Shenmue 3

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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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Funded: $6,333,296 of $2,000,000
Dates: Jun 15th -> Jul 17th (32 days)
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Latest News

Shenmue creator has considered Yakuza 0-style prequel to continue series

November 1st - via:
Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki has discussed the possibility of a fourth game in the series, and the idea of developing it as a more approachable prequel, similar to Yakuza 0. (Read More)

Yu Suzuki says he’s thinking about a Yakuza 0-style Shenmue prequel

November 1st - via:
Shenmue 3, the long-awaited sequel to the 1999 Sega Dreamcast RPG, released for PS4 and PC in November 2019, much to the delight of fans who had been waiting for a new instalment for nearly two decades. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 ‘performed fine but isn’t a mass market game’, says publisher

February 19th - via:
Deep Silver parent company gives appraisal of long-awaited sequel… (Read More)

Shenmue 3 is too “niche” to make great profits, says publisher

February 19th - via:
Shenmue 3 sales were “fine,” but that doesn’t mean that a sequel is secure—its publisher parent company said the property did not gel with the “mass market” (via VGC). (Read More)

Ys Net released a timeline for backer physical rewards and patch 1.03 for Shenmue III

January 10th - via:
Ys Net recently released patch 1.03 for Shenmue III and a timeline for physical rewards on its Kickstarter page. (Read More)

Releases to keep the fans happy

December 2nd - via:
The crowdfunded Shenmue III is finally out; Pokemon Sword and Shield top the charts; and Capcom brings its best merch to Shibuya's Parco (Read More)

Shenmue 3 review - a return to slow pleasures

December 1st - via:
Kickstarter funded a third instalment of this much-loved 80s murder mystery, but it's not all middle-aged nostalgia (Read More)

Shenmue III is finally out after an 18-year wait

November 22nd - via:
The wait is over. Ryo Hazuki's hunt for his father's killer is back on! "As with Shenmue 3, the Shenmue story is with you". The game's Kickstarter (which was one of its primary forms of funding) quickly became the most funded video game Kickstarter of all time, having raised over $6 million from fans. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 review roundup – here are all the scores

November 21st - via:
Shenmue 3 reviews are up, so what do the critics think of Yu Suzuki's latest game? (Read More)

Shenmue 4 Could Happen if the Fans Want It, Says Creator Yu Suzuki

November 21st - via:
Yu Suzuki has written a thank you letter to his fans that appears at the end of Shenmue III that says he hopes he can make Shenmue 4. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 review embargo moved to release day

November 18th - via:
The embargo had originally been set for November 21 – two full days after the long-awaited RPG’s release – but publisher Deep Silver has now claimed this was a mis-communication. (Read More)

Yu Suzuki calls Shenmue 3 ‘a miracle’ as sequel finally ships

November 17th - via:
The long-awaited RPG isn’t officially due to release until November 19, although many backers of the game’s crowd-funding campaign have reported their physical copies being dispatched. Media have also received copies of the game. (Read More)

Shenmue III launch trailer brings us back to the iconic series after 18 long years

November 14th - via:
It's hard to believe but Shenmue III is almost upon us, so Deep Silver released a launch trailer for the much-anticipated sequel. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 starts shipping to Kickstarter backers, ending near-20-year wait

November 13th - via:
The long-awaited RPG isn’t officially due to release until November 19, although many backers of the game’s crowd-funding campaign have reported their physical copies being dispatched. (Read More)

Shenmue III preview

November 12th - via:
Shenmue III begins literally where Shenmue II ends, which is quite uncanny and weird, as that original sequel game came out in 2001 when Sega's Dreamcast was already on its last, three-year-old, legs. (Read More)

Shenmue 3's Cut Scenes Are Infuriating

November 8th - via:
A game like Shenmue should have a ton of cut scenes and dialogue. That's what you expect going in. But there's a difference between good exposition, and the kind that you literally can't escape from. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Has Tons Of Great Time Wasters

September 27th - via:
Shenmue 3 wouldn't be Shenmue without a ton of random mini-games and things to do, and fortunately the Shenmue 3 demo delivers. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter backers can still request a Steam key but getting one isn't guaranteed

September 23rd - via:
Shenmue 3 caused some controversy earlier this year after moving away from Steam and opting to launch as an Epic Games Store exclusive. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 backers may not receive promised Steam keys

September 23rd - via:
Shenmue 3 developer Ys Net has revealed that their Kickstarter backers may not receive the promised Steam keys due to ongoing negotiations with Valve Software. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Refund Refused to Backers Who Switched From PC to PS4

September 22nd - via:
Ys Net is refusing Shenmue 3 refund to backers who switched to PS4 from PC following the announcement of Epic Store exclusivity. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 devs cannot commit to Steam key distribution due to negotiations with Valve

September 20th - via:
Due to ongoing negotiations with Valve, Ys Net is unable to confirm whether Steam keys for Shenmue 3 will be distributed despite the initial offer. (Read More)

If you preordered Shenmue 3 for Steam, you might want a refund instead

September 20th - via:
Recent negotiations between Ys Net and Valve have lead to some new developments in steam key distribution (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Refunds Will Only Be Available for a Limited Time

September 9th - via:
Shenmue 3 refunds will be available for two weeks on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Refunds Will Only Be Available for a Limited Time

September 9th - via:
Shenmue 3 refunds will be available for two weeks on Kickstarter. (Read More)

News Breach - New Steam library and Shnmue III refund update

September 7th - via:
This week in the world of PC gaming news, a new Steam library update is finally coming, along with some refunds for Shenmue III backers. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 refund surveys going out this month

September 6th - via:
Shenmue 3 developer Ys Net has detailed how you can go about getting a refund for your Kickstarter pledge. (Read More)

Backers Of The Original Shenmue III Kickstarter Will Only Have A Two-Week Window To Receive Refunds

September 6th - via:
Yet another entry to be made in the on-going Shenmue III fiasco with the Epic Games Store. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 PC Version, the Reimbursement Plan Revealed

September 6th - via:
Ys Net and Deep Silver have revealed the details of the refunds for those who have been disappointed to see the PC version of Shenmue 3 given exclusively to the Epic Games Store. (Read More)

After months of waiting, we finally have a refund timeline for Shenmue III's Epic Games Store debacle

September 5th - via:
After initially denying refunds entirely following their E3 bombshell news, the company is finally ready to put up. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 refunds are coming in September, but will only be available for two weeks

September 5th - via:
Requests could take up to three months to process (Read More)

Shenmue III PC backers will be able to get refunds, may take up to 3 months

September 5th - via:
Many who backed Shenmue III for PC don't want it via the Epic Games Store. Refunds will be available soon, but they may take time to process. (Read More)

New Kickstarter Mailer Details Refund Process For Shenmue III

September 5th - via:
As a result, the development studio is offering those who are not wanting to play a copy of the game through Epic Games Store a refund. This is some solid news for fans that are committed to waiting for the upcoming Steam platform release, but just be ready in having to wait a few months for your refund to go through the system. (Read More)

Shenmue 3: Here Is the New Trailer "a Day in Shenmue"

August 21st - via:
While Shenmue 3’s debut is about three months away, since the game will be available on November 19 on PC and PlayStation 4, Ryo Hazuki’s new adventure has shown up in an interesting new trailer called “A Day in Shenmue”. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Backer Trial Version Details Announced

August 14th - via:
More information has been revealed about the Trial Version for backers of Shenmue 3 as well as an update on those wanting to not get an EGS code. (Read More)

Shenmue 3: release date, trailers and news

August 14th - via:
Here's all we know about the long-awaited Shenmue 3 so far, with the latest trailers. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Trial Version releasing end of September

August 13th - via:
A playable trial version of Shenmue 3 is coming to the PC for backers of the game later in September 2019. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 demo release date period announced, available to Kickstarter backers

August 13th - via:
A Shenmue 3 demo release date period has been announced, allowing backers of the project to go hands-on with the anticipated sequel soon. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Backer Demo Details Revealed

August 13th - via:
Developer Ys Net has revealed what will be included in the upcoming trial version of Shenmue 3. (Read More)

Shenmue III will get a trial version for backers next month

August 13th - via:
Developer Ys Net has confirmed that Shenmue III will be getting a Kickstarter backer demo next month ahead of the game's launch. (Read More)

The Shenmue 3 Demo Will Be Available in September, But Not on PS4

August 13th - via:
Kickstarter backers will get a Shenmue 3 demo in September, but PS4 players will have to wait for the full game. The demo is not coming to the console. (Read More)

Shenmue 3: Release date, story, and everything we know

August 13th - via:
Shenmue 3, the most funded video game in Kickstarter history, is just around the corner. (Read More)

Shenmue III Backers Get Demo in September

August 13th - via:
Backers of the Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign will receive their first glimpse at Shenmue III late in September with a one-hour trial set in Bailu Village. (Read More)

Shenmue 3: The New Images Show the Numerous Bonuses for Kickstarter Bakers

July 26th - via:
The developers of Ys Net led by Yu Suzuki update the pages of the Shenmue 3 official website to illustrate in detail all the bonuses provided for those who participated in the Shenmue 3 fundraising campaign on Kickstarter and contributed, by doing so, to the development of the title. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter backer rewards finally revealed

July 26th - via:
The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter backer rewards have finally been revealed and the physical rewards include some really weird and interesting products. (Read More)

'Shenmue 3' Backers Not Eligible For Season Pass Despite Support

July 17th - via:
Fans are expressing disappointment and frustration over "Shenmue 3" developer's business practices. Its Kickstarter backers aren't promised any DLC passes despite their startup support for the game. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Backers Won't Get Season Pass & Deluxe Edition Content

July 12th - via:
According to one of the Kickstarter backers of Shenmue 3, they won't be getting pre-order & Deluxe Edition content from retail versions. (Read More)

Backers are unhappy Shenmue 3

July 11th - via:
Shenmue III fans who had backed Ys Net (Read More)

Shenmue 3: No Pre-Order Bonus nor Season Pass for Backers

July 11th - via:
After the recent disagreements between developer and fanbase due to the exclusive publication of the game on Epic Store, here comes another piece of news that could upset those who funded the Shenmue III project from the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform from the beginning. (Read More)

Shenmue III backers will not receive retail exclusive content

July 11th - via:
Ys Net really can't seem to catch a break with Shenmue III. After some massive backlash about refusing refunds for players dissatisfied with the title's sudden Epic Games Store exclusivity, it seems Kickstarter backers will not be receiving... (Read More)

Kickstarter Backers Won't Receive Shenmue 3 Preorder Bonus Content

July 10th - via:
Apparently, Ys Net will not be making Shenmue 3 preorder bonus content available to Kickstarter Backers. They will instead need to buy the content separately. (Read More)

Shenmue III backers won't get pre-order content - unless they buy it

July 10th - via:
Shenmue III's Kickstarter backers will not be receiving pre-order content. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 season pass reportedly won't be free for Kickstarter backers

July 10th - via:
The Shenmue 3 Season Pass reportedly won't be given to Kickstarter backers for free, even if they pledged hundreds of dollars to the campaign. (Read More)

Epic Will Pay For Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Refunds Related To Exclusivity Deal

July 8th - via:
The hotly-anticipated Shenmue III going Epic exclusive has caused a stir amongst PC Kickstarter backers. (Read More)

Epic Games Offers Refunds For Shenmue 3 Backers Angered by Steam Delay

July 6th - via:
With Steam backers upset by the year delay, Epic is looking to clean up similar situations going forward. (Read More)

Shenmue 3, system requirements for PC revealed

July 5th - via:
Shenmue 3 has been a hot topic in the video games world recently due to the announcement made by its developers not too long ago which revealed that the game is going to be an Epic Games Store exclusive. (Read More)

Epic to refund Kickstarter pledges over Shenmue 3 PC exclusivity

July 4th - via:
Tim Sweeney has confirmed that the company will refund backers unhappy that the new Shenmue will be an Epic-exclusive. (Read More)

Shenmue III To Honor Refunds And Open Up The World

July 4th - via:
YS NET has provided more information which includes their decision to honor refunds to donators awaiting a Steam key for Shenmue III. (Read More)

Epic Games Is Funding the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Refunds

July 3rd - via:
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney announced Tuesday that Epic is "funding the cost of all Kickstarter refunds resulting from Shenmue III (Read More)

Epic to Refund Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Purchases

July 3rd - via:
If you were one of the many people who put some money towards the Kickstarter for Shenmue 3, you're entitled to a refund in lieu of being able to play the game on Steam at release. (Read More)

Epic Games is footing the bill for Epic-exclusive Kickstarter refunds like Shenmue III

July 3rd - via:
Epic Games will step into fulfill refunds for players that wanted to play Shenmue III on Steam instead of the Epic Games store, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney announced. (Read More)

Epic Games CEO says he'll foot the bill for refunds related to exclusives

July 3rd - via:
Shenmue 3 is the latest to hit the Epic Games Store as a timed-exclusive. Kickstarter backers that wanted a Steam key are being offered refunds, and Epic is covering the cost. (Read More)

News: Shenmue 3: Steam Keys Will Not Be Offered to Backers at Launch, Stretch Goal Cancelled

July 2nd - via:
Shenmue 3 will not offer PC backers a Steam key at release. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Backers Will Get Steam Key With One-Year Delay

July 2nd - via:
The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter has been an incredibly successful disaster. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter backers will be able to request refunds after all

July 2nd - via:
In its latest Kickstarter update, Ys Net detailed the digital and physical editions of Shenmue 3 and announced a refund request option. (Read More)

Angry Shenmue III backers can get refunds after Epic Game Store move

July 2nd - via:
Decision highlights weird period of public platform transition for some PC games. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Refunds Offered to PC Backers

July 2nd - via:
The Kickstarter backers of the PC version of Shenmue 3 can get a refund if they feel unsatisfied with last month's decision to move that version of the game from Steam to the Epic Games Store, according to a Tuesday announcement from developer Ys Net. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Won

June 25th - via:
According to Yu Suzuki and developer Ys Net, Shenmue 3 won't even reach the halfway point of protagonist Ryo Hazuki's entire journey. (Read More)

Tim Sweeney: Epic Store games sale numbers are for sold copies, do not include funding money

June 21st - via:
According to Sweeney, the reported sale figures do not include the funding money that Epic Games had provided the various developers/publishers with. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 developers are

June 17th - via:
Fan backlash seems to have been strong enough that Ys Net and Deep Silver are ready to rethink their deal. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 tells 40 percent of Ryo's story according to Yu Suzuki

June 13th - via:
When Shenmue 3 releases later this fall, fans will finally get to continue Ryu Hazuki's story. However, it seems his story won't end with this game, as Yu Suzuki has confirmed that (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Will Launch On Steam in the Future, According to FAQ

June 12th - via:
According to the FAQ on the game's website, Shenmue 3 will launch on Steam in the future. There's no indication as to when that will be. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Developers Refuse Refund Requests From Fuming Backers Over Epic Games Exclusivity

June 11th - via:
Shenmue 3 is an Epic Games Store exclusive, and Kickstarter backers (who paid for Steam keys) are not happy as they are denied refunds. When Shenmue 3 was revealed at PlayStation (Read More)

Shenmue 3 refund reportedly denied to fans following Epic Games Store exclusivity announcement

June 11th - via:
A Shenmue 3 refund is being sought by irate players following an announcement made at yesterday (Read More)

Shenmue 3 backers want refunds after EGS exclusivity

June 11th - via:
How do you hide bad news while still making it public? You can push it out at 5 p.m. on Friday (the 'Friday news dump'). Or you can stick it at the end of a trailer during the PC Gaming Show, like the Shenmue 3 team did. (Read More)

Backers denied refunds over Shenmue III Epic Games Store exclusivity

June 11th - via:
At E3 this week, it was revealed that Ys Net's crowdfunded RPG sequel Shenmue III will be an Epic Games Store exclusive when it launches on PC this November. (Read More)

'Shenmue 3' will be an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC

June 10th - via:
Surprise! The PC version of Shenmue 3 is now an Epic Games Store exclusive. That means the crowdfunded sequel, which was originally unveiled as part of Sony's E3 press conference in 2015, won't be sold through Steam or any other PC-centric storefront. "In looking for the most enjoyable experience on PC, it was decided together with Deep Silver after much discussion that the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option," developer Ys Net said in a Kickstarter update. For now, it's unclear if backers who wanted the Steam version will be offered any kind of refund, or forced to accept the Epic Games Store version. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 PC Version Is Exclusive to Epic Game Store; Releasing November 19

June 10th - via:
Yu Suzuki took the stage at E3 2019 to reveal new gameplay of Shenmue III. Legendary Sega developer and Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki appeared at E3 2019, during the PC Gaming Show. Yu Suzuki revealed new Shenmue 3 gameplay footage. It was also revealed that Shenmue 3 (Read More)

Deep Silver shoots down rumors of Shenmue III on Xbox One

June 7th - via:
Publisher Deep Silver has shot done rumors that Shenmue III will be coming to Xbox One. In the source code for the official website of the game, users on ResetEra found references to a possible port for Microsoft's console. This led to speculation that the long-awaited follow-up to Yu Suzuki's martial arts epic would be finding a home on the platform. Twitter user Wario64 even shared the find, which sparked more belief that the rumor was true. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Release Date Delayed to Mid-November

June 4th - via:
The developers of Shemue 3 have announced that they're delaying the launch of the game. The new release date is November 19th. (Read More)

Shenmue 3: News, Gameplay, Trailers and Release Date

May 29th - via:
Continuing from its predecessor, Shenmue is expected to continue the story of teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki and his endeavour to search his father (Read More)

Shenmue 3: two decades and a $7m kickstarter campaign later, can Yu Suzuki's epic deliver on its promise?

April 5th - via:
Talk about an unlikely sequel. Shenmue, once the most expensive videogame ever made, died a quiet death as Sega halted production of the Dreamcast. But so beloved was Yu Suzuki (Read More)

The Changing Face of Video Game Crowdfunding

March 18th - via:
Much has changed since 2012, when Double Fine cracked open video game crowdfunding with more than $3.3 million raised. The video game Kickstarter movement began as part of the indie revolution against the very concept of publishers. Kickstarter was an integral part of indie validation at a time when small studios couldn (Read More)

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March 18th - via:
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Shenmue 3: release date, trailers and news

February 28th - via:
It's been 18 years since the release of Shenmue 2, and, for a long time, it looked like we would never see another installation in the action-adventure series. But, thanks to unrelenting fans, the persistence of director Yu Suzuki, and a successful Kickstarter, we're finally seeing Shenmue 3 release in 2019 (apparently). (Read More)

The Final Numbers for the Shenmue III Kickstarter Are Staggering

November 25th - via:
Still, the most important thing for fans of the series is that the long-awaited sequel is (finally) on its way. After concluding its Kickstarter, the dev team opened up a three month "slacker backer" period through PayPal, which we now know resulted in around 12,000 latecomers pledging an extra $800,000 - taking the grand total across all campaigns to $7,179, 510. (Read More)

Latest Kickstarter update for Shenmue III states it's still on track for an August 2019 release

November 23rd - via:
A lot of people doubt that Shenmue III will even come out, much less deliver on all of the hype that's been building up since the last entry was released in 2001. I want to believe, but I'm extremely cautious at the moment: developer Ys Net is seeking to assuage some of those fears this week. (Read More)

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August 22nd - via:
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The 12 Most Funded Kickstarter Campaigns Ever, And Some Interesting Stats

August 17th - via:
Kickstarter is a brilliant way to turn your dreams into reality - something which happened to these 12 campaigns over the last ten years. (Read More)

14 Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns Ever and Where They Are Now

August 13th - via:
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The weird, the beautiful, the unfundable: A look at Kickstarter

August 1st - via:
Pillars of Eternity, $3,986,929.Torment: Tides of Numenara, $4,188,927. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, $5,545,991. Shenmue 3, $6,333,295. All video games funded through Kickstarter  (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Reached AI Battling Stretch Goal

July 24th - via:
Shenmue 3 has reached $7 Million Stretch Goal and is going to receive battle system expansion: AI Battling. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 system requirements confirmed

June 28th - via:
The latest Shenmue 3 Kickstarter update covers backer surveys, reward tiers, an approaching $7 million stretch goal courtesy of the Slacker Backer campaign, and some ruminations on plans for "AI Battling," a control system designed to make the game more accessible for players who aren't accustomed to fighting games or want "a full immersion battle experience." But if you keep scrolling down, down, down, you will eventually come upon information of a more practical sort: The minimum system requirements. (Read More)

Shenmue 3's PC Requirements Are Surprisingly Low

June 28th - via:
Most gamers expect the latest PC games to require fairly powerful components, but Shenmue 3 will apparently buck that trend. Shenmue 3 is officially the most funded video game in Kickstarter history and the twelfth most funded Kickstarter project ever, just barely being beaten by the Fidget Cube. There isn (Read More)

Shenmue III delayed to 2019, act surprised

May 16th - via:
Delays are inevitable with Kickstarter projects. The scope of these games often extend far beyond what was initially imagined, especially when they smash their goals and in the case of Shenmue III, smash Kickstarter records. (Read More)

New Screenshots For Shenmue 3 Show Its Improved Visuals

February 25th - via:
Shenmue 3 is one of the largest Kickstarter success story. It was revealed at one of the most hyped E3 2015 press conference by Sony. Shenmue 3 was shown as a Kickstarter on stage at Sony (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Gets New Screenshots Ahead Of Magic Monaco 2018

January 16th - via:
Shenmue 3 has received some criticism over its visuals and animations. The game is being developed on Unreal Engine 4 but the visuals are inconsistent so far, which is the case for a game that is in development, but the animations itself felt dated when a new trailer was released for it last year as part of behind the scenes development footage. (Read More)

Yu Suzuki Gives Update on Shenmue III Development, Talks Combat Changes

January 2nd - via:
Shenmue III developer Ys Net posted a new video on their Kickstarter page where director Yu Suzuki talked about the game (Read More)

Shenmue III is allegedly still on track for 2018

January 2nd - via:
A game as big as Shenmue III has a lot of moving parts. Several studios are working on the project and helping it come to life alongside of Shenmue father Yu Suzuki and his team at Ys Net, and that includes Shibuya Productions -- a company that's handling marketing and publishing alongside of Sony. Its president and founder, Cedric Biscay, has also recently confirmed that Shemue III is still on track for 2018, noting that the year will be great "with the [release] of Shenmue III on PS4 and PC," teasing "many other surprises" that may or may not have anything to do with Shenmue. (Read More)

Shenmue III "Then, Now, and Tomorrow" Interview With Yu Suzuki

December 25th - via:
[VIDEO] - Shenmue III is launching for PC and PlayStation 4 sometime in the second half of next year. In related news, Deep Silver picked up the game (Read More)

Shenmue 3 now has facial expressions

September 28th - via:
For better or worse (Read More)

The first Shenmue III trailer is here, and the characters look as deadpan as ever

August 22nd - via:
A new trailer has dropped for Shenmue III, showcasing the first footage we (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Has Been Delayed Until Next Year, Unsurprisingly

June 8th - via:
Following last week's news that the game won't be attending E3 again this year comes the news that Shenmue 3 has been delayed until next year. (Read More)

Fig CEO talks about the future of crowdfunding and a little Shenmue 3

June 5th - via:
At the Digital Dragons expo in Poland last month, Justin Bailey (not that one), the CEO and founder of the investment/crowdfunding platform Fig, spoke about the decline of crowdfunding. (Read More)

Don't expect to see Shenmue 3 any time soon

May 30th - via:
Shenmue 3 is going to be skipping this year's E3 - and it's looking increasingly likely it'll also be missing its initial shipping date of December this year (Read More)

Shenmue 3 News: HD Remaster Domain Hints Possible Release Before Shenmue III

January 6th - via:
Since Sega will be releasing the third game in the series, it makes sense to re-release the first two games. (Read More)

Shenmue III Release Date, Trailer, Latest News, & Everything Else We Know

December 28th - via:
Everything you need to know about Shenmue III, including latest news, release date, trailers, and much more! (Read More)

The 8 Ball: Top 8 Unreleased Crowdfunded Games

August 30th - via:
A few of these games are on Steam Early Access, hell one of them has been on there for years now, but the full game isn (Read More)

Has Everybody Forgotten About Shenmue III?

August 27th - via:
Shenmue III used to be in every headline weeks after the E3 reveal, but things have cooled down drastically in recent months. (Read More)

Buzzwords Are Slowly Infecting Crowdfunding Campaigns

July 18th - via:
Buzzwords are showing up more frequently in crowdfunded campaigns and have the potential to hurt crowdfunding as a potential platform. (Read More)

Should we be worried about Shenmue 3?

July 15th - via:
Shenmue is, without hyperbole, one of the most important games ever made. With a long-awaited third installment finally on the way and more than a decade of pent-up hype and hope ingrained in our collective consciousness, we have to wonder: Will Shenmue 3 live up to that? Can it? (Read More)

Happy Birthday Dear Shenmue, Happy Birthday to You

July 7th - via:
A year after Shenmue III was crowdfunded on Kickstarter by Ys Net, Cliqist takes a look at the anniversary celebrations for the long-awaited RPG. (Read More)

Yu Suzuki celebrates Shenmue 3's Kickstarter anniversary with new video

June 30th - via:
The game is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 and PC in December 2017, and continues the journey of Ryo Hazuki as he explores China in search of the the mysterious martial artist who murdered his father. (Read More)

'Shenmue' HD Remaster: SEGA Allegedly 'Investigating' Possible Remake [VIDEO]

May 13th - via:
With Shenmue 3 on the way thanks to an extremely successful Kickstarter project, fans are clamoring for a possible HD remaster of the two games that started it all (Read More)

Shenmue 3 gets screenshots and collects $6M on Kickstarter

February 28th - via:
Shenmue 3 developers unveiled on Saturday a new video showing screenshots and clips of weather and fishing areas of the awaited PS4 and PC title, at the Monaco Anime Game International Conference. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Gets New Screenshots, Upcoming Presentation In Monaco

February 27th - via:
Some new shots of Shenmue 3 show progress of the game's development. (Read More)

Game Kickstarters raise $43,000 on average

February 15th - via:
Last year saw a jump in the amount of money pledged to games on Kickstarter, but the cash was divided between fewer projects. (Read More)

Games helped drive Kickstarter success in 2015, says analyst

February 15th - via:
A new report explains how game projects continued to push Kickstarter in 2015, a best-ever year for the category (and the service) that saw successes like Shenmue III and Yooka-Laylee make serious money. (Read More)

Successful Kickstarter Videogame Campaigns and Analysis for 2015

February 1st - via:
Can you believe it? 2015 is over, and with it, I have managed to gather data on Kickstarter video game campaigns for almost the entirety of the year. (Read More)

The Triple-I Revolution

January 24th - via:
The gaming industry offers more paths to market than ever before. (Read More)

Video Games Raised $46 Million On Kickstarter Last Year

January 14th - via:
Video games took in $46,177,705 on Kickstarter in 2015, according to new stats released today by the crowdfunding company. That’s significantly more than 2014 but not quite as much as Kickstarter made from games in 2013. (Read More)

From Kickstarter and Indiegogo to Fig: How crowdfunding changed gaming

January 13th - via:
Leaders from Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Fig weigh in on how crowdfunding has transformed the landscape of the gaming industry (Read More)

Some People Aren't Happy About This Shenmue 3 Backer Rewards Update

January 4th - via:
Should Kickstarter-exclusive rewards be made available to PayPal "Slacker Backers"? The developer has decided. (Read More)

The biggest crowdfunding campaigns of 2015

December 23rd - via:
People with big dreams are no longer relying on professional investors to fund their ideas. (Read More)

Here Are the Biggest Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2015

December 22nd - via:
Here’s a look back at the five campaigns on each site that raised the most money this year, and where those campaigns are now. (Read More)

Kickstarter Video Game Revenue Increases For 2015, But At What Cost?

December 22nd - via:
Video game crowdfunding has been on the rise in 2015, with Kickstarter revenues surpassing 2014's slump. However, less projects were funded. Why is that? (Read More)

6 of the Biggest Video Game Surprises of 2015

December 20th - via:
Fans of games and series we thought we'd never see again were well-served this year. (Read More)

'Shenmue' Creator Yu Suzuki Says He Still Needs More Money For 'Shenmue 3'

October 5th - via:
When Yu Suzuki took the stage at Sony's E3 press conference to announced a Kickstarter for Shenmue 3, a sequel to a game series few modern gamers have even heard of, few could have predicted just how much money it would raise. In the first two hours it flew past the $1 million mark. By the end of its 30 day campaign, the project had become the highest funded video game Kickstarter of all time, bringing in more than $6 million. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Director Wants More Money for Gorgeous Visuals

October 5th - via:
During an interview with Eurogamer, Shenmue 3 director, Yu Suzuki, says that he needs more money in order to make the game's graphics 'gorgeous visually'. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Director Explains Own Excitement About Continuing The Series, Ryo’s Story Arch

October 5th - via:
Shenmue 3 is one of those games that is going to have a very loyal following when it finally officially launches. (Read More)

Shenmue 3, most funded game on Kickstarter, would like more money please

September 17th - via:
It is not intended to replace or change the goals of the original Kickstarter campaign, but to give the devs another chance to reach their stretch goals. (Read More)

What 8 Successfully Kickstarted Games Can Teach Us About Crowdfunding

September 16th - via:
If we look closely at games that have been fully funded, we can find some lessons on how game studios can succeed at crowdfunding. (Read More)

'Shut up and take my money!': 12 Kickstarter wins

September 4th - via:
If you want to make your idea a reality, you may as well try crowdfunding it -- it worked out well for these folks! (Read More)

Shenmue 3 pulls in three times Kickstarter request, PayPal campaign coming

July 20th - via:
The fundraising Kickstarter for Shenmue 3 wrapped up Friday night with 69,320 people giving $6.3 million to Yu Suzuki and his team to create the third game in the Shenmue trilogy. (Read More)

Before You Get Excited About Shenmue 3 Being the Most Funded Game on Kickstarter

July 20th - via:
Shenmue 3 is the highest funded video game Kickstarter campaign of all time, but that doesn't mean everything is perfect. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 is now Kickstarter’s most funded video game

July 18th - via:
On June 11th, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night — the latest project from long-time Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi — became the most funded game in Kickstarter history, racking up $5,545,991 by the time the campaign was complete. But the record didn't last long: today Shenmue 3 has taken the crown as Kickstarter's biggest video game. (Read More)

This is how 'Shenmue 3' raked in over $6 million on Kickstarter

July 18th - via:
Records, like rules, were made to be broken. Shenmue 3's Kickstarter campaign recently wrapped and upon doing so it set the bar for video-game projects. (Read More)

Last minute Twitch festivities!

July 17th - via:
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone! As we announced, Yu Suzuki himself, and more project members, will be appearing on Twitch again to celebrate the final hours of Shenmue 3 Kickstarter project. Last minute shoutout for all the Shenmue fans to... (Read More)

$39 Digital Upgrade & Collector’s Shenmue Character Busts

July 16th - via:
Happy Shenmue to You!  Here we go, the final rewards for the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter! This is your absolutely last chance to get these Kickstarter only rewards and help #SaveShenmue !!!  SAVE SHENMUE DIGITAL UPGRADE - $39 Kickstarter exclusive... (Read More)

Yu Suzuki: It’s time to make our dream of Shenmue III a reality.

July 16th - via:
Hello Backers and Shenmue Fans Everywhere!  Yes, we are now down to the final 24 hours of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter! Everyone has been working so hard to make this project a success, so Yu Suzuki would like to give a special message of thanks and... (Read More)

Cédric Biscay: Shenmue Through and Through

July 16th - via:
Bonjour fans de Shenmue! We one more very important person to introduce. Co-producer and longtime Shenmue fan, Cédric Biscay. Here is a little Q & A to get us all acquainted. Could you introduce by yourself to all of the Shenmue fans out there?... (Read More)

Masaya Matsukaze Confirmed & Monaco Meeting Upgrade

July 16th - via:
Greeting Shenmue Allied Forces!   We have been getting a lot of questions asking if Masaya Matsukaze will be the Japanese voice of Ryo for Shenmue 3. Yes, it is official, Mr. Matsukaze will be reprising his role as the voice of Ryo! Yu-san said... (Read More)

Mistakes were made with the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

July 16th - via:
But everyone loves Shenmue so it's okay (Read More)

Ryan Payton – The Meaning of Shenmue on Kickstarter

July 15th - via:
Shenmue Salutations! Here we are with two days left! This month has been quite a journey, and just like our hero Ryo, we have fought hard battles and made new friends along the way. None of us can doubt we have been brought together by the love we... (Read More)

Shenmue III at $4.9M pledged as Kickstarter campaign nears close, 3rd highest ever for a game

July 15th - via:
Yu Suzuki’s new startup Ys Net has received $4.9 million in pledges on its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to develop Shenmue III, the third-highest amount for any video game on the crowdfunding site. (Read More)

New Trailer for Shenmue 3 & NPC Reward Added

July 14th - via:
Greetings Shenmue Family!  We have come to the final three days of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter! Your support and encouragement alone have already made this project a huge success. Thank you!!! But we are not finished yet! It is our pleasure to... (Read More)

#YouaskYu Redo & New Reward

July 14th - via:
Greetings Backers and Shenmue Fans! Yu-san sends a big thanks for all of your questions at #YouaskYu. Lots of game insights and good laughs await below! But first, there is a new reward up for grabs. Your name will be turned into Chinese characters... (Read More)

Shenmue 3 release date, price, price, platforms and info: Shenmue 3 PS4 physical copy added to Kickstarter

July 14th - via:
It's been 14 years since Shenmue 2 but Shenmue 3 is coming and here's all the info including Kickstarter, release date, price and platforms. (Read More)

Poll Results & Fishing Poles

July 13th - via:
Hello Everyone! Poll results from your favorite character and mini-game are in, with an outstanding 14,751 people replying! Some questions were not answered by all of the respondents, but it is pretty easy to see where loyalties lay!  The winner for... (Read More)

Masaya Matsukaze Back with More

July 11th - via:
Hello Everyone, Thank you for all of your #YouaskYu questions! All of the questions and answers from today's session will be posted on a later update. Keep your unasked questions safe, because Yu-san will return on #YouaskYu! *** *** *** Masaya... (Read More)

Capsule Figure Blowout and more!

July 10th - via:
Shenmue Salutations!   New rewards are here! Celebrate Shenmue's return by being there yourself in word or toy!   SHENMUE GUESTBOOK - $600 Put your name and a 140 character message in the guestbook of a Choubu inn. Write your... (Read More)

New Shenmue Project Member - Kenji Itoso

July 10th - via:
Hello Everyone! Before we get into our member interview for today, a big thank you to everyone for helping us reach the $4.6M Baisha Battle Event Stretch Goal! Ryo will have a tough battle on his hands with this one!  *** *** *** Today’s interview... (Read More)

More Shenmue than Shenmue

July 9th - via:
Shenmue Salutations!   When Shenmue first came out, it was more real, more life-like than any game to have come before it. One of the people responsible for that feat was architect Manabu Takimoto. As the game environment designer for the Shenmue... (Read More)

Dreams Come True - New Rewards

July 8th - via:
Hello Again Everyone!   Put your stamp on the game with these rewards! Yu Suzuki wanted to include both of these rewards, as they draw from the culture and traditions of the Far East in which the game takes place.  DREAMS COME TRUE - $1,400 Choose... (Read More)

Main Character Designer Kenji Miyawaki pt 2

July 8th - via:
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Shenmue Fans! Kenji Miyawaki is back for the second part of his interview for one look back and one look forward. Kenji talks about how Ryo’s character got his fashion sense, and explains the mysterious character on... (Read More)

New Rewards Added!

July 7th - via:
Hello Everyone! Two new rewards have been added to the line up! Both of these rewards will bring you closer to the world of Shenmue and let you more thoroughly enjoy your Shenmue 3 experience. S3 WORLD TELECOM - $80 Get an international phone card... (Read More)

For the Fans, By the Fans

July 7th - via:
Hello Everyone!!!  It has been a long 14 years that fans have been waiting for a Shenmue sequel, but in that time a vibrant community grew—creating, sharing and keeping the faith. Because you have been there even after all of this time, we have... (Read More)

Shenmue creator grateful for making a sequel, even if Kickstarter doesn’t raise $10 million

July 6th - via:
Shenmue 3 would be a better realised game if the Kickstarter campaign manages to raise $10 million. And if it doesn’t, creator Yu Suzuki will not be disappointed. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 tops Torment to become second most funded Kickstarter

July 6th - via:
First is the recent Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night ($5.5M), which Shenmue 3 ($4.4M) could reach in the next 11 days in its campaign, though that seems unlikely. (Read More)

'Shenmue 3' PS4 Physical Version Reward Confirmed On Kickstarter

July 5th - via:
The people have been heard. With the 'Shenmue 3' Kickstarter a little more than halfway done, the developers have announced a much-requested backer reward, a physical copy for PS4 players. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter updated to include PS4 physical disk

July 5th - via:
The phenomenon known as the Shenmue 3 kickstarter has just gotten even more incredible with the latest announcement that donors will be eligible for a physical copy of the PS4 version of the game. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 promises on-disc release for PlayStation 4

July 5th - via:
Shenmue 3 will see a physical-copy release on a console, the game's developers told Kickstarter backers this weekend. Contributing $60 to the game's development now delivers four options (Read More)

Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign adds Physical Copy tier for PS4 version

July 4th - via:
Yu Suzuki and the team behind the Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign have announced that backers interested in a physical copy of the game for the PS4 can now obtain one if they pledge $60 or more. (Read More)

'Shenmue 3' Kickstarter will offer PS4 copies on disc

July 4th - via:
It's safe to say people are excited about Shenmue 3: Just 48 hours after legendary developer Yu Suzuki launched a crowdfunding campaign, the game smashed its $2 million fundraising goal, pulling in more than $4 million, and setting a couple Kickstarter records in the process. (Read More)

I AM SHENMUE 3 Additional Rewards & #YouaskYu Recap

July 3rd - via:
Hello Shenmue Fans throughout the World!   More I AM SHENMUE 3 Rewards have been added, timed better for Shenmue fans across across the globe. There were lots of comments from the European Shenmue community saying they woke up to find all the... (Read More)

PlayStation 4 Physical Reward Confirmed!

July 3rd - via:
Hello backers, Shenmue fans & PS4 gamers! The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter proudly announces the addition of the PlayStation 4 Physical Copy Reward. This is one of the most requested items on the list, and we are very happy to be able to include the... (Read More)

New Rewards Now Up!

July 3rd - via:
Greetings Shenmuers! So, who wants to be in Shenmue 3? Here is your chance to get in the game and be a Shenmue superstar! Also! More dinner parties with Yu Suzuki have been added. One will be in Monaco, and one will be in Los Angeles. Dine with the... (Read More)

Changing the Game – an Interview with Hiroaki Takeuchi

July 3rd - via:
Hello Everyone! Yu Suzuki’s power of imagination, and the genius to bring it all together, has manifested itself time and again with every work of art he has produced. His vision for the future of entertainment-- the concept that was Shenmue--was... (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Adds PS4 Physical Version for $60, Many Other Rewards

July 3rd - via:
Shenmue 3 Kickstarter PS4 Physical Disc Release $60 PC: One of the most requested items for the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter, Ys Net confirmed that a physical PlayStation 4 Kickstarter Backer's Edition of the game is being offered as a Reward. (Read More)

Shenmue III Kickstarter adds PS4 physical copy reward

July 3rd - via:
"Special Backer Edition" available with $60 backing. (Read More)

To the Sea and the Continent Beyond

July 2nd - via:
Hello Everyone!  The power of Shenmue’s music was undoubtedly one of the big reasons that made the Shenmue series such a memorable experience. One of men responsible for this great achievement, is Ryuji Iuchi.  The composer of "Shenhua's Theme,"... (Read More)

Corey Marshall back for 3!!!

July 1st - via:
Hello Everyone! Just in! Corey Marshall, the actor who did the English voice acting for the main character Ryo in Shenmue 1 & 2, is now confirmed for Shenmue 3!  The support for Mr. Marshall to reprise his role as Ryo has been just... (Read More)

Shenmue's english language voice actor reprises his role as Ryo

July 1st - via:
Shenmue and its sequel's english language versions starred Corey Marshall as Ryo Hazuki, and it's just been confirmed that Marshall will reprise his role in Shenmue 3. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Will Have Original Voice Actor For Ryo

July 1st - via:
What other kinds of perks are going to pop up? (Read More)

'Shenmue III' News: Creator Aiming for $11 Million Stretch Goals on KickStarter

June 30th - via:
Sega's "Shenmue III" video game recently made it to the headlines. The game, which took to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to funding for its development, broke the world record for the fastest video game to raise $1 million dollars through a crowdfunding campaign. "Shenmue III" reached $1 million dollars in a record 1 hour and 42 minutes after the campaign was launched during Sony's E3 press conference. (Read More)

When Shenmue Got its Name

June 29th - via:
Hello Everyone! Today we introduce Masahiro Yoshimoto, the script writer for Shenmue. He has written scripts and screenplays for film and TV, from dramas, to crime, to suspense, to mystery, to period dramas, and for just about every genre there is.... (Read More)

Interview with Shenmue’s Main Character Designer

June 28th - via:
Hello Everyone! Shenmue has a diverse and huge cast of characters. Hundreds of unique personalities, each with their own story, each going about their own lives in the world of Shenmue. Giving these people shape and breathing life into them was... (Read More)

Twitch Recap

June 28th - via:
Hello Everyone! Thank you for joining Yu Suzuki on Twitch on Friday! Many of the big questions from the campaign so far were addressed, so here is a rundown of questions and Mr. Suzuki’s responses: Will there be a physical reward for PS4? This is... (Read More)

Shenmue III: Live Q&A happened last night

June 27th - via:
The post, along with a video, includes some of the thought process behind going to Kickstarter, and how that would effect the games creation. (Read More)

Yu Suzuki is Considering Physical Copies of Shenmue 3 PS4

June 27th - via:
In a livestreamed Q&A, Yu Suzuki said that he's considering physical copies of Shenmue 3 PS4, and will speak to SEGA about Shenmue 1 & 2 remasters. (Read More)

Twitch Stream Going Live Soon!

June 26th - via:
Hello Everyone! Yu Suzuki will be on Twitch to talk Shenmue 3 in about 2 hours at 7:00PM PDT (2:00AM GMT). The official Shenmue 3 Twitch channel is at: See you there!  (Read More)

Shuhei Yoshida Chats With PSLS About Kickstarter and Being a Gamer

June 26th - via:
While PlayStation LifeStyle was part of a group media session with Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida at this year's E3, we were also fortunate enough to get a quick sit down chat with the person many consider to be the most vocal voice of the PlayStation brand. (Read More)

Sony Will Not Receive Any Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Funds

June 26th - via:
Shenmue 3 creator Yu Suzuki clarifies Sony's role in the game's development process, assuring fans that they will not see a dime of the project's Kickstarter funds. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Funding Update

June 26th - via:
Yu Suzuki recently updated Shenmue 3 followers on the funding of Shenmue 3, which is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. (Read More)

The Plan

June 25th - via:
Hello Backers and Shenmue Fans!   So, what about those Stretch Goals? With all of your questions, this couldn't wait any longer! Without further ado, Yu Suzuki talks Stretch Goals: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play... (Read More)

Yu Suzuki on Twitch this Friday

June 25th - via:
Hello Shenmue Fans and soon to be Shenmue Fans! Yu Suzuki will be doing a Twitch stream on Friday, June 26 at 7:00PM PDT (Saturday, June 27 2:00AM GMT).  There is lots of Shenmue to talk about, so look for the Twitch Channel link to be posted with... (Read More)

Shenmue 3 looking ahead to revolutionary open world experience on PS4

June 25th - via:
SHENMUE 3 looks to be pushing the ambitious project powered by kickstarter into a revolutionary open world experience on PS4 and PC. (Read More)

'Shenmue 3' Director Says Kickstarter Money Goes To Development, Not Sony

June 25th - via:
Shenmue 3 creator Yu Suzuki has taken to his Kickstarter page to clear up the confusion about what backers’ donations go toward in the end. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Funding and Budget Statement

June 24th - via:
There have been many questions concerning Shenmue 3’s budget and what outside sources will be added to the money collected through Kickstarter. I apologize for not having been more forthright in this area and would like to take this opportunity to... (Read More)

E3 2015 - The Year Crowdfunding Took Over

June 24th - via:
Cliqist takes a look at the crowdfunding revolution that took place at E3 2015. (Read More)

Yu Suzuki speaks up on Shenmue 3's budget, Sony's support and more

June 24th - via:
Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki took to Kickstarter today in an attempt to address concerns about the budget and co-funding of his next project, Shenmue 3. (Read More)

Who’s Your Favorite Shenmue Character?

June 23rd - via:
Hello Shenmue Backers! Today we have special backer only poll to see who the most popular Shenmue character is. So confident are we, Ryo? Think you got this one in the bag, do you? We’ll just see now, won’t we? By voting, the top ranked character... (Read More)

Shenmue 3: Suzuki wants $10M from Kickstarter

June 22nd - via:
Shenmue 3 looks to be actually happening, but in order for creator Yu Suzuki to achieve his full vision he needs a lot of support from crowdfunding backers (Read More)

One more week closer to III

June 21st - via:
Greetings Shenmue Fans Everywhere! It has been a very emotional week! Tears of joy have been shed, hugs and heartfelt stories have been shared, and shouts of, “(explicative) Shenmue!” reverberate from every corner of the internet. Your unwavering... (Read More)

'Shenmue' Creator Yu Suzuki Talks 'Shenmue 3' Kickstarter Stretch Goals, Future Of The Franchise

June 21st - via:
'Shenmue' might continue, but only if the third installment goes well. (Read More)

Sony will be involved in marketing and production for Shenmue 3

June 21st - via:
Many fans were confused after learning about Sony's direct involvement in Shenmue 3, but it's simpler than you may think. (Read More)

What Kickstarter Video Game Campaigns Launched June 14 - 20?

June 21st - via:
Cliqist takes a look at all 24 Kickstarter video game campaigns that launched last week. From the great to the awful. (Read More)

New Reddit Posting!

June 20th - via:
Hello everyone, My apologies for the new posting. Here is the new link: I will try and answer the top questions populated on the first post as much as possible. Thank you very... (Read More)

Yu Suzuki on Reddit Soon!

June 19th - via:
Hi Everyone! Yu Suzuki will be on Reddit in a couple of hours at 9:30 PM PDT.  Yu-san wants to answer as many questions as possible. Please follow these rules to make it go smoothly: Ask only one question per post. Keep your question short and... (Read More)

Your Daily Programming

June 19th - via:
Hello to Everyone around the World! The Shenmue Carnival is in full swing now! Invite your friends to the party and keep sharing the news. Shout it from the streets to the mountains that Shenmue is back! Today we have an interview from the main... (Read More)

Sony admits backing Shenmue 3, which has $3m pledged on Kickstarter

June 19th - via:
Legendary Sega game series Shenmue is to receive a third installment thanks to a $3m-and-rising Kickstarter campaign. But now we find out that Sony is a 'partner' in the game, investing an 'undisclosed budget' despite no mention on the game's pleas for crowdfunding. What gives? (Read More)

The Jacket & More

June 18th - via:
RYO'S JACKET - REPLICA  $3,000-We have created this very special reward due to popular demand. If you were kicking yourself for missing the Original, this is your chance! Not just any replica of Ryo's trademark leather jacket. This is a Yu Suzuki... (Read More)

...and Shenmue 3 begins

June 18th - via:
Hello Shenmuers! Thanks to everyone backing, supporting, and getting the word out. Every retweet and repost will bring more backers, and more backers means more Shenmue 3. Yes, we are at day four of the Kickstarter of the Shenmue of the century. And... (Read More)

Shenmue 3 takes Kickstarter record from Torment: Tides of Numenera

June 18th - via:
We knew Shenmue 3 went gangbusters on Kickstarter, but not quite how gangbusters. (Read More)

Stretch Goals Revealed!

June 17th - via:
Hello Everyone!   Thank you everyone for all of your wonderful comments! Hearing everyone's stories and seeing everyone's reactions is what this all about. Shenmue means so much to so many people and we hope everyone keeps spreading the love. There... (Read More)

Thank You Ryan!

June 17th - via:
Epic thanks to Ryan Payton for everything he has done for us and for Shenmue.  It was Ryan who really pushed Yu-san to do a Kickstarter for Shenmue 3. His support and consul have been instrumental in making the dream of a Shenmue sequel a reality,... (Read More)

Shenmue 3 hits US$2m Kickstarter goal in 12 hours

June 17th - via:
The anticipated RPG makes early bank. (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter hits $3 million, all four $10K reward tiers filled

June 17th - via:
The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter is set to hit its $3.2 million stretch goal soon, because as of press time, backers have already pledged $3 million to the project. And $40,000 of the figure was doled out by four folks pledging at the $10,000 tier. (Read More)

You need Shenmue? Shenmue needs You!

June 16th - via:
Happy Day 2 Everyone! That was an AMAZING first day! And we have only just started! There are still so may stops to make, so let's keep this ship steaming on. Throughout the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign, we will have a whole carnival of everything... (Read More)

Keep Those You Love

June 16th - via:
Beloved Shenmue Fans Around The World! Thank you so much everyone! You have spoken and the message has been heard loud and clear. We want Shenmue! We have reached our funding goal of $2 million! But! We have Stretch Goals all lined up to make this... (Read More)


June 16th - via:
Joyous Greetings Shenmue Fans! If you missed the announcement at the E3 Sony press conference--yes, this is Kickstarter for Shenmue 3, let there be no doubt! Fans everywhere have called for this day, and now the time has finally come. It has been an... (Read More)

Shenmue 3 Raises More Than $1M On Kickstarter In Less Than Three Hours

June 16th - via:
Fans let out a collective squeal of joy when Shenmue 3 was announced at Sony’s E3 conference and then rushed to pledge their support on Kickstarter. In just three hours, the campaign has raised more than $1.36 million, more than half of its $2 million goal, from about 16,000 backers. (Read More)

Shenmue III coming to PC via Kickstarter

June 16th - via:
When Microsoft made the announcement that they’d be adopting some kind of Early Access process for the Xbone, I joked that one of the other major publishers would use their conference to announce a Kickstarter. And so.. (Read More)

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