Shenmue 3 hits Kickstarter, needs $2 million and will quickly get it

Yu Suziki announces Shenmue 3, which requires $2 million on Kickstarter in order to get made.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Jun 15 2015 9:59 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:06 PM CST

E3 2015 - During the Sony E3 press conference, Shenmue 3 made announced. Shenmue 3 has its own hashtag on Twitter as #SaveShenmue, which has hit Kickstarter where it will be securing $2 million.

Shenmue 3 hits Kickstarter, needs $2 million and will quickly get it | TweakTown.com

At the time of writing, it was at $762,862 but even after a few minutes I refreshed the page to see it at $782,325 - which means it's raising around $20,000 every 2-3 minutes at this point in time. There are over 9000 backers so far, with Shenmue 3 being a "true sequel to the classic open world action RPG games, Shenmue and Shenmue 2. Created for modern platforms (PC and PlayStation 4) and built in Unreal 4, Shenmue 3 will continue the legacy of Shenmue".

20 minutes after writing this story, the pledges have reached $942,369 - so close to $200,000 has been raised in 20 minutes... Wow.

There are three $10,000 pledges with one of them gone already, with $10,000 buying you a dinner with Yu Suzuki himself, as well as the original scripts from Shenmue 1 and 2.

NEWS SOURCE:kickstarter.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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