After a long time of waiting, the much-awaited Shenmue 3 is finally coming next week, on November 19th. And to celebrate the upcoming release date of the game, a new launch trailer has been revealed, which you can watch below:

Shenmue 3 is the latest game from the Shenmue franchise - an action-adventure franchise that was created by Yu Suzuki back when he was at SEGA. After the success of Shenmue 1 and 2 back in 1999 and 2001 for the Dreamcast console, gaining the cult success status in the video games community. Yet, many Shenmue projects got announced and then canceled - and it takes around 18 years after the release of Shenmue 2 for Shenmue 3 to come.

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A screenshot from the game

Shenmue 3 continues the story of revenge for Ryo Hazuki, as he journeys through rural China to find his father's killer. Through his journey, Ryo came across the mysterious artifact Phoenix Mirror, which also being targeted by his father's killers. And it seems that Ryo will become their target, too.

Journey alongside Ryo Hazuki in this game is Shenhua, a mysterious Chinese woman that he saw briefly during the course of Shenmue 2, and according to the developers, one of the main focuses of the game is the relationship between the two characters.

A screenshot from the game

The new Shenmue, after more than 10 years, was finally become a reality thanks to a Kickstarter project - which proceed to become the biggest funded project in the crowd-funding platform. However, due to the controversial decision of making this game a timed-exclusive title on Epic Games Store, many backers have furiously requested the developers to refund their backed money. The refunds were actually paid by Epic Games, not by the developers at YsNet themselves.

Shenmue 3 will be released on November 9th, 2019, exclusively on Epic Games Store for one year before getting a release on other digital storefronts.