PSA: Check Your Inbox, Shenmue 3 Backers

Some backers are getting emails asking for delivery address confirmation, and there's a bit of concern around delays if you don't confirm.

Shenmue 3 is, at last, almost upon us. The long-awaited game launches on November 19 for PlayStation 4 and PC as an Epic Game Store exclusive. If you didn't back the game on KickStarter or SlackerBacker, you'll have to pre-order it or pick it up from your local retailer. 

However, backers will get the game another way. 

According to emerging reports, some who backed the game are currently receiving emails asking for address confirmation. It's not phishing in this case, so you definitely want to open it and confirm your address. Letting it languish unopened could potentially delay delivery, and the Shenmue 3 team did confirm through a Kickstarter update that this is a required action to finalize delivery addresses.

Still, it's a good idea to check your inbox and confirm your address anyway if you haven't already.

Meanwhile, if you can't wait until November 19 to rejoin Ryo after all these years, don't forget to check out the exclusive backer demo for PC players that lets you experience the game's first day.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Oct. 29th 2019

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