Shenmue III Release Date Delayed Three Months to November

Published: June 3, 2019 6:51 PM /


Shenmue III Release Date Delayed To November 19

Shenmue III Director Yu Suzuki and publisher Deep Silver have posted an update on Kickstarter to announce a delay for the highly anticipated open-world action-adventure game. As we reported last August, the developer had originally announced an August 27, 2019 release date for the game. Now it has been delayed to November 19. Yu Suzuki explains the reasons for the delay in a short and simple message.

Whilst almost ready, the game simply needs a little more refinement before being truly finished.

We feel that the extra time we have will help us deliver the true Shenmue experience players around the world deserve!

We thank you for your patience and understanding,

The update also includes the game's minimum system requirements for the PC version, which are exactly the same shown in last year's announcement of a release date.
  • Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7×64, Windows 8×64, Windows 10×64 (64-bit OS Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better (DirectX 11 card & VRAM 2GB Required)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband internet connection
  • Storage: 100 GB available space
  • Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Additional Info: Requires Steam Client to activate.
  • "The game is currently in development so system requirements may change without notice. We thank you for your understanding."
Shenmue I & II are now available for PC and consoles. If you haven’t yet experienced this action-adventure saga, you might be interested to try them out. You can purchase Shenmue I & II in a bundle on Steam and on the Humble Store for the PC, or on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 4 at the price of $29.99, or your regional equivalent.

You can stay up to date with Shenmue III on Kickstarter, Facebook, Twitter, or the official website.

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Richard Costa
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