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E3: Shenmue 3 is coming with some help from Sony and it's already crushing Kickstarter records

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Jun 2015 23:04 User comments (5)

E3: Shenmue 3 is coming with some help from Sony and it's already crushing Kickstarter records Legendary Yu Suzuki has unveiled that the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series is in the works, via crowdfunding giant Kickstarter.
Reads the page: "Shenmue 3 is the 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.

•Shenmue 3 will have familiar elements from its predecessors and new fight mechanics to achieve a new level of interactive storytelling.
•If this project reaches its funding goal, Shenmue 3 will be available on the PS4 and PC.
•Our ambition is to deliver a Shenmue experience that will draw in newcomers to the series and reward diehard fans with its deep story and rich gameplay.

Where we left off... Ryo Hazuki has made his way to China in search of his father's killer. There he meets a new travelling companion, Shenhua, and learns of a legend from her village that has foretold their path together.

The story continues as Ryo and Shenhua start off on a new journey that will take them farther into enemy territory, deeper into mystery, and ever closer to their destiny.

Will the mystery of the mirrors be revealed? How is Ryo's father connected to all of this? Will Ryo track down the Chi You Men cartel and face Lan Di in a final showdown?"


Fans have been begging for a sequel since 2001 and now they will get one, currently scheduled for December 2017. With thirty days to go in the funding campaign, the game has already raised $2.8 million, well above its required $2 million.

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5 user comments

117.6.2015 11:04

More Jap crap!

Slow, turn-based, hit points-style game like Final Fantasy. Except FF has a tried and true following which people engage due to graphics, playability AND STORY.

I saw Shenmue 2, how boring.

But I guess there are a boat load of boring people that want this.

217.6.2015 11:32

Slow, turn-based? What??!! It's not even turn based!! It has a virtua fighter fighting system....I can't say anymore...

317.6.2015 18:50

Originally posted by mo0c0w:
Slow, turn-based? What??!! It's not even turn based!! It has a virtua fighter fighting system....I can't say anymore...
I stand corrected on the turn-based notion. I assumed based on videos from the previous games. Besides, MOST Jap games are turn-based. FF is.

None-the-less, it's still lame-assed Jap crap. BOOORRRRRINNNNG!


I could imagine chester the molester really getting into this game.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Jun 2015 @ 18:53

420.6.2015 18:01

Originally posted by hearme0:
More Jap crap!

Slow, turn-based, hit points-style game like Final Fantasy. Except FF has a tried and true following which people engage due to graphics, playability AND STORY.

I saw Shenmue 2, how boring.

But I guess there are a boat load of boring people that want this.
Shenmue was fking amazing. if you've never played the game back in the DC days then please keep your mouth shut on things you know nothing about.

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524.6.2015 5:05

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by hearme0:
More Jap crap!

Slow, turn-based, hit points-style game like Final Fantasy. Except FF has a tried and true following which people engage due to graphics, playability AND STORY.

I saw Shenmue 2, how boring.

But I guess there are a boat load of boring people that want this.
Shenmue was fking amazing. if you've never played the game back in the DC days then please keep your mouth shut on things you know nothing about.
Exactly! Well said :)

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