It’s been a long time coming but fans of her series are going to have wait until 2019 to get their hands on Shenmue 3.
Deep Silver has pushed back the game’s release until 2019 to polish the game and give it a solid release window. The brief statement reads:
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.
There was a further comment on the release date change from Yu Suzuki:
To all of our backers, we are very sorry for the delay. After much discussion with our partners, Deep Silver, we have concluded that extending the release will allow us to deliver Shenmue III at its best. We promise to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue III.
We cannot thank you enough for your enduring support.