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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Update #115 – Trial Version Distribution Notice

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 10:23 AM BST

Update #115

Hello Everyone,

This notice concerns distribution for the Backer Trial Version. Enjoy the world of Shenmue III before the full release on November 19th!

Survey Download and Game Installation Steps

Emails are planned to go out from Fangamer to backers who pledged for the Trial Version reward beginning this weekend. Please check your email and follow the steps below to claim your reward.

Step 1 – Get Your Epic Games Download Code

Access your survey through the link in the mail sent to you by Fangamer. On the Backer Management page, click on “Get Download Codes” to take you to your digital rewards.

*A PDF Play Guide is also available for download through the backer survey. 

Step 2 – Download & Install through Epic Games Store

After you have claimed your download code, redeem your code at Epic Games Store to download and install the game.

Trial Version Content

This special version lets you experience one day in Bailu Village near the beginning of the game. The trial version features story line elements, battling, minigames and more.

The game will end when… 

1. you progress the story and defeat the key character in battle.

2. in-game time reaches 9:00 PM.

*You may replay the game after completing the objective or in-game time is up.

Differences from Full Version

1. No Save/Load feature.

2. Some specifications differ.

3. No tutorial or story at game start.

Trial Version Notes

1. At least 20GB of free storage is required for download and installation.

2. Language support: Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese

3. Data cannot be transferred to the full version.

4. Playing with a controller is highly recommended. Keyboard controls are supported for Shenmue III, however, keyboard functionality is still being upgraded and recent upgrades have not been applied to the trial version.

To Play the Trial Version

Required PC specifications are 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 Epic Games. 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.

Trial Version Distribution

The Backer Trial Version will be available to backers who have the Trial Version reward included in their pledge and completed their backer surveys by September 20th, 2019.

*Because distribution of the Trial Version is ongoing with the survey open period, all backers who meet the above conditions will receive an email for the Trial Version regardless of their refund request status. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

**Backers who requested a refund may claim their trial version code. This will in no way affect refund eligibility.

We are now about 2 months away from release and we hope to count on your support for this final stretch. Please enjoy the trial version until the full game arrives!

———- General Information ———-

Survey Open Now for PS4 Region Selection and Refund Requests

Please see the September 20th update for details.

Surveys will close on 11:59 PM October 3rd, 2019 (JST)

Changes to rewards will not be available after the above date, so please respond within the survey period. Address changes may be made up until shipping begins.

Survey Support and Survey Resender


Kickstarter Campaign Inquiries

For inquiries regarding the Kickstarter Campaign, please email us at info(at)

*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.

PC Version System Requirements

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


OS: Windows 7×64, Windows 8×64, Windows 10×64 (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.


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.

Fangamer and Third Party Use of Personal Information

YS NET has a written contract with Fangamer to carry out the backer surveys. Fangamer is a formal representative of YS NET to help process and fulfill all backer’s orders through the surveys. Personal information is handed over and treated in accordance with the privacy policies of both companies for the purposes of conducting the surveys and reward delivery only. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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