Shenmue 3 backers can check out a trial for the game soon. Those who backed Shenmue 3 during its Kickstarter campaign or when developer Ys Net had ‘slacker’ backer campaign later on can play a slice of what Shenmue 3 has to offer before the release date of November 19. The Shenmue 3 trial release date is slated for the second half of September and Ys Net is “working to finalise a delivery date” with its partners such as the Epic Games Store. Here’s what you can expect from the Shenmue 3 trial.

Shenmue 3 trial game length

The trial version will feature a stand-alone act with an objective that takes place in the first area of Shenmue III, Bailu Village. The game will be playable for an estimated one hour, and will be replayable after the objective has been cleared. Ys Net states that “there are lots of activities to experience and we hope you go back for more until the trial expires.”

Will Shenmue 3 trial save data carry over to the full game?

Sadly this is not the case. You’ll have to start over from the beginning when Shenmue 3 is out. Though the trial version will also come with a PDF play guide.

Previously, Ys Net confirmed Shenmue 3’s PC specifications.

Shenmue 3 PC minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.4GHz) or newer, Quad-core or Better
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 650 Ti 2GB or better, 2GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 100GB
  • Network: Broadband Connection Required
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

Shenmue 3 PC recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700 (3.6GHz) Quad-core
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 100GB
  • Network: Broadband Connection Required
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

Shenmue 3 is out on November 19 for PS4 and PC.