Deep Silver Delays Shenmue 3 for PS4/PC Into 2019 for Additional Polishing

Shenmue 3 Delayed Again, Now Slated For 2019 Release

Shenmue 3 Delayed Again, Now Slated For 2019 Release

The one game not published by Deep Silver or THQ Nordic seeing a delay today is Indivisible, the follow-up to developer Lab Zero's successful action game Skullgirls.

Over the years, Shenmue fans have proven they're nothing if not patient. To be honest, if it means a better game at launch, we're all for it.

Let us know your thoughts on the further delay of Shenmue 3 in the comments!

With little information regarding the game having been revealed this year, many predicted that its release date would once again be delayed.


The game's Kickstarter campaign raised over $6 million U.S. with over 69,000 backers in July of 2015 and has been in development ever since. If there's an upside to this announcement, it's that we might see more from the game at E3 next month, so if you're looking forward the game, keep an eye out for a possible appearance. After much discussion with our partners, Deep Silver, we have concluded that extending the release will allow us to deliver Shenmue III at its best.

Shenmue III will have familiar elements from its predecessors and new fight mechanics to achieve a new level of interactive storytelling. That's why Shenmue 3 is now facing a delay, moving its release window to 2019.

Shenmue fans will at least be able to play the first two games in 2018 as SEGA will re-release Shenmue 1 and 2 for modern-day platforms (including the PC). Creator Yu Suzuki also apologized for the delay, promising "to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue 3".

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