Deep Silver and Ys Net are collaborating to publish the eagerly awaited Shenmue III.
The global publishing deal will cover both physical and digital editions of the title on PlayStation 4 and PC. It's scheduled for release sometime in the second half of 2018.
“Shenmue is one of a few game franchises that have historical value whilst continuing to ignite passion across gamers. We are delighted to have signed this publishing partnership and look forward to utilizing our global publishing network to maximize the potential of this highly anticipated game,” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media/Deep Silver.
The director of Shenmue III and CEO of Ys Net, Yu Suzuki, added, “I am very pleased to secure this global partnership with Deep Silver, which is comprised of incredible men and women who have a deep passion for bringing Japanese titles to the rest of the world. Throughout this process, Deep Silver has expressed a deep passion for Japanese games, the Shenmue franchise and its fans—this gives me further confidence in Shenmue III and that we have found the best partner possible.”
Suzuki will be attending Gamescom to participate in two "meet and greet" sessions with fans.
The Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue III raised over $6 million and broke 2 Guinness World Records. The game is currently in development by Ys Net and is being worked on by many of the original team members.
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