Shenmue III has been one of KickStarter’s most successful projects. For those who backed the game, today’s a big day with the arrival of the Backer Trial Version. This includes so-called “Slacker Backers”.
The Trial Version can be downloaded from the Epic Game Store. Those who are eligible for the demo should have received a code from Ys Net with instructions on how to get started. Redeeming the code will also unlock backers’ digital rewards and a PDF play guide.
Demo content includes a full day in Bailu Village as it will appear in the full game. There are storyline elements, battling, minigames, and more to give backers a taste of what is in store when the game launches. The demo ends when in-game time reaches 9:00 PM.
There are a number of things to keep in mind when playing the Trial Version:
- no save/load feature
- “some specifications differ”
- no tutorial
- 20GB of free storage is required to download/install
The game is currently slated for release on PlayStation 4 and PC (via the EGS) on November 19th.
Read the full details on the Shenmue III Kickstarter page.
After that, be sure to check out the updated version of the Prophecy trailer.