Developer Ys Net Secures Publisher for Shenmue 3’s Global Release

After reaching an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign that awarded Ys Net well over $6 million dollars in funds with the help of almost 70,000 backers, the developer finally secured a publisher for their global debut of Shenmue 3. From the publisher of games like the latest Agents of Mayhem to Saints Row IV, Dead Island, Metro Exodus, and many others comes Deep Silver to bring the glory of Japanese games to the West. In fact, Yu Suzuki, the director Shenmue III and CEO of Ys Net expresses how happy he is to see the partnership between the two:

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.”

According to Deep Silver’s website, as well as the Kickstarter page for Shenmue 3, it has been confirmed that the game will release exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PC. It will be available in both physical and digital form. Even Florian Hunzuker, Vice President of PlayStation’s Third Party Relations & Developer Technology Group shared a few words of his excitement for the next chapter in Ryo Hazuki’s adventures:

We are very excited for the continuation of Ryo Hazuki’s journey in Shenmue III, and are confident the game will deliver the story and gameplay PlayStation fans have been waiting for. The global partnership between Ys Net and Deep Silver will help realize Yu Suzuki’s vision for Shenmue III—we are thrilled to see his spirit of innovation materialize on PS4.”

An official release date has not been confirmed for Shenmue 3 as of yet, but it is planned for a release scheduled in the second half of 2018. Based on the two platforms the game is becoming available for, which version will you be purchasing? Are you hoping for a collector’s edition or will a physical copy suffice? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as they happen, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

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