Deep Silver To Publish Shenmue III

by Jeff Cork on Aug 17, 2017 at 11:16 AM

Deep Silver has announced that it will be publishing Ys Net's upcoming game Shenmue III. The game's Kickstarter was announced onstage at Sony's 2015 E3 press conference, and it eventually raised more than $6 million.

The deal includes both physical and digital releases of the PlayStation 4 and PC game, which is currently planned to be released sometime in the second half of 2018.

For more on the game, take a look at our interview with director Yu Suzuki. And if you'd like to get up to speed on the series (but don't want to pick up a controller), be sure to watch our complete playthroughs of Shenmue and Shenmue II.


Our Take
I'm still curious to see if Shenmue III will end up being fun beyond its obvious nostalgia value. The original game was undeniably influential, but I'd argue that much of the game simply hasn't aged well.