The video game Shenmue III was launched on 19 November 2019, the day on which the Principality celebrates its national holiday. A nod to the Monegasque company Shibuya Production, which produced and developed this much anticipated follow-up.
Eighteen years after Shenmue II, fans of the series were finally able to rediscover the world of the legendary title with the release of the third instalment in late 2019.
Shibuya Productions had caused a sensation at E3 in Los Angeles in June 2015, when it announced the production of Shenmue III. A crowdfunding campaign raised several million dollars in just a few hours – setting a record of US$ 6.3 million and nearly 70,000 contributors – to develop the game.