The saga of the development of Shenmue 3 continues, as more time passes and the release of this long-awaited game is still in the distance. While it was revealed earlier this year that the game would finally launch in August 2019, this announcement still left many skeptical that the developers would meet this launch date.
Now a new Kickstarter update has been released for the game, and the developer reaffirms the August 2019 release. Ys Net said the following:
“It’s been a while since the last update. The final numbers for the funding and backer totals across all the campaigns are in, so we wanted to share those with you today (Backers: 81,087 Funding Total: $7,179,510). Quite an impressive score, isn’t it!? Seeing the final numbers, all of us here can’t help but feel all over again the immensity of the support everyone has given to make this project come true! Thank you! There are now less than 10 months left until the release date on August 27, 2019! Everyone on the team is giving it all they got every day in the run-up to the release, and we hope we can continue to count on your support.”
Shenmue 3 is in development for PlayStation 4 and PC, and is set to release for both platforms in August 2019. We’ll bring you more information as details on a specific release date are revealed.