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OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:41 am
by Brotherman
In a strange appearance for an E3 stage reveal, Yu Suzuki — creator of many Sega classics, including Shenmue — revealed a Kickstarter for Shenmue 3. The game isn't being funded by Sony ... in fact, it's being funded by fans on its Kickstarter page, so it's not clear exactly why this was a stage presence.

Shenmue was hugely anticipated and was first released for Sega's doomed Dreamcast console in 1999. A sequel was released for both Dreamcast and Xbox two years later, but left the series unfinished. A conclusion to the series has been widely anticipated since then.

The $29 Kickstarter tier rewards backers with a copy on either PC or PlayStation 4. No other console platforms are mentioned, and the game's stretch goals — which extend all the way up to $4 million — don't include any other platforms. The project has already exceeded $100,000 in just the first minutes of its month-long campaign, though its total has jumped around erratically for various Polygon staff, presumably owing to the page's popularity.

http://www.polygon.com/e3-2015/2015/6/1 ... ickstarter



HOLY CRAP!!! :help:

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:08 am
by Ash
I really didn't see that coming. Two million is quite a bit, but it's already more than halfway there, and 31 days left to go.

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:51 pm
by Brotherman
Sony has reached its target of $2m (£1.3m) to fund the making of Shenmue III within hours of launching a Kickstarter campaign.

The countdown to the start of the fund-raising campaign took place on stage during the Sony press conference at E3.

The press event also saw Sony announce that long-awaited game The Last Guardian would soon be released.

Open world action games Shenmue I and II are well-known among gamers and are often on lists of all-time best games.

Creator Yu Suzuki appeared on stage at the Sony event to say that he chose to crowd-fund the project to let fans have more of a role in bringing the game to life.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33144515


:sayprayers: :help:

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:45 pm
by Agent Of Fortune
This is so great. Can't believe it is happening. I just keep expecting it to all be some sort of trick. There have been too many times where we've had the rug pulled out from under us.

On a side note, from Kickstarter's Twitter. Looks like we crashed KickStarter: :o
"Site performance is back up to speed. We're still monitoring everything. We've never seen anything like this. Thanks for your patience! #E3"

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:49 pm
by Yukupo
Thought I was going to wake up this morning and this wouldn't be real anymore. Good thing I was wrong!

:shock: :help: :shock: :help: :shock: :help: :shock: :help: :shock:

:D :D :D :D :D

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:09 pm
by Brotherman
It hasn't completely hit me yet. The last few years I've become num to any rumors. Ironically, Sega wasn't even at E3 this year. Maybe they should have stop coming to E3 years ago. :P :violin:

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:55 pm
by Tim Surway
Remarkable, simply remarkable!

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:43 pm
by Yukupo
I have to keep checking back on the kickstarter to make sure its still real.

I'm gonna be like this for a while. :help:

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:56 pm
by Ash
Tim Surway wrote:Remarkable, simply remarkable!


Hello. :D

Not sure if I'm the only one, but I can't see this topic on the Index page; it looks like the last post was made on the 2nd of June?

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:04 pm
by Brotherman
Ash wrote:
Tim Surway wrote:Remarkable, simply remarkable!


Hello. :D

Not sure if I'm the only one, but I can't see this topic on the Index page; it looks like the last post was made on the 2nd of June?


Yeah, I noticed the same thing. Not sure why it's doing that. :|

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:14 pm
by Tim Surway
Brotherman wrote:
Ash wrote:
Tim Surway wrote:Remarkable, simply remarkable!


Hello. :D

Not sure if I'm the only one, but I can't see this topic on the Index page; it looks like the last post was made on the 2nd of June?


Yeah, I noticed the same thing. Not sure why it's doing that. :|


Hey Ash :D Always said I'd become active again if Shenmue 3 was announced. No other active forums online now other than the dojo really...

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:21 pm
by Ash
Yeah, it's a shame that just about all of the other Shenmue sites faded away. :(

It's been ages since we last spoke, how are you doing? :D

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:03 pm
by Tim Surway
100 times better after today. I was still reeling from game of thrones the night before but this news was even more unexpected! How's things with you?

I've been desperately trying to find some trace of the old Net/Harbour forums today but to no avail. Looks like that's dust in the wind.

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:13 pm
by Yukupo
http://www.twitch.tv/playstation/v/6249998

Sony's partnership is confirmed! At about 57 minutes they're talking with Yu Suzuki and Sony. "We set the goal at 2 million dollars and if the fans come in and back it, then absolutely we're going to make this a reality."

EDIT:
Trimmed video with just the interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPgiRIR07qU

Re: OFFICIAL SHENMUE III KICKSTARTER ANNOUNCED!!!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:21 am
by Brotherman
Looks like I'll be getting an PS4 in the future. :clap: Thank-you Sony.