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Shenmue III Launch Trailer Released

Shenmue III Launch Trailer Released - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 November 2019 / 1,059 Views

Publisher Deep Silver and developer Ys Net have released the launch trailer for Shenmue III, which is called "The Story Goes On..."

View it below:


Here is an overview of the game:

The brainchild of award-winning game director, Yu Suzuki, Shenmue is commonly known as one of the most ambitious game projects in history, which captured the imagination of players from around the world. Shenmue established the open-world format for action RPG games. An awe-inspiring world with an immersive story, featuring cinematic sequences, a realistic fighting system, and entertaining mini-games, Shenmue garnered acclaim and adoration all over the world.

Shenmue III sees the eagerly anticipated continuation of the epic story-driven saga. Take control of Ryo Hazuki, a teenage martial artist, determined to unravel the mystery behind his father's murder and to exact revenge on the killer.

Explore a vibrant, colourful open world, meet intriguing characters and endeavour on a cinematic adventure which will take you further into enemy territory and deeper into the mystery of the Phoenix Mirror.

Shenmue III will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC on November 19, 2019.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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28 Comments

Spike0503 (on 13 November 2019)

I never got around to playing this series but I hope the fans get a worthwhile ending. There's nothing that sucks more than a crap ending to an otherwise good story.


deskpro2k3 (on 13 November 2019)

IGN 6/10 "It has everything fans wanted"


Zenos (on 13 November 2019)

You don't need my money Suzuki - you have Epic cash after all.


shikamaru317 (on 13 November 2019)

Yu Suzuki wasn't responsible for that, the publisher, Deep Silver, was. Yu actually seemed very unhappy about the Epic exclusivity when somebody asked him about it in an interview.


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Zenos (on 13 November 2019)

Are we to believe he had no hand in this? The publisher went over his head without informing him? Wouldn't that mean that he handed control over to Deep Silver, which signifies massive incompetence and lack of care to the series?


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shikamaru317 (on 13 November 2019)

Yu doesn't own the IP, Sega does. They allowed him to use the IP and kickstart the game. Sega didn't want to spend money to publish the game themselves, so Yu had to find another publisher, and he chose Deep Silver. Then Deep Silver went and decided to make it Epic Store exclusive on PC for 1 year.


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Hynad (on 13 November 2019)

A broken record...


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Zenos (on 13 November 2019)

So he chose the publisher and gave them enough control to make a decision like that. Not sure why you want to take away his responsibility about the state of his project. Suzuki himself was the person who announced the Epic exclusivity at E3.

Nothing here changes my statement though - since he has Epic cash, he doesn't need my money.


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deskpro2k3 (on 13 November 2019)

You care more about EGS than Shenmue, and its story? wtf, can someone help me understand this shit?


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Tridrakious (on 14 November 2019)

Honestly the fans that helped kickstart the game are the people Yu is focused on the most. He needed a publisher to make distribution bigger, Deep Silver stepped in and it was their decision to work out the deal with Epic.

I support the Epic Games Store, in part, due to how childish people from Steam is. Competition is great,


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Zenos (on 14 November 2019)

@deskpro2k3 I care about broken promises. The people who funded the project were promised a Steam release only for Suzuki to sell out for Epic exclusivity. When a developer disrespects their audience and especially their backers like this I'm not willing to support them.


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Zenos (on 14 November 2019)

@Tridrakious "Honestly the fans that helped kickstart the game are the people Yu is focused on the most." - which is why he lied to them? The Steam logo was on the Kickstarter.

I don't mind EGS, it's the developers who go for their exclusivity deals I have a problem with.


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deskpro2k3 (on 14 November 2019)

@Zenos "I care about broken promises" Okay so you care more about that than the game itself. Oh well, it's your lost not mine. People that funded the game (Like my myself, a Shenmue fan) care about the game. I don't feel disrespected, I'm getting exactly what I funded on kickstarter, "Shenmue 3". period.


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Zenos (on 14 November 2019)

@deskpro2k3 Yes, I do care when a project made on the good will of the fans screws over a large portion of those fans. Also you don't represent all people who supported the project especially those who requested refunds after the whole debacle.


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deskpro2k3 (on 14 November 2019)

@Zenos show me some data of that large portion of "fans" that felt screwed over. Steam fans =/= Shenmue fans.


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Zenos (on 14 November 2019)

@deskpro2k3 so now you define everybody who rightfully asked for refunds as not a fan. How convenient. As for data you may have to ask Suzuki how many people did so.


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Tridrakious (on 14 November 2019)

If you backed the game, you're still getting the game. Nothing is stopping you from getting the game. Shenmue 3 is still coming. If you wanted a PC release when you backed it back in 2015, then you're still getting a PC release.


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Zenos (on 14 November 2019)

@Tridrakious so if they promised that this game was going to be released on the PS4, but then sold out to a 1-year exclusivity deal with Xbox - would you find this acceptable? Also as I said before the Steam logo was there from the inception of the Kickstarter.


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deskpro2k3 (on 14 November 2019)

@Zenos Hey you claim there is a "large portion" that got screwed over (Steam fans). I'm asking you where you get that info from.

How convenient it is to just download a free game client. Yes, that's how convenient it is to be a fan of the game.


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Zenos (on 14 November 2019)

@deskpro2k3 I'm getting that info based on the fact that Steam has about 90% of the PC gaming market and there was enough outrage for YS and Epic to start issuing refunds. For the numbers you may want to request them yourself.

So in order to be a fan of the game you have to go for an inferior storefront with multiple known issues and conveniently forget the fact that they lied about bringing the game to Steam? Interesting new definition. I wonder what the next one will be.


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Hynad (on 14 November 2019)

Common outrage culture specimen...


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deskpro2k3 (on 14 November 2019)

@Zenos ok so you're speculating on the scale of the "outrage". Refunds was always part of the plan by the way. Well I'm going to have fun when the game comes out, too bad for you though.


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Zenos (on 14 November 2019)

@deskpro2k3 "Refunds was always part of the plan by the way." - sure they were. Are you interested in purchasing a bridge?

"Well I'm going to have fun when the game comes out, too bad for you though." - please do. I will remain true to my principles and not support developers, who disrespect their audience and lie.


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Tridrakious (on 14 November 2019)

That's not even a correct comparison. The pledge offered a PC release. You would still get a PC release. You're just not happy that it's coming in a EGS wrapper instead of a Steam wrapper.

You. Are. Still. Getting. A. PC. Release.


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Zenos (on 14 November 2019)

@Tridrakious That wasn't a comparison, that was a question for you. Would you be OK if they did that type of exclusivity deal?

By the same logic with the above exclusivity deal you are still getting a console release.

I'm repeating myself, but they promised a Steam release when they launched the campaign. I'm not happy that they went back on their word. If they said from the get go that this will be an Epic exclusive I would have no issues with that.


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Tridrakious (on 15 November 2019)

Sounds like a tantrum. They didn't say Steam specifically, they stated "Windows PC Copy"

They did however state PS4. So had they changed that to Xbox One, I'd be okay with that too. I prefer console and have all three. So I'd be fine, because I'm getting a game that I've eagerly anticipated for several years.


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Tridrakious (on 15 November 2019)

Sounds like a tantrum. They didn't say Steam specifically, they stated "Windows PC Copy"

They did however state PS4. So had they changed that to Xbox One, I'd be okay with that too. I prefer console and have all three. So I'd be fine, because I'm getting a game that I've eagerly anticipated for several years.


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Zenos (on 15 November 2019)

@Tridrakious I'm not the one doing double posts, so the tantrum is on your side, I'm afraid.

The game was announced in 2015. The Epic store launched last year. You do the maths of what a "Windows PC Copy" means during the time of backing, considering Steam had 90% of the PC market.

So at least you are not a hypocrite, but you understand what I'm getting at. If somebody was promised a PS4 copy because that's his console of choice only to be swindled 3 years later they are entitled to a refund.


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