Update #85: Survey Info #2: $7M stretch goal reached!


Jul 23, 2018
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Shenmue II
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the waiting game.
Hello Backers!

With the combined Kickstarter and Slacker Backer campaigns, we have reached the $7M stretch goal! Having reached this goal, the Battle System Expanded: AI Battling will be included! Thank you so much for your support!!  

Battle System Expanded: AI Battling   

This control system lets you automatically unleash the perfect technique in response to the opponent's positioning and distance. R&D for this system is based on Yu Suzuki's concept for players who are not used to fighting games or for those who want a full immersion battle experience. This battle system is highly compatible with, and will be an extension to the current battle system.


The Slacker Backer and Fangamer upgrade & add-on campaigns are still underway, so don't miss out!        

And please make sure to get your survey in! Thank you!!

Add-on & Upgrade Announcement

The Toy Capsule Box Set is now available through Fangamer! Get the Ryo, Shenhua, Chai and Forklift set as either an add-on or upgrade. Alright! Have some more fun!


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PC & PS4 Physical Version Disc Data

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*An internet connection is a planned requirement for the purposes of game updates and reward activation.

That's the breaking news! The team would again like to thank you all for your wonderful support! See you next update!

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Shenmue 3 Backer Survey

Backer surveys are now underway. For information on your survey, please see the email sent to you by Fangamer. Shenmue 3 can only be completed with your responses! Thank you for your cooperation!!

Please complete or make any necessary changes to your survey by these dates.

・August 13 (MON) 2018: Last day of Slacker Backer campaign, reward upgrades and add-ons

・September 30 (SUN) 2018: Surveys close

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System Requirements for PC Version


OS: Windows 7x64, Windows 8x64, Windows 10x64 (64-bit OS Required)

Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better (DirectX 11 card & VRAM 2GB Required)

DirectX: Version 11

Network: Broadband internet connection

Storage: 100 GB available space

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That screenshot makes my snake go doki-doki.
I really want to see the new screenshot in motion to see how the new battle system works.
This is a triumph! I'm proud of the community pushing for that 7m stretch goal. I'm really confident that YSnet will be able to make a game their proud of :) - Thanks to everyone who chipped in :)
That image is pure Shenmue. It's all coming together.
i love the blur in this image... it looks just right, not overdoing it like Shenmue II X.
but with Shenmue the animations are crucial. because it's a very interactive fully-animated experience. so i need to see everything in motion before i can judge anything from Ryo simply walking around and interacting with his surroundings to the fights it needs to be carefully animated with the right sense of weight for Ryo's movements.
I would love it if we got to $7.5 million, but it took so long to get this far since the Slacker Backer opened. I don't think we will make it, personally. And I would love to know how much this is really helping since Deep Silver joined as publisher. I would like to think we get all of the stretch goals.
I think it depends on how many people are left who want to upgrade.

It's around 400k left so that would require a significant amount of upgrades to make it. Remember since 2015 an extra 700k has come in which shouldn't be sniffed at.
True, but we only have sixteen days left. I would love for it to skyrocket, but I don't think it is going to happen.
I'm estimating around another 100k tops.

If we somehow hit 7.5 million it would be amazing but as you said it's not long left now. Most people will have upgraded already, though the new 450 tier may take in some more funds.

Deep Silvers investment must be significant.
I hope so! Also wondering if partnering with Deep Silver changes anything they had going with Sony at the beginning of the Kickstarter. I guess we will never know, but I hope we see some major promotion on Sony's online presence when a release date is finally announced.
I know with the trailer Sony pushed it quite hard and it got over a million views in the end.

Originally Sony were going to help with marketing and I think there's a page for it on their website.

Deep Silver I know came in as a publisher and have (I think anyway) invested in the development. Since they have taken over the updates are much more professional I think
I'm estimating around another 100k tops.

If we somehow hit 7.5 million it would be amazing but as you said it's not long left now. Most people will have upgraded already, though the new 450 tier may take in some more funds.

Deep Silvers investment must be significant.

It's not just Deep Silver who is financing Shenmue 3. Shibuya Productions has raised also significant capital. Additionally, the local Japanese publisher (most likely Spike Chunsoft) will also be contributing to the game's funding.

I'd estimate the final numbers for Shenmue 3 development to be somewhere in the range of $12.5 Million - $15 Million.