With the launch of Shenmue III just under two days away on November 19, series creator Yu Suzuki has shared a message of gratitude for the fans that brought the project to life.
Here is the message in full:
Soon, we can put Shenmue III in your hands. Thank you for your enduring support these 18 years since Shenmue II. A game like Shenmue is something one person cannot make on their own. Every day, I shared laughter and tears with the Shenmue III team. I hope from the bottom of my heart that Shenmue III becomes special for you.
One last thing, please. If you have fun playing Shenmue III, please introduce Shenmue to someone new! It would make me happy if even one more person somewhere in the world finds out what makes Shenmue, Shenmue.
Shenmue III will be available for PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store.
Watch the video version of the message below.