Epic Games Store 15 Days of Free Games Starts With Shenmue 3

Epic Games Store 15 Days of Free Games Starts With Shenmue 3

Each year, the Epic Games Store Holiday Sale involves free games being given away during the event. The 2021 Holiday Sale is no different. Epic Games confirmed it is doing it again. Things are starting on December 16, 2021 with free digital copies of Shenmue 3 for everyone.

This free Shenmue 3 offer only applies to the base game. That’s the one that normally costs $29.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition with DLC Pass is $39.99 as usual. However, as part of the 2021 Holiday Sale, the game’s add-ons are 50% off. This means the DLC season pass is $5.99 instead of $11.99. You can also get the Battle Rally, Big Merry Cruise, and Story Quest Pack piecemeal for $2.99, $1.49, and $1.99, respectively.

As people may recall, there was quite a bit of controversy surrounding the Shenmue 3 Epic Games Store exclusivity at launch. It was a timed exclusive. This eventually led to Epic Games paying for the refunds for Kickstarter backers unsatisfied with the decision. In November 2020, the game launched on Steam.

Shenmue 3 is free via the Epic Games Store until 8am PT/11am ET on December 17, 2021. After that, a new 15 days of free games title will be available via Epic Games Store instead. The retailer’s 2021 Holiday Sale will run until January 6, 2021.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.