A long delayed dream comes a step closer to reality.
Shenmue 3 has just passed $4.7 million on Kickstarter at the time of this writing, making it the second most funded game ever on Kickstarter. Shenmue 3 surpassed Torment: Rides of Numeria’s $4.4 million funding record on July 7th. Now Shenmue 3 is only about three quarters of a million off Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night’s record of $5.5 million. There’s a possibility even that record will be broken, as Shenmue 3’s Kickstarter campaign will be finished next week.
Another important stage in the game’s development however, is the announcement of an English and Japanese website for Shenmue 3. The website includes the game’s reveal trailer, a community section and interviews. Though the site doesn’t reveal anything majorly new, it should surely be a place where new developments on the third chapter of Ryo Hazuki’s Vengeance-seeking, sailor-searching quest will be announced. There’s also a neat little poem regarding the game:
The gentle and somber Shenhua, and Ryo, jacketed in fearlessness,
Are reunited and reborn in Shenmue 3.
Get swept along with them on this uplifting journey.
This is the new era of Shenmue.
Shenmue 3 will also be recieving funds from the sale of official Shenmue Limited Edition art prints, created by the concept artist behind The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: John Sweeny. Until the 17th, all sales of this artwork will go towards the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter. If you want to support the game and grab some cool artwork, check it out!
Shenmue 3 will be released on an as yet confirmed date on PlayStation 4 and PC. Shenmue 3’s kickstarter campaign will be finished next week, which will liekly mean new developemts will be forthcoming about the title. Stay tuned to HPP for for more details on everyone’s favorite long-delayed trilogy concluding title!