Today YsNet made 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 FAQ. 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 Games Store.

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.

Thank you always for your support.

--- General Information ---
PS4 Region Selection and Refund Request Period
We are currently working on the necessary changes to the backer survey system. We ask for your patience as there will be a short wait while the preparations are made. Once the survey changes have been implemented, there will be an announcement here in the updates with details and notice of the survey response period. (Changes to your shipping address may still be made through the backer survey up until shipping begins.)

Inquires
Kickstarter Campaign Inquiries For inquiries regarding the Kickstarter Campaign, please email us at info(at)shenmue.link. *Please replace (at) with @.

Epic Games Store General Sales Inquiries
For inquiries regarding the General Sales such as Epic Games Store exclusive or Pre-Order, please see our FAQ page. For other inquiries please visit Deep Silver customer support.

PS4 Region Selection
PS4 regions are automatically set based on the country information answered through your backer survey. However, there will be an option through the backer survey that will allow you to change your PS4 region during the survey resend response period. If you would like to change your PS4 region, you will be able to select from four regions: US, EU, Japan and Asia. Region options are listed below. Please note should your home region and PS4 console region setting differ. An announcement will be made when the option is added to the survey.
SIEE: Europe / Middle East / Africa / Oceania SIEA: North America / Middle America / South America SIE Japan: Japan SIE Asia: Asia (excl. Mainland China and Japan)

*Please note, if your region selection differs from the PS4 system region or the console setting, PlayStation™Network online services or DLC may not function properly. **Also, please be aware that a PS4 "cross region" selection may incur a shipping delay.

PC Physical version
The PC Physical version will come with an Epic Game Store key. The physical disk will contain the Epic Games Store installer and not the actual game data.

PC Version System Requirements
*Game is currently in development so system requirements may change without notice. We thank you for your understanding.

Minimum:
OS: Windows 7x64, Windows 8x64, Windows 10x64 (64-bit OS Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better (DirectX 11 card & VRAM 2GB Required) DirectX: Version 11 Network: Broadband internet connection Storage: 100 GB available space Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card Additional Info: Requires Epic Games Store Client to activate.

Recommended:
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit OS Required) Processor: Intel Core i7-7700 (3.60 GHz) Memory: 16GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX: Version 11 Network: Broadband internet connection Storage: 100 GB available space Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card Additional Info: Requires Epic Games Store Client to activate.

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