Shenmue 3 Release Date and Premiere

Shenmue 3 release date

Shenmue 3 release date has not been yet specified. But there are details about the upcoming Shenmue 3 premiere on Kickstarter.

Sony announced during its press conference in the exhibition E3 2015 the Kickstarter campaign of the adventure game Shenmue 3. The game has already broken the record and appeared in the Guinness Book of Records. The game crowd-founding campaign received $ 1 million in just 102 minutes since the start of Kickstarter’s campaign so became the fastest money gathering game in the history of crowd funding.

The world record of Shenmue 3:

The previous record belonged to the role-playing game Torment: Tides of Numenera, which took 6 hours and 5 minutes to get the same amount in 2013. Among the projects of all categories this Kickstarter game ranked second on the speed of fees – to leave the game Pebble Time that got $ 1 million for 46 minutes, it was not possible.

It is necessary to continue the development of new Shenmue part. The studio plans to gather $ 2 million during the next 8 hours and at the time of this post for more than $40,000. The Kickstarter users have donated more than $ 3.1 million. With this result, it occupies seventh place in the list of the most successful video game at Kickstarter, ahead of role-playing game Wasteland 2 ($ 2.9 million).

For 29 days, during which the campaign will continue, Shenmue 3 may rise even to the higher place in the ranking. It is not excluded that it will replace from the first position Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from the creator of Castlevania that gathered $ 5.5 million during a week.

Shuhei Yoshida is the creative director of Shenmue series. As you know, the idea of Kickstarter for Shenmue 3 campaign was prompted fans and journalists by themselves. Sony with its own initiative decided to help the project with the promotion of the game of Suzuki and it is included in its program of the press conference.

Shenmue 3 release date has not been yet specified

“The rights to belong to the series of SEGA, – said Yoshida. – Suzuki somehow managed to persuade the company to allow him to leave the game on Kickstarter. We really liked the project, and we decided to support it, announcing the beginning of the fees at our conference. It’s a great PR-move. ”

Yoshida also said that the success of projects such as Shenmue 3 and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night can inspire other developers to resurrect the classic gaming series. “I hope that the Japanese developers, especially those who in the past engaged in the development of console games, followed by encouraging examples of Igarashi and Suzuki,” – he added.

The goals of Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign:

Shenmue 3 already reached five additional goals (including a translation into Italian, French, German and Spanish languages). In the case of achieving new marks in her system will Rapport, which adds depth to the plot, characters and interactivity; Tree skills Skill Tree System; Additional mini-games, events, tasks, and other content in the settlement called Baisha; and the new Character Perspective System, which will allow the game to see the world through the eyes of different characters.

Shenmue 3 release date is scheduled for December 2017.

Shenmue 3 release date is expected at two platforms – PC and PlayStation 4.

There are possible HD-remakes or re-mastered versions of Shenmue 1 and 2 on next-gen consoles and PC.

What are you waiting from Shenmue 3 release date?

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