The Shenmue III Website
a trial version of Shenmue III
will be released through the
Epic Games Store in the second half of next month for backers of the
action/adventure sequel (thanks
). Here's the plan:
Today we would like to make an announcement
concerning the Kickstarter and Slacker Backer trial version of Shenmue III.
The trial version is scheduled for release during the second half of September.
The elements and features to be included have almost all been pinned down, and
we are now working to finalize a delivery date with our partners. Once a date
has been confirmed, another announcement will be made here in the updates.
Trial Version Content
The trial version will feature a stand-alone act with objective that takes place
in the first area of Shenmue III, Bailu Village. The game will be playable for
an estimated 1 hours, and will be replayable after the objective has been
cleared. There are lots of activities to experience and we hope you go back for
more until the trial expires.
*The trial version will also come with a PDF play guide.
**Saves will not transfer over to the final version.
To Play Trial Version
Required PC specifications will be noted in the General Information section of
the updates and can also be found on the
The trial version will be for PC to be played on the Epic Games Store. An Epic
Games account will be needed to play.
For information on creating an
Epic Games account and on
Epic Games' privacy
policy, please visit the Epic
We understand this announcement for the trial version comes late and apologize
for the long delay. Due to promotional planning circumstances, an early look was
given to some game media outlets, however, we are also putting a lot of work
into this backer trial version which will offer a good feel for the full game.
Further details concerning the trial version will be announced here in the
updates, and we hope you will continue to look forward to the release.</p>
<p>Thank you always for your support.