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   developer      = [[Ys Net]]|
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   developer      = [[Neilo]], [[Ys Net]]|
 
   publisher      = [[Deep Silver]]|
 
   publisher      = [[Deep Silver]]|
 
   systems        = [[PlayStation 4]], [[Windows]]|
 
   systems        = [[PlayStation 4]], [[Windows]]|
 
   release        = November 19, 2019 |
 
   release        = November 19, 2019 |
   added_to_museum = PlayStation 4: July 17, 2015 |
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'''Shenmue III''' is the third game in the [[Shenmue series|''Shenmue'' series]]. It was partially funded by a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and had some advertisement provided by [[Sony]]. It is being developed by [[Ys Net]] and [[Nello]] and will be published by [[Deep Silver]] for [[PlayStation 4]], and [[Windows]], in 2019.
 
'''Shenmue III''' is the third game in the [[Shenmue series|''Shenmue'' series]]. It was partially funded by a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and had some advertisement provided by [[Sony]]. It is being developed by [[Ys Net]] and [[Nello]] and will be published by [[Deep Silver]] for [[PlayStation 4]], and [[Windows]], in 2019.

Latest revision as of 18:15, 11 October 2019

Shenmue III cover.jpg
Shenmue III
Developer Neilo, Ys Net
Publisher Deep Silver
Systems PlayStation 4, Windows
Released November 19, 2019
Added to
Museum
Windows (digital, Epic): July 17, 2015
PS4 (physical): July 17, 2015

Shenmue III is the third game in the Shenmue series. It was partially funded by a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and had some advertisement provided by Sony. It is being developed by Ys Net and Nello and will be published by Deep Silver for PlayStation 4, and Windows, in 2019.

Plot

A Japanese teenager named Ryo Hazuki travels further within China on his search for the man who killed his father.

Playable games

At Hi-Tech Land Panda, you can play arcade games.

  • Excite QTE 3 - button pressing quick-time-event game
  • Highway Star - electro-mechanical car racing game
  • Nice Golf - driving range golf game
  • Whack-a-Mole

There are also bars, gambling parlors and stores where you can play wood cutting, turtle racing, Lucky Hit pachinko, and Roll it on top dice, train in martial arts via a mu ren zhuang wooden dummy, drive forklifts, and collect capsule toys.

Development

The development and marketing cost of Shenmue was over 47 million dollars, which was the most expensive video game ever developed at the time. Although this cost also covered some of Shenmue II and groundwork for future titles, Sega did not recoup the cost. Sega later made a release on Xbox of Shenmue II in North America in 2002 and in Europe in 2003. When this also didn't help to alleviate the costs involved, the series was put on indefinite hold.

Yu Suzuki tried several avenues to raise funds for Shenmue III, including creating massively multiplayer online games set in the locations of the first two games. The first, Shenmue Online, announced in 2004, never materialized. After forming his own company, Ys Net, in 2008, while still remaining employed at Sega, Yu Suzuki began a new attempt at a Shenmue MMO in hopes that it would be popular enough to provide income to fund the series. Things didn't pan out that way, as Shenmue City was released in 2010 for mobile phones in Japan, but it was discontinued in 2011 after only a year of service.

Yu Suzuki tried the avenue of crowdfunding for Shenmue III through a Kickstarter campaign in 2015, and it became the fasted funded video game Kickstarter campaign up to that point. After the success of the Kickstarter campaign, it went into full development by Ys Net and Nello, a studio whose chief executive Takeshi Harai, was the lead programmer on the first Shenmue. It is being partially funded through the Kickstarter campaign and will be published by Deep Silver. In addition, Sony helped with the marketing of the game.