Deep Silver and Ys Net haven announced their collaboration to publish YsNet’s forthcoming, long awaited game Shenmue III.
The global publishing deal will cover the release exclusively on PlayStation 4 and PC, both physical and digital versions. The current release date is scheduled for the second half of 2018.
“Shenmue is one of a few game franchises that have historical value whilst continuing to ignite passion across gamers. We are delighted to have signed this publishing partnership and look forward to utilizing our global publishing network to maximize the potential of this highly anticipated game,” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media/Deep Silver.
Yu Suzuki, the director of Shenmue III and CEO of Ys Net added, “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.”
“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,” said Florian Hunziker, Vice President of PlayStation’s Third Party Relations & Developer Technology Group. “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.”
Industry legend, Yu Suzuki, will be attending Gamescom 2017 to attend two “Meet & Greet” in the public area Hall 9.1 Stand B011/C010, Wednesday evening 18:30-19:30, and Thursday noon 12:30-13:30.