Shenmue 3’s first teaser trailer shows off the characters and game world, though some fans are complaining about its poor graphics and facial animations.
Deep Silver confirms that it will serve as the international publishing partner for both the physical and digital editions of Shenmue 3 when the long-awaited sequel launches next year.
Sega Europe’s executive vice president of publishing John Clark openly states that the video game company is ‘actively pursuing’ HD remasters of Shenmue.
Shenmue 3 developer Ys Net teases a few new characters for the game, and also hints at its plans during the forthcoming gaming conference, gamescom 2017.
Shenmue 3 project director Yu Suzuki releases a new update video on Kickstarter, announcing that Shenmue 3 will be delayed well after its target launch date of December 2017.
In a progress report, developer Ys Net announces that Shenmue 3 will not be present at E3 2017, and previews of a new character in development for the game.
Shenmue 3 director Yu Suzuki shares his thoughts on the challenges of creating an engaging story in a game that might take players 30 hours or more to complete.
According to a reported source from Atlus USA, there is supposedly a Shenmue and Shenmue 2 HD Remaster currently in the works and are both scheduled for a 2017 launch.
Sega of Europe registers a pair of online domain names that tease the possibility of the original Shenmue games being remastered for current-generation consoles.
Shenmue series creator Yu Suzuki reveals when PC gamers can pre-order Shenmue 3, and also gives an update on the long-awaited game’s development progress.
Developer Ys Net takes to Shenmue 3’s Kickstarter page to update fans on the game’s progress, and releases some brand new screenshots of the forthcoming open world title.
Fresh screenshots from Shenmue 3 appear online, showing new environments and looks at the characters in the forthcoming entry of the beloved franchise.
Shenmue III developed Ys Studio opts to not give PayPal ‘slacker backers’ Kickstarter rewards, despite backers voting they deserve rewards for contributing.
Yu Suzuki, the creator of the Shenmue series, teases that the upcoming Shenmue 3 may make its way onto Microsoft’s Xbox One, despite the deal in place with Sony.
Shenmue director Yu Suzuki indicates that the upcoming third game in the series will not have a 60 FPS framerate, citing the game’s crowdfunded budget as the cause.
The Kickstarter funding campaign for Shenmue 3 concludes at $5,553,470 in total funds, making Shenmue 3 the most successful video game project in Kickstarter history.
Ys Net releases the first teaser trailer for Shenmue 3 just in time for the Kickstarter campaign’s final days. The project is currently at $5 million.