Shenmue III Now Available for Pre-Order on PC; New Screenshots and Development Update Released

on December 14, 2016 11:03 PM

We finally get some info on Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue III,  and they’re some juicy ones, directly from the game’s official website.

PC pre-orders are now available, and can be found here. Sales from the PC version will also help towards reaching the game’s stretch goals.

Whether you back for the PC version or the PS4 version, you’ll still be able to change your choice in the summer of 2017 via the backer survey that will ask you for your preference in rewards according yo your backer tier and for your data if you have physical products to be delivered.

On top of this, we also get an update on development, mentioning that the team is shifting its focus towards production and things are proceeding smoothly.

“R&D for various game elements is on course as the development team shifts its focus towards production. Main game scenarios are nearing completion, motion capture tests are well under way, and voicing tests with the cast have begun. Yu-san and the production staff are happy to say they are enjoying the work as they continue to diligently make progress on the mini-games, events, and battles.

“I have been absorbed in developing the game and I stay in the studio all night time to time. My life is all about Shenmue day and night.”-Yu Suzuki

The update also includes three work-in-progress screenshots, that you can enjoy below.

Shenmue III is scheduled for release in December 2017 for PS4 and PC, and has currently gathered $6,665,676 in crowd funding from 73,113backers.


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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.