Deep Silver will publish Shenmue III

Ys Net has secured a deal with Deep Silver to publish Shenmue III in 2018. This is a surprising move, many thought it would be published by Sega.

Yu Suzuki, the creator of Shenmue and director of the third game, had this to say:

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.

It looks like we are going to get more information on the game during Gamescom next week.

I would love to see Shenmue I&II remastered for current consoles though that would be entirely up to Sega. Here’s to hoping it happens though!