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Shenmue III

The Long-Awaited Game Gets First Teaser Trailer
by Brian Shea on Aug 21, 2017 at 05:29 PM
Publisher: Deep Silver
Developer: Ys Net
Release: 2018
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: PlayStation 4

One of the biggest surprises of E3 2015 was Shenmue III. The game was announced on PlayStation's press conference stage and launched a massively successful Kickstarter campaign. In the time since the campaign ended, developer Ys Net has remained fairly quiet on the project. However, with recent news that Deep Silver is the game's publishing partner, things have picked up a little. Today, the developer released the first teaser trailer for the long-awaited sequel.

According to the video description, this trailer is taken from "a small slice of an in-development build of the game." While this tells us little about the story, it does offer a glimpse of the characters and settings of this third entry in the series that first came to North America in 2000 on Dreamcast.

You can see the teaser below.

The previous game in the series was released in North America in 2002 on the original Xbox. Shenmue III is expected to release during the second half of 2018 on PlayStation 4 and PC.

For more on Shenmue III, read our interview with series creator Yu Suzuki from when the game was first announced.

[Source: PlayStation on YouTube]