Shenmue III Won’t Feature at E3 2017; Dev Wants to Focus on Game Development; New Character Showcased

It’s been a while since we last heard news about Shenmue III, and with E3 2017 just around the corner, developer Ys Net revealed the game won’t be featured at E3. The studio explained the game’s absence from perhaps the biggest gaming convention of the year is due to the developer’s intent to focus solely on game development.

We have also been receiving questions from our backers regarding our plans to participate in upcoming game shows. While our schedule has yet to be finalized, we will be devoting June to game development and as a result, will unfortunately not be participating in any game shows. On the other hand, we look forward to bringing you our monthly updates and hope you do too!

Ys Net revealed a new character in their third Dev Room Progress Report video, which accompanied the above announcement. Feel free to check out a picture of the character’s model and the progress video attached below: