Ys Net posted a new update on their Shenmue 3 Kickstarter page, announcing that they have signed a global publishing contract with Deep Silver for their game. This means that Deep Silver will apparently be in charge of publishing Shenmue 3 worldwide. SEGA and Atlus fans in Europe already know Deep Silver, given that they’ve been handling publishing of their titles there for a while now.
At the same time, the new title screen that comes with the press release finally reveals what appear to be the updated character models of Ryo and Shenhua, Previously, Ys Net had in fact resorted to changing Ryo’s face through Photoshop, replacing it with the one from Shenmue 2. So far, it seems the new models are receiving a mixed response from fans. What’s curious is that the Shenmue 3 logo on the new title image is also different from the new logo that was revealed in their June update.
Ys Net also revealed the specific time that Yu Suzuki will be at Gamescom for a Meet & Greet with the fans:
Dates & times
Wednesday, August 23rd – 6:30 pm ~ 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 24th – 12:30 pm ~ 1:30 pm
gamescom 2017 public area Hall 9.1 Booth B011/C010