Shenmue III Footage Will Be Shown at Gamescom 2017

After skipping E3, Yu Suzuki and company will finally have something new to show eager Kickstarter backers at gamescom 2017. The studio revealed that they’ll be showing off “newest movie clips” and “make some new announcements” at the German gaming event. gamescom 2017 will take place from August 22 to 26, with the first day being exclusively for industry and media.

Here’s how Ys Net started its June update:

We would like to express our gratitude for the many comments we received on our previous report. From constructive criticism to kind words of encouragement, we were touched by every single one of your comments. Yu Suzuki and the entire Shenmue III Team are more determined than ever to bring to the Shenmue III that will live up to your expectations.

gamescom 2017 plans!

We will be attending Germany’s mid-August gaming event gamescom 2017! While we are still working out the details with our partners, we plan to show our newest movie clips, share the latest updates and even make some new announcements.

Other than this big reveal about attending gamescom 2017, the studio also announced that they had updated the logo for Shenmue III. Ys Net says the change was made after taking fans’ comments into consideration. “Yu Suzuki and the team gave the title logo another hard look and decided to update the logo with this design,” wrote the developer.

Check out the new logo below:

Shenmue 3 Gamescom

Finally, the studio also gave a sneak peak at what characters will inhabit the world of Shenmue III. They posted three characted builds, alongside concept art, which you can check out at the official website. Fans probably wanted to hear more about the upcoming title in June, but this will have to tide them over until July’s update & gamescom 2017 in August.

Shenmue III is currently set to release in 2018 for PlayStation 4.

(Source: Shenmue III via Gematsu)