Shenmue 3 release date set

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Shenmue 1 and 2 come out on PC today (read Andy's review here (opens in new tab))—and to mark the occasion, publisher Deep Silver has announced a release date for Shenmue 3 (opens in new tab) of August 27, 2019.

We also get a new story trailer, which you can view above: it doesn't give much away, but I'm itching to explore some of the environments it shows off. The game will continue teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki's mission to find his father's killer.

Shenmue 3, which ran the richest video Kickstarter campaign of all time (opens in new tab), was initially due to release in the second half of this year, but in May it was delayed until 2019 (opens in new tab).

Despite hitting $7 million, The crowdfunding campaign continues and the stretch goals—including expanded areas, new jobs and new mini-games—go all the way up to $11 million.

If you're interested, here's Shenmue 3's system requirements (opens in new tab) and some screenshots (opens in new tab)

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.