Ryo Hazuki’s quest for revenge in Shenmue III has taken a further step back today. No, it’s not because he’s spending his days in the arcade. In a brief video on YS Net’s Kickstarter page, Yu Suzuki outlines the reasoning behind it:

“By utilising new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver the game to you.”

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He also adds that to fulfill his personal dreams of Shenmue III, along with ours, they are delaying the release to second half of 2018. In other words, we’ve got another year to sit tight for the climax of the biggest gaming cliffhangers to ever display on the Dreamcast. The comments on the Kickstarter page are actually filled with positive vibes.

Most of the people who backed it, like me, want to see the third installment be a success. If this means another year to wait, then so be it. At the end of the day, this wouldn’t be happening at all without YS Net, Suzuki and all the backers.

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