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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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Keep Those You Love

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)

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 funding goal of $2 million!

But! We have Stretch Goals all lined up to make this truly the best Shenmue yet. Please keep the forklift trucking along and lift this Kickstarter up as far as it can go!

Let's keep it up and make this moment, THE Shenmue moment!

Keep Those You Love
Keep Those You Love

 And thank you for all of your comments! Too many we can't keep up! So if you have questions concerning Shenmue 3, we please ask that you direct your question to us by sending a message, and we will do our absolute best to get back to you.

Thank you again! Lots more Shenmue coming up, so let's keep the reunion party going and bring everyone you know!

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    1. Rhett Connelly on

      When I first started playing Shenmue this year, several months ago, I remember being amazed by the level of detail when I saw cedar wood blocks in Ryo's linen cupboard. Rather fittingly one of my earliest memories of the game was the smell of clothing that was drying next to the TV

    2. シェンムーのアンバサダ on

      Life has ups and downs but never forget those you love~
      Spread the campaign link everywhere!

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      Josh Wallace on

      I wish there were some possibility to bring this title to Xbox. However, regardless of the platform, I will most definitely help fund and play this game. If I need to buy a new console for one specific game that I never thought would happen, I'll do it. Thank you, Sony, for helping make this possible.

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      coder1000 on

      Just amazing how fast this all happened!

    5. Thitipan Ma on

      I have Xbox One only but I don't care because I love this games. I haven't more money. I do as much as I can. I hope you not only do for end this game but bring it back to top like it be. I never forget moment when I ride motorbike with Harasaki. When I fight in Kowloon.I hope sony will help you to do this. If not I hope MS can see this opportunity.

    6. VentNord on

      In Shenmue II in Europe on the Dreamcast it was in Japanese the voices
      it was a pleasure dipping in the game such that I went back to buy Shenmue of Japanese import to play again but in Japanese is that the English lost a lot. Also in the original went out the actor Mr. Hiroshi Fujioka known for Segata Sanshiro you put the voice of Ryo's father.

      It could be or having the option the dubbing in Japanese?

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      Parvinder Grewal on

      Many thanks. May the project go beyond our expectations.

      I hope the ability to earn money is much easier and streamlined. I found that too tedious in Shenmue 2. I could not easily and quickly earn a lot of money to go enjoy the mini games.

      In addition, I hope you hire experienced voice actors for the non-japanese tracks.

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      Wesley Gifford on

      Many thanks. It's hard to believe that a kid in Memphis, TN could someday be in the credits of Shenmue 3, but it's true! I will be!!! Thank you to all involved with this project and for the imagination Shenmue brought into my life as a 13 year old struggling to fit in all those years ago.

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      Erick Brown on

      If you create a stretch goal to make a Shenmue 1 & 2 HD on PC/PS4, I'm positive it would encourage a lot more funding.

      I haven't played since the Dreamcast version and I'd love to play the whole series again, from the beginning, and carry my save game over to each game.

    10. Mystery elytS on

      Finally! So glad!
      Shenmue II was one i stumbled across by accident through an Xbox Gamer issue. It was intriguing and i almost spent from morning to night just playing that first mission when ryo gets of the boat and is in search of wan chai and gets his bag stolen. The activities were great "arm wrestling and the darts kept me hooked for hours". I then purchased the actual game and still remember how i spent months completing the story. There was so much to do!

      Can't wait to get my hands on this one!!!

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      ching ho lai on

      chinese subtitle please
      yu suzuki is my idol

    12. Anna Belkina on

      I am crying with happiness, the greatest moment, I have been waiting for 14 years, scince i was 9, can't beieve that is true)

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      david moreing on

      This is the greatest moment in gaming history,
      Thankyou so much for bringing this to life.

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      speedery on

      Congratulations, Ys net
      if you could make physical copy for PS4 i'll take a selfie with it, becuase it's gonna be a historic moment. and if you consider arabic subtitle, PS4 now supports it.
      thank you

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      seb on

      Yu Suzuki and dev team,

      you guys cannot even imagine in the nearest way, what this means to many gamers around the world. i have to admit, that even with a gaming history of more than 25 years, the shenmue series has catched my attention, but nevertheless i did not have the opportunity to play it back then. now there is a chance to relive the story, which made this series so great to gamers. THANK YOU for this and one last wish: please, give us the complete trilogy at least in digital form so we can have this package all-in-one and could show even our grandkids later on, what great gaming was all about. if you manage to publish it in physical form, that would be the best thing, which could happen to us :)

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      Wong Wing Hei on

      Thank Yu~

      and please, keep the goofy voice acting as well. Love it :D

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      Detrick Wessells on

      Ive wanted this soooo badly for so long. I can't believe this is happening. Big thanks from a big fan!

    18. NozomiHarasaki on

      I'm really happy about this project, and of course have given what money I can. My only worry is that the budget for Shenmue 1 was 70 Million, if this Kickstarter even reaches 4 Million I don't think it will be enough. If it gets more than 4 Million on Kickstarter, will Sony jump in to help fund the game? If not should there be a more realistic goal?

    19. Dhanest Prueksomboon on

      We need physical copy for PS4 too! Please make it happen!

    20. Serpent Sea Games on

      Would it be a lot of trouble to port Shenmue 1 and 2 to the PS4/PC so we could have the entire saga on one system? I'm not talking about, remaking the whole game in-engine like some guys are, just, like, ports of the DC originals.

    21. Rémi Dulermo on

      Please, think about Xbox one too. I waited a so long time shenmue 3. I am so happy!!

      Where the story will take place ? In china ?

      Congratulations Yu Suzuki, with your team. You will be able to finish a story !!

    22. Rémi Dulermo on

      Please, think about Xbox one too. I waited a so long time shenmue 3. I am so happy!!

      Where the story will take place ? In china ?

      Congratulations Yu Suzuki, with your team. You will be able to finish a story !!

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      Kok-fai Lo on

      #partofhistory. Physical copy for PS4!!

    24. Delilah Dunn on

      Xbox One! Please!, I remember playing Shenmue 2 for the first time on the original xbox. It was amazing. Thank you for doing this.

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      yao on

      Physical edition for ps4!中文字幕,Chinese subtitle!thank u Suzuki!

    26. Jessica Williams on

      I remember hoarding my money and guarding my preorder slip carefully up to the release of Shenmue on DC, and days spent in Shenmue 2 on Xbox; can't wait to have the glorious PC version right there next to them after all this time! Now.... Shenmue 1/2 HD on Steam in the meantime would get some extra funds in ;)

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      Scott Neukend on

      PLEASE let me choose PS4 as my physical copy. I don't want to play it on my PC. I am on the $300 tier.

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    29. shenmueyokosk on

      Thank you Yu Suzki. and Kickstarter

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      sinsiyo on

      再過去的14年中 遊戲業的狀況變化太多
      1.如果資金許可的話 人物模型會重新製作嗎,樂見莎木風格與原皮狗那樣的寫實風做融合

    31. GuardianDemonX on

      i played this game since 2000 on the dreamcast when i was 13 and it was so epic, this is one of the most Legendary game ever made, and please have the old voice actor and Ryo original face that's all i'm asking for

    32. Micky Brunetti on

      You'll get more fund if the physical version for PS4 would be available at $100.

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      Hazor Galindo on

      Can't wait for this game!!!!!! Been waiting a long time for this to finally happen. Have nothing but awesome memories of playing the original on the dreamcast with my little brother......thank you!!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!!!

    34. Kim Kirsch on

      Ah, I just read the FAQ comment about not presently having the rights for releasing 1 and 2.

      What's important is that this story is being told. Please make the game that you want to make. That is what we want to play.

    35. Kim Kirsch on


      It would be great to have Shenmue 1&2 rereleased to make a complete story, and it's great for people new to the game.

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      D.Birkhead on

      I would put having Shenmue 1 and 2 remastered ahead of goals like having the London philharmonic orchestra personally. There are plenty of talented musicians that can pull off the soundtrack. Having the trilogy on a single system would be much much more awesome.

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      Denis_Woods on

      This project is as my dream is comming true. That's why I support all the team and Mister Suzuki to realize this dream. What a great idea to use kickstarter! I wish you all the best! 勇気 !!!

    38. Matt Markgraf on

      I second all of the other comments about re-releasing Shenmue 1 and 2 in HD. I would buy these.

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      Ruben Navarro on

      Espero que lo programen tambien para xbox one y asi pueda llegar a más gente, este juego se merece que lo disfrute el mayor numero de personas!

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      Ramon Jeremy on

      Thanks for all you have done for video game, i can't wait to play Shenmue 3 and i hope will see Shenmue 1 and 2 on HD, Thanks a lot Suzuki-sama

    41. Vince Vazquez

      The only message I want to send is; Thanks for bringing Shenmue III back from the dead! All of you guys & gals at YS Net, Shibuya Productions and Sony! This is, seriously, the unlikliest thing to ever happen in the gaming industry in a long, long time! But also, thanks for giving me and everyone else here the chance to really "put our money where our mouth is". Saying, "I want to see Shenmue III" is something I have absolutely meant for years - I'm glad to show it. Not a lot of games that I'd do that for! If Ubi Soft wants me to show how badly I want Beyond Good & Evil 2, or Sony with Dark Cloud 3, I'd do it too. That's about it :)

      You guys are the BEST! Shenmue III fo' reals! Can't believe this is happening!

    42. Tony Q. on


      I have some questions for you my friends:

      How many chapters of the story do you plan to put in Shenmue 3?
      Will there be one or several places in the game (like Yokosuka, Kowloon, etc.)?
      At the end of the Kickstarter period I think you should put some exclusive new goodies that we could pay independently of our pledges, by adding money (like what was done for Broken Sword 5 : T shirts, USB keys, etc.).

      One last proposal, please change the faces of the characters, they're really awful. If it's different from the previous games there is no problem but there was a charm in the design of the faces that you don't have here.

      I'm really excited by this project and I love you Yu!

      Best regards.

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      blujay on

      Glad to see this game finally become a reality! I'm hoping to see a Wii U port stretch goal sometime in the coming month

    44. John Englezos on

      Yu Suzuki should update this to let people how much is really needed, I think everyone knows 2 million isnt going to make this game when Shenmue 1 and 2 cost about 70 million 14 years ago.

      I think people have stopped donating because everyone thinks Shenmue has reached its target, so what is the REAL target ?

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      Carlos E Abruña on

      Thank you Yu Suzki For finishing this adventure for us I'm glad I can be a part of this project I've loved this game with all my heart so thank you for this just don't make us wait that long ; ) Ps : a ps4 copy would be good to for the rewards or and a remaster of Shenmue 1&2.

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      Nicholas Perry on

      The original Shenmue translation was pretty damn close to the original man.

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      Javier Cañizares Ariza on

      I had bought ShenMue 1 and 2 Dreamcast EU edition in 1999/2001. And i have JAP edition too.
      WE need a new remastered edition ^///^

      And now, all the world we will play ShenMue3 :')
      Thank you Yu Suzuki and everyone :D!!!

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      Stephen Joyce on

      I will take Shenmue in any form, but I'd really like to see a physical PS4 release. I believe that would probably be the most popular form of release, regardless everyone is just thrilled this is really happening! Much respect!!!

    49. Kim Man on

      Been a while since I've played a Shenmue, remastered HD version of Shenmue 1 and 2 would be amazing especially to people who are new to Shenmue.