Shenmue 3 gameplay and release date debut at E3 2019

Yu Suzuki's upcoming adventure RPG Shenmue 3 got a new trailer and release date at E3 2019.


The long-awaited sequel to the Dreamcast series from creator Yu Suzuki made an appearance during the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019. Along with an all-new gameplay trailer, Suzuki himself presented the game’s official release date. Patient gamers will be able to get their hands on the next installment in the legendary series on November 19.

For those unfamiliar with Shenmue 3, check out the official synopsis from developer Ys Net:

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.

You can learn more about the news coming out of the PC Gaming Show 2019 and the other games featured at E3 2019 by heading over to our main event hub. To keep track of all the new video game release dates in 2019, make sure you check out our guide and don’t forget to follow Shacknews on Twitter for the latest real-time updates on all our content.

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