Sega did not have enough faith to properly fund this game.
Kami Don't just look at graphics wait for the final release. They have a year to polish
Probably because its not a very big budget game Or maybe to be true to the originals? Maybe a mixture of both
For those more privy to industry trends than even Ys Net and Deep Silver, the real announcement here is that August 27, 2019 is the LEAST likely date you can expect to get your hands on the game.
Some stuff animations there
What a suprise. Another negative comment from this guy.
Maybe, but as much as I hate to hate on this game because it does look fun, he isn't wrong. I think it had to do with lack of funding from Sega on this project. I hope this game becomes successful enough for another Shenmue game. Maybe Shenmue could be a reason to give the Yakuza series a break for a little while.
I wanted this game to wreck the PS2 when it lauched on DC (I had the DC and Shenmue btw had...too bad it didn’t
Yeah there's stuff in that trailer, and animations, and stuff. ;)
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Wow been waiting all these years, cant wait. On a side note unless Ryo learns some killer moves in Shenmue 3 theres no way hes ready for Lan DI yet. Also really hope our moves get carried over.
Today is a day of rejoice. After 15+ long years of fighting for this very moment. Shenmue III has an OFFICIAL release date. It brings joy to Dark Sniper's heart to say that if you want the full console experience of Shenmue III, you will be able to enjoy it exclusively on the PlayStation©4 Home Entertainment Terminal. It's refreshing to see that outside of that awful logo, Shenmue III remains true to Yu Suzuki's vision. Finally Ryo Hazuki WILL have his revenge on Lan Di and it will be great to knock that smug look on his face. Furthermore, it was awesome to see Ren of Heavens return in this trailer as well. With the Shenmue I and II re-releases out now, and only a year left to go for Shenmue III, we are literally seeing hell freeze over and Dark Sniper loves it. Once again YS, please change the logo. $niper
I share your excitement, but I'll be playing it on PC. Great times we're living in for sure.
I didnt even notice Ren was there till you mentioned it.
I was expecting a better looking game.
It doesn't even look bad, the surroundings look really nice. If you were expecting a AAA looking game then you have really unrealistic expectations. It looks really good for a crowdfunded project.
Amazing, just got the 1 and 2 set plus Yakuza 2 is out next week and hopefuly there will be Yakuza 3, 4, 5 and english versions of Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! and Shin Ryu ga Gotoku out while we are waiting.....yes I am a big Yakuza fan all thanks to Shenmue....now i am off to find some sailors
Yes, we need Ishin and Kenzan to come to the West. I also personally hope they'll bring the rest of the Yakuza games to the PC.
So far away
A FULL YEAR FROM NOW?! How can anyone be excited about this? We'll probably have PS5 information by then. Hard to be excited about this now. Want a Shenmue fix? Yakuza Kiwami 2 releases in like a week
OMG. PS5 may be announced by then. Once the next gen is announced, there won't be anything to look forward to for this gen. Oh the horror. Seriously though, people have been waiting for this game for almost 20 years now. PS5 or whatever is to come won't change their anticipation for this game, particularly since the dev seems to be making good progress. If one wants a shenmue fix right now, they can also get the remaster of 1 and 2 which released today.
Lan Di going to get these hands!
I like it, Ryo and Shenhua are still missing something with the way they look, especially Shenhua, but those are the only issues I have with it. Lan Di looks good and the surroundings look really nice, very much what I expected from a Shenmue game. I would have liked to see some gameplay, but now that it's got a release date, I'm sure we will see some as we get closer to that day.
The fact they are forced to make this isn't good.. I bet it will fail.
What do you mean forced? The creator is pretty much dying to finish the story.
Forced? LOL. I see you don't know anything about the history of this franchise. The creator of this game is a legendary game designer. Up there with Miyamoto. I mean, of all the legendary game designers in the world....the top two are Miyamoto and Yu Suzuki. Suzuki, the creator of such hits as Space Harrier, Out Run, After Burner, Daytona USA, pretty much every Virtua game in Sega's catalog, and of course Shenmue, has been trying to get this game made since the 2nd one released. After Sega bailed on continuing the series after their failure with the Dreamcast, he stayed at Sega for a few more years, then went on to do his own thing, always trying to find a publisher who would take on the series. He's been to pretty much every publisher he could find, and no one would fund it until he got the chance if he could show that there was interest in the game. Forced isn't what I'd call it. There was a video where it was finalized that it would get made, after the Kickstarter succeeded well beyond expectations, and he was obviously overjoyed that it was going to happen. Which is quite uncommon to see from a Japanese businessman who is giving a thank you message to his supporters.
I've never been so excited or relieved for such a far off release date.
Loved the games on Dreamcast. Somehow, playing them made me feel so calm... like at peace with myself and the world.
He finally met his Waifu
Shenmue himself looks like a shiny plastic doll so far