Deep Silver announced on its official website on Wednesday that the release of the Shenmue III PlayStation 4 and PC game has been delayed from the second half of 2018 to 2019. The announcement stated, "The extra time will be used to polish the quality of the game even further, to the high standards it deserves and release the product in the best possible timeframe." The game was originally slated for release in December, but was pushed back to the second half of 2018. After the game's first trailer debuted last August, Shenmue series creator and director Yu Suzuki said that the models for "Shenhua, Ryo, and the other characters are mostly temporary." Suzuki announced the Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign at the PlayStation E3 press conference in June 2015 with an initial goal of US$2 million. The campaign met that goal within nine hours of launching before adding stretch goals for the previous games' cinema shorts, subtitles in five languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese), rapport and skill tree systems, an expanded Baisha village setting, and five mini games. Sega will release a Shenmue I & II game collection for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC in Japan, Europe, and North America this year. The game will launch in Japan on the PS4 only.