Back in August 2018, we reported that Shenmue III will be coming this year. Now, it appears that this newest entry to the franchise will be longer than its precursors. According to a Shenmue Dojo forum post, the game is going to be a “multi-week” adventure, whereas its creator, Yu Suzuki, mentioned the first and second entries to be “single-week” games.
This information, of course, could be false since the translation was done with machine translation, which isn’t always the most reliable. Nevertheless, if it is true, we could be looking a vastly longer game.
The same post also made note of other information, such as side quests. According to the post, side quests are tied more to the story then the first to. This feature was something the team over at Sega AM2 wanted to do with its originals, but the technology wasn’t there at the time.
Shenmue III will release August 27, 2019, on the PS4 and PC.
What do you think? Are you excited to see how this game goes? Do you think it will succeed?