Shenmue 3 Release Date Confirms We Have One More Year to Wait

Shenmue 3 Release Date Confirms We Have One More Year to Wait

A brand-new trailer highlights the progress that's been made with the highly anticipated project.

Deep Silver has announced that Shenmue 3 will release August 27, 2019 for PC and PS4. The news comes alongside a brand new “The Prophecy” trailer, showing off some new gameplay, and story beats.

This marks the first concrete release date we’ve had for Shenmue 3, after it was announced at the PlayStation E3 Press Conference back in 2015. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting details on the game, which is a direct sequel to Shenmue 2.

The new trailer, titled “The Prophecy” gives us a better look at the riverside village that it is set in. It definitely oozes that trademark Shenmue jankiness, though it’s refreshing to see the series looking a touch more modern.

Shenmue 3 follows teenage martial-artist Ryo Hazuki as he arrives in the mountains of Guilin, China. It is very much being billed as a continuation of the story established in the first two games, and will not act as a conclusion to the series.

Remastered versions of Shenmue I and II release today, giving fans another chance to dip back into the quirky cult franchise. We’ll continue to bring you more info on Shenmue 3 as we get it.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

Related articles

Mega Man Battle Network's Creators Are Taking Note of Demand for Series Ports

You shouldn't set your expectations high for a sequel, though.

You may also like

"It Feels Like We Made 10 Games:" Kentucky Route Zero at the End of the Road

We talk with Cardboard Computer about the episodic structure of Kentucky Route Zero, Act 5's finale, and more.

The Warcraft 3 Reforged Interview: Blizzard on Keeping the Remake "Pure"

Instead of a more extensive overhaul, Warcraft 3: Reforged is about creating a remake that can exist alongside the original.

Fire Emblem is Nintendo's Hero in the Mobile Market While Mario Scrabbles for Scraps

Given Mario's enormous star power, why isn't he more lucrative in the mobile space?