At E3 2015, Sony blew our minds by inviting special guests onto the stage to reveal new announcements of games we’ve been dreaming of for years. One of those magical moments including bringing bring Yu Suzuki to the stage and officially reveal Shenmue 3 and get us hyped for the Kickstarter for it.
On July 17th the Kickstarter finished with an incredible $6,333,296 pledged from 69,320 backers. The stretch goals to make the game that Yu want’s us to play went up to $11m. Well now there’s a 2nd chance to throw more money towards Shenmue 3 and to get yourself a physical copy of the game for PS4 (plus numerous other rewards based on your Paypal donation) as the PayPal funding site for Shenmue 3 has gone live.
Project Update #45
Thanks to your support, Shenmue III became the most funded video game on Kickstarter with 69,320 people helping to bring back the Shenmue series back to life. However, there are so many people told us they could not pledge on Kickstarter, or could not make the deadline, and have asked for a PayPal page for another opportunity to contribute to Shenmue III. So here we go!
The Slacker Backer period will continue through December 31st. While the full game will be completed as promised with the use of the funding collected on Kickstarter, any additional funding collected here will go towards reaching the Stretch Goals to make the game even bigger and deeper.The three month window was set to allow a long enough time to for everyone who wants to support Shenmue III to do so, but short enough to keep the release date on track.
The PayPal page will feature a selection of rewards from the Kickstarter campaign including the Trial Version and the Collector’s Edition. If you missed out on the Kickstarter, you still have a chance to be part of the Shenmue legacy!
Surveys, add-ons and upgrades
Surveys are not quite ready yet, but they will be going out during this Slacker Backer campaign. Once the survey system is up and running, add-ons and upgrades will be available for existing Kickstarter backers. We will of course keep you posted here on the Updates page with all the developments.
So if you missed out on the Kickstarter and fancy a physical copy of the game come December 2017, you have another chance. Another chance to help make Shenmue 3 be the game we all want.