Backer Update for May
This month we are happy to announce a new member to the Shenmue III team—Toshihiko Masada. Toshihiko stands on the forefront of the animation industry, with... Read more
Before getting into the main part of the update, we would like to respond to two issues brought up by the community—the Shenmue III logo... Read more
Motion Capture and Care Packages
The season of the cherry blossoms is here, and as the flowers bloom and rain their pink petals across Japan, Shenmue III turns forward, making progress and new... Read more
您好中国! Greetings to China!
We've got a news for you today. We are launching the official Shenmue III Chinese language website, which will continue crowdfunding with the addition of Alipay.
Since the... Read more
MAGIC in Monaco
Today, Shibuya Productions is holding the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) where Yu Suzuki will be giving a presentation on Shenmue III and unveiling some new screen... Read more
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Thanks to Shenmue fans everywhere, 2015 saw the start of Shenmue III. 2016 will be a year with noses to the grindstone to make the next installment... Read more
Rewards Poll Redo, Slacker Backer Extension & Guinness WR
Season’s Greetings Everyone!
Here we are, the last (and very important) announcements before the magical year that was 2015 comes to a close!
Reward Poll Redo
In the last update... Read more
CHUAPPX Expo Review & PayPal Rewards Poll
There are two items on the agenda today. The first is question for you regarding the availability of Kickstarter rewards on PayPal and the second is a recap... Read more
Month 3 Progress Report
Yes, we are in the third month of development of Shenmue 3. The story and scenarios are now out of the planning stage and it is time to... Read more
Message Reply System Outage
We are currently experiencing a technical malfunction with the Kickstarter messaging service. We cannot confirm if our replies are getting back to you, and we are also not... Read more
One more chance to make history with Shenmue III!
Thanks to your support, Shenmue III became the most funded video game on Kickstarter with 69,320 people helping to bring back the Shenmue series back to life.... Read more
Progress Interview with Yu Suzuki
It has been a while since our last post here on Update section. Sorry everyone! We are sure many of your concerns right now boil down to,... Read more
Thank you from Yu Suzuki
On July 17th, the Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue III drew to a finish. Because of you, the backers and the fans, Shenmue III set the Guinness record for the fastest... Read more
Last minute Twitch festivities!
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone!
As we announced, Yu Suzuki himself, and more project members, will be appearing on Twitch again to celebrate the final hours of Shenmue 3 Kickstarter project. Last... Read more
$39 Digital Upgrade & Collector’s Shenmue Character Busts
Happy Shenmue to You!
Here we go, the final rewards for the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter! This is your absolutely last chance to get these Kickstarter only rewards and help #SaveShenmue... Read more
Yu Suzuki: It’s time to make our dream of Shenmue III a reality.
Hello Backers and Shenmue Fans Everywhere!
Yes, we are now down to the final 24 hours of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter! Everyone has been working so hard to make this... Read more
Cédric Biscay: Shenmue Through and Through
Bonjour fans de Shenmue!
We one more very important person to introduce. Co-producer and longtime Shenmue fan, Cédric Biscay. Here is a little Q & A to get us all... Read more
Masaya Matsukaze Confirmed & Monaco Meeting Upgrade
Greeting Shenmue Allied Forces!
We have been getting a lot of questions asking if Masaya Matsukaze will be the Japanese voice of Ryo for Shenmue 3. Yes, it is... Read more
Ryan Payton – The Meaning of Shenmue on Kickstarter
Here we are with two days left! This month has been quite a journey, and just like our hero Ryo, we have fought hard battles and made new... Read more
New Trailer for Shenmue 3 & NPC Reward Added
Greetings Shenmue Family!
We have come to the final three days of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter! Your support and encouragement alone have already made this project a huge success.... Read more
#YouaskYu Redo & New Reward
Greetings Backers and Shenmue Fans!
Yu-san sends a big thanks for all of your questions at #YouaskYu. Lots of game insights and good laughs await below!
But first, there is... Read more
Poll Results & Fishing Poles
Poll results from your favorite character and mini-game are in, with an outstanding 14,751 people replying! Some questions were not answered by all of the respondents, but it... Read more
Masaya Matsukaze Back with More
Thank you for all of your #YouaskYu questions! All of the questions and answers from today's session will be posted on a later update. Keep your unasked questions safe,... Read more
Capsule Figure Blowout and more!
New rewards are here! Celebrate Shenmue's return by being there yourself in word or toy!
SHENMUE GUESTBOOK - $600 Put your name and a 140 character... Read more
New Shenmue Project Member - Kenji Itoso
Before we get into our member interview for today, a big thank you to everyone for helping us reach the $4.6M Baisha Battle Event Stretch Goal!Ryo will... Read more
More Shenmue than Shenmue
When Shenmue first came out, it was more real, more life-like than any game to have come before it. One of the people responsible for that feat... Read more
Dreams Come True - New Rewards
Hello Again Everyone!
Put your stamp on the game with these rewards! Yu Suzuki wanted to include both of these rewards, as they draw from the culture and traditions... Read more
Main Character Designer Kenji Miyawaki pt 2
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Shenmue Fans!
Kenji Miyawaki is back for the second part of his interview for one look back and one look forward. Kenji talks about how Ryo’s character got... Read more
New Rewards Added!
Two new rewards have been added to the line up! Both of these rewards will bring you closer to the world of Shenmue and let you more thoroughly... Read more
For the Fans, By the Fans
It has been a long 14 years that fans have been waiting for a Shenmue sequel, but in that time a vibrant community grew—creating, sharing and keeping the... Read more
I AM SHENMUE 3 Additional Rewards & #YouaskYu Recap
Hello Shenmue Fans throughout the World!
More I AM SHENMUE 3 Rewards have been added, timed better for Shenmue fans across across the globe. There were lots of comments... Read more
PlayStation 4 Physical Reward Confirmed!
Hello backers, Shenmue fans & PS4 gamers!
The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter proudly announces the addition of the PlayStation 4 Physical Copy Reward.
This is one of the most requested items... Read more
New Rewards Now Up!
So, who wants to be in Shenmue 3? Here is your chance to get in the game and be a Shenmue superstar!
Also! More dinner parties with Yu... Read more
Changing the Game – an Interview with Hiroaki Takeuchi
Yu Suzuki’s power of imagination, and the genius to bring it all together, has manifested itself time and again with every work of art he has produced. His... Read more
To the Sea and the Continent Beyond
The power of Shenmue’s music was undoubtedly one of the big reasons that made the Shenmue series such a memorable experience. One of men responsible for this great... Read more
Corey Marshall back for 3!!!
Just in! Corey Marshall, the actor who did the English voice acting for the main character Ryo in Shenmue 1 & 2, is now confirmed for Shenmue 3! ... Read more
When Shenmue Got its Name
Today we introduce Masahiro Yoshimoto, the script writer for Shenmue. He has written scripts and screenplays for film and TV, from dramas, to crime, to suspense, to mystery,... Read more
Interview with Shenmue’s Main Character Designer
Shenmue has a diverse and huge cast of characters. Hundreds of unique personalities, each with their own story, each going about their own lives in the world of... Read more
Hello Everyone! Thank you for joining Yu Suzuki on Twitch on Friday! Many of the big questions from the campaign so far were addressed, so here is a rundown of... Read more
Twitch Stream Going Live Soon!
Yu Suzuki will be on Twitch to talk Shenmue 3 in about 2 hours at 7:00PM PDT (2:00AM GMT).
The official Shenmue 3 Twitch channel is at: www.twitch.tv/shenmue3official... Read more
Hello Backers and Shenmue Fans!
So, what about those Stretch Goals? With all of your questions, this couldn't wait any longer! Without further ado, Yu Suzuki talks Stretch Goals:... Read more
Yu Suzuki on Twitch this Friday
Hello Shenmue Fans and soon to be Shenmue Fans!
Yu Suzuki will be doing a Twitch stream on Friday, June 26 at 7:00PM PDT (Saturday, June 27 2:00AM GMT).
There... Read more
Shenmue 3 Funding and Budget Statement
There have been many questions concerning Shenmue 3’s budget and what outside sources will be added to the money collected through Kickstarter. I apologize for not having been more forthright... Read more
Who’s Your Favorite Shenmue Character?
Hello Shenmue Backers!
Today we have special backer only poll to see who the most popular Shenmue character is. So confident are we, Ryo? Think you got this one in... Read more
One more week closer to III
Greetings Shenmue Fans Everywhere!
It has been a very emotional week! Tears of joy have been shed, hugs and heartfelt stories have been shared, and shouts of, “(explicative) Shenmue!” reverberate... Read more
New Reddit Posting!
My apologies for the new posting. Here is the new link:
I will try and answer the top questions populated on the first post as much as... Read more
Yu Suzuki on Reddit Soon!
Yu Suzuki will be on Reddit in a couple of hours at 9:30 PM PDT.
Yu-san wants to answer as many questions as possible. Please follow these... Read more
Your Daily Programming
Hello to Everyone around the World!
The Shenmue Carnival is in full swing now! Invite your friends to the party and keep sharing the news. Shout it from the streets... Read more
The Jacket & More
RYO'S JACKET - REPLICA $3,000-
We have created this very special reward due to popular demand. If you were kicking yourself for missing the Original, this is your chance!
Not just... Read more
...and Shenmue 3 begins
Thanks to everyone backing, supporting, and getting the word out. Every retweet and repost will bring more backers, and more backers means more Shenmue 3.
Yes, we are... Read more
Stretch Goals Revealed!
Thank you everyone for all of your wonderful comments! Hearing everyone's stories and seeing everyone's reactions is what this all about. Shenmue means so much to so... Read more
Thank You Ryan!
Epic thanks to Ryan Payton for everything he has done for us and for Shenmue.
It was Ryan who really pushed Yu-san to do a Kickstarter for Shenmue 3. His... Read more
You need Shenmue? Shenmue needs You!
Happy Day 2 Everyone!
That was an AMAZING first day! And we have only just started! There are still so may stops to make, so let's keep this ship steaming... Read more
Keep Those You Love
Beloved Shenmue Fans Around The World!
Thank you so much everyone! You have spoken and the message has been heard loud and clear. We want Shenmue!
We have reached our... Read more
Joyous Greetings Shenmue Fans!
If you missed the announcement at the E3 Sony press conference--yes, this is Kickstarter for Shenmue 3, let there be no doubt! Fans everywhere have called... Read more