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Gamescom 2018: Shenmue 3 release date announced in new trailer

There's no combat or exploration shown, but there's still a lot of time before launch.


Deep Silver released a new trailer today during Gamescom 2018, celebrating today's launch of Shenmue 1 & 2 remastered with the release date for Shenmue 3: August 27, 2019. This is a major step for the game's development and the in-engine footage looks solid, but there's still a lot to learn about the long-awaited sequel.

Beyond continuing Ryo Hazuki's investigation of his father's murder, the Shenmue 3 trailer carries this description:

"Players must explore the game's open world, searching for clues, examining objects and talking to non-player characters for information, taking them further into enemy territory, deeper into mystery, and even closer to their destiny."

As exciting as this news is, we still haven't seen any live gameplay from Shenmue 3. August 2019 is a long way away, so we have plenty of time to play through the remasters as we await more information on the game, but there are concerns. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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