Unsurprisingly, Shenmue 3 Isn't Releasing in 2018

By Laura Kate Dale on at

Announced back at E3 2015 as a Kickstarter project, Shenmue 3 is a big budget sequel to a niche series from a couple of decades ago, which nobody really expected to ever get another entry.

While earlier this year Shenmue 3 was stated to still be on track for a late 2018 release, an update yesterday was confirmed the game will now release in 2019.

According to Deep Silver, "the extra time will be used to polish the quality of the game even further, to the high standards it deserves and release the product in the best possible timeframe."

Shenmue 3's Kickstarter campaign passed its $2 million ( £1.5m) target the first day it was live, and ended up raising £4.7 million, making it the highest-funded video game on Kickstarter at the time.