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It was too good to be true, wasn't it? Shenmue III has been delayed to 19th November 2019, pushing it back by nearly three months from the original release date of late August.

Detailed in a post on the game's Kickstarter page, Yu Suzuki said that the game needs a little bit more time for refinement and finishing touches. "Whilst almost ready, the game simply needs a little more refinement before being truly finished. We feel that the extra time we have will help us deliver the true Shenmue experience players around the world deserve!"

This is, of course, disappointing news for long-time fans of the franchise, but at least it's a short delay. The title has been looking better and better in recent footage, and this slight pushback will surely result in an even better game. And that's what we all want, right?

[source kickstarter.com]