Deep Silver has announced that it will be publishing Shenmue III by Ys Net for PC and PlayStation 4 globally.
Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media/Deep Silver said
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.
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.
Originally Kickstarted after being announced at Sony’s E3 2015 press event, the campaign secured over $6.3 million in funding.
Deep Silver will be responsible for publishing both the physical and digital releases which are scheduled to release for PC and PlayStation 4 in the second half of 2018.