Publisher Deep Silver and developer Ys Net have delayed Shenmue III from its previously announced August 27 release date to November 19th 2019, the companies announced. It will be available for PlayStation 4 and PC.
“Whilst almost ready, the game simply needs a little more refinement before being truly finished,” the companies said in a statement. “We feel that the extra time we have will help us deliver the true Shenmue experience players around the world deserve.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Deep Silver:
“Play as Ryo Hazuki, an 18-year-old Japanese martial artist hellbent on avenging his father’s death.
In this third installment of the epic Shenmue series, Ryo seeks to solve the mystery behind the Phoenix Mirror, an artifact sought after by his father’s killer. His journey takes him to an immersive representation of rural China, brimming with activity and surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
Ryo’s adventure leads him to towns and mountain villages where he can further his training, try his hand at gambling, play arcade games, and work part-time jobs while investigating those who know truth behind the Phoenix Mirror.”