Thanks, I actually bought the frame myself, I only got the print as part of my rewards :)
Some more pictures of the inside of the artbook, in case people don't want to open theirs:
Finally, a secret message on the inside cover, that isn't present in the digital version. The messages read...
My rewards so far, waiting for the replica jacket to come sometime next year I believe.
Found some interesting things while unwrapping all the items, you can see for yourself in the Shenmue Photos (@shenmue_photos) Twitter account over the next few days.
Hey guys, not sure if others have noticed, but Ryo's Message reward is available on Fangamer downloads page for those that have backed it. I've uploaded it to Youtube here:
Very touching, and sounds like Ryo's not giving up Shenmue 4 either!
Wow amazing gift set, lucky sod whoever wins it, hopefully me :)
Question for Ryuji Iuchi
How did you come up with the track concepts, were the story and scenarios/locations shown to you by the directors? Also a lot of the Shenmue music is "gentle/ambience", was that a request by the...
Would be interesting to see if the storytelling for S4 can be improved following on from this series, as it was a weak point for S3 for sure.
Also any speculation whether there will be a Japanese version?
I doubt the funding for this is going to detract from IV, it's probably sourced elsewhere. Personally I think it's a good move for introducing the series to those not familiar with the games but are interested in an epic Kung Fu story and anime.