Shenmue III Game's 1st Teaser Trailer Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
PS4/PC game slated for 2nd half of 2018

The official PlayStation YouTube channel began streaming the first teaser video for Shenmue III on Monday. The video description says the trailer is built from an in-development build of the game.

The game was originally slated for release in December, but was pushed back to the second half of 2018. Deep Silver will publish the game. It is slated for release on PlayStation 4 and PC.

Director Yu Suzuki announced the Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign at the PlayStation E3 press conference in June 2015 with an initial goal of US$2 million. The campaign met that goal within nine hours of launching before adding stretch goals for the previous games' cinema shorts, subtitles in five languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese), rapport and skill tree systems, an expanded Baisha village setting, and five mini games.

Sega released the original Shenmue on its own Dreamcast platform in 1999, and released the Shenmue II sequel on the Dreamcast in 2001, and on the Microsoft Xbox in 2002. The series was originally planned as a trilogy. Sega stated in May 2016 that it is "investigating" an HD re-release of the first two games.

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