Welcome back angry people to Shenmue 3 news! New Gamescom 2019 trailer: Like with E3, there is a demo only for members of the press. But it is the same 15 minute demo as E3 based on impressions that have been posted by two outlets so far. The trial version for backers in the appropriate tiers ($100 and up) goes live roughly a month from now, in the second half of September. It will take place over the span of a single in-game day, taking roughly an hour to complete. Once completed it can be replayed an unlimited number of times, but it will have an expiration date and stop working sometime prior to the final release date. The exact trial release date, expiration date and other details will be announced in the first half of September. The trial is still PC only, even if you backed for PS4. This detail (trial = PC only) was announced back in 2015 during the kickstarter and hasn't changed. Since the last time this thread was touched, it was confirmed that they will offer prorated refunds to disgruntled PC players who refuse to install the Epic games store and don't want the game anymore. Prorated meaning, if you've already filled out a survey to have stuff put into the game via a high tier, that content is already completed and they can't offer a full refund but will refund the cost of the game and physical items you don't want anymore. They'll also offer Steam keys to backers who want them after the 1 year exclusivity is up, but those will need to be requested via an updated survey due sometime before release. You'll still get an EGS key at launch if you choose to receive a Steam key later. They're going to post more about that next month as well. It was confirmed last month that although Sega's emulated arcade games won't be in Shenmue 3, they do have permission to include some characters and branding. Sega capsule toys will be returning, though it's not known how many of them. There is expected to be new gameplay footage coming out of a Gamecom interview tomorrow, but it's not known if that's just going to be of the E3 demo that we've already seen.