We'll kick off this update with some brand new production stills from our recent trip to LA. We were able to get some cool behind the scenes access at the studio where the english voices for Shenmue 3 are being recorded. Here we see Corey Marshall, the voice of everyones favourite protagonist, doing his thing!
Isaac and Randall had a great time. Unfortunately Adam - our resident Shenmue fan and co-director of the documentary - is busy with editing so he wasn't able to attend :(
We posted this image on social media about a week ago. This is what his evenings look like.
A few of the Japanese interviews have been translated into English so we know what is being said. The rest are slowly coming in - but we have plenty to work with in the mean time. We will eventually refine all of this down to about a 6 hour cut, and slowly revise from there until we hit 90 minutes or so. We may not have anything interesting to post next month because we will still be editing!
Now for some not so great news...
I think it's safe to say we jumped the gun a little too early with June for our target release date. If all goes well we will probably be nearing picture lock around then, but after that comes sound mixing, motion graphics, colouring, and then finally to print. Thats a huge feat to pull off so we are making the call now that it will need to be pushed back. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news; with most Kickstarter projects a delay is to be expected and sometimes is even a right of passage. It happens. We are just 4 guys trying to make this little passion project come to life and deliver it to all of you who helped make it possible.
So long for now! We'll keep doing our thing and keeping you all informed on the status of the project. Monaco is next month so Im sure a lot of you are excited for what's in store. We won't be there (editing, obviously) nor are we privy to what is being shown, but it should be exciting nonetheless.