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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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Stretch Goals Revealed!

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)

Hello Everyone!  

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 many people and we hope everyone keeps spreading the love.

There is lots of Shenmue 3 Kickstarter left and a long way to go to. So, let’s start revealing those Stretch Goals!

There are plenty more where that came from and new ones will be revealed as we keep climbing. The next Stretch Goals on the list will add new systems to Shenmue 3 that will give a huge boost to the gameplay. The Rapport System will add a depth of story, interactivity and character development that only Yu Suzuki can bring. The Skill Tree System will give Ryo a new way to level up and specialize his fighting move set. 

Next up is the Baisha Village expansion goals—spend more time exploring Baisha, with extra mini-games, interactive events and a new character system. The Character Perspective System will really let you explore the world of Shenmue through the different character personalities.

Messages and Comments and FAQs

Thank you everyone for all of your comments, questions and ideas. If you have a question, please send us a message. There has been just a flood of them and we are very sorry, but it may take a little while before we can get back. We are working as hard as we can, and all of your messages will be answered.

We are updating the FAQs regularly, so you may find your question has been answered there. 

Thanks again!!!

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    1. Zachary on

      Thank You for this gift!

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      Justin Wong on

      Come on people, let's get the pledge up to 10 mil!

    3. marc on

      left, left, uuhhhu, right, uuhhhu, left left feft uuhhhu were putting it down... im gonna cry!! i have also missed the guy fishing off the pier in shen 1. bliss, absolute bliss!!! Yu, be happy man!! you have given alot of people joy with your time here, your one of my fav's!!!

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      Dario on

      I'm sure it's been said before but I will show more support- Can we get the original voice actors from the English dub added as a stretch goal?

    5. Victor Luis Casado Puig on

      Please, make a remake of shenmue 1 and 2 for all the people, and liberate the saturn version for the fans of this videogame, thank you! Im so excited... SHENMUE 3!!!!

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      Alex76 on

      @JetStrange This is social network world now. I can sure SEGA knows what's going on in here. Hopefully them think 1&2 remaster could be business success and do it.

    7. marc on

      now that this is happening... in a way it is far more special than if we would have recieved the next games every few years after shen 2. i never gave up hope that we would be able to revisit this plush vibrant world again, but i had prepared myself that i would just have to replay the two when i needed my shen fix. this news has left me speachless and elated, and makes this exceptionaly beautiful game have even more of a profound inpact on my life!!! thank you Yu, ys net, sony and of course sega who originaly let suzuki-san create this fun, unique, epic classic game that brings up wonderful feelings for those who play it!! also special thanks to boyes and corsi for making me happy!!! my world just got a little happier!!! cheers people. SHENMUE is back in a big way!!!!

    8. VentNord on

      The people and animals have their own life independently of the game as they went in Shenmue 1 and 2.

      Is that in GTA is an open world, but its inhabitants have no real life as in Shenmue.

    9. JetStrange on

      @Alex, hmmmm interesting but I hope sega will learn of this...Infact... half of us should just contact them if they will let this company remaster them....

    10. Marcos Vinicius Souza on

      Nao esqueça o subtitulo em portugues, por favor,................"
      Do not forget the subtitled in Portuguese, please."

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      Alex76 on

      @mauricio and other guys ask for 1 & 2 HD, Please check Q&A, 1 & 2 HD can only be done by SEGA,not possible by Ys net.

    12. Zachary on

      This is wonderful! This is such a new avenue to dig down to the roots that brings all of us strangers together. Shenmue changed my life as well. I don't doubt that the team will make it for the fans like us. What is great is we here see Sgenmue for what it is with adolescent eyes. We are so luck to have felt this spark again, as very few in the world ever get to LIVE nostalgia. We don't ask for the best acting, graphics, dialogue. Shenmue is akin to a feeling that has never tarnished deep inside us for almost 15 years. Let's try to be positive and keep our hearts still as we embrace this moment. This moment is for Yu and me.

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      Josue Benitez on

      Remastered shenmue 1 and 2 for PC.

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      John McAlister on

      Lets keep it rolling!

    15. Amir Mcduffie on

      keep donating everyone!

    16. Ari Tomi Stenberg on

      Keep donations guyes!

    17. Philipp Ottensamer

      wooooo +1 for VR support

    18. mauricio on

      Remaster shenmue 1 & 2 please so we all can play it on ps4 , to play the complete story when Shenmue 3 come out
      . Please!!!!!�

    19. Sean Renshaw on

      I really respect the ambition of the stretch goals. I really wonder how much its going to take to get those other two villages.

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      D.Birkhead on

      Just wanted to say that I love how you're keeping us up to date. It speaks to how enthusiastic you guys are to bring this to us.

      I would just like to ask you on behalf of all of us, to consider remastering and porting Shenmue 1 and 2 to bring out alongside this, so that newer players can experience the full story on a single system. Provided the funds allow room for that of course. :)

      I know we would all love to see the full story on a single system, particularly with the save carry over benefits presented in the original games. It is the only thing that could possibly be better than finally experiencing Shenmue 3.

      On behalf of all of us. Thank you. For your continued efforts, and for not giving up on us.

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      Jarbas Lima Alves da Silva on

      Since there is external investment involved, I would like to know if you guys have full creative control over this, or if any external investor or third party can interfere with the game development in any way.

    22. BlackGauntlet

      Can we have a Trilogy Pledge? Pretty please? I sold my Dreamcast away ages ago and thought Shenmue3 will just be a pipe dream.

      I'd increase my pledge to include the other 2 games!

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      babycakez on

      I love Shenmue so much! I'm SO freaking happy this is FINALLY happening! I never lost hope. Thank you! <3

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      Jason del Lago on

      If you can use anything from this post in your marketing, you have my permission. If not, at least you'll know just how much us fans are endeavoring to spread the word.

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      Orestes Dago on

      Like Richard Simms, I am glad to see this happening since I am already 63 years old and with a few health problem which may not allow me to play this game. I played this game back when it was in the Dreamcast, and later when Shenmue II show up on the Xbox. Currently I am playing Shenmue II on the Xbox 360 and again I thank the community and God for allowing this game to come to fruition even if we all I have to wait a little bit longer and get older and wiser waiting for this game. I totally agree with all the Richard's wise comments, and thank all the designers and developers of this project for their dedication and love for this game.

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      Richard Simms on

      Long time fan of shenmue. Glad to see this is finally happening before I reach 80 or something like that. Played Shenmue back when Adam Sessler had hair if that tells you anything. Wouldn't mind if the game became a hell of a lot more immersive and not just another GTA Clone. I loved the fact that Shenmue was about creating a living world to explore for hours more than just a rampage through the streets kind of game. Character customization would be cool. I mean make it really deep and full of little quirky stuff that you'll only find in shenmue. Like I'm thinking have Ryo have to go to the bathroom, that level of detail. Just an idea.

    27. Trowa Barton on

      Can we get rift support and Morpheus on ps4 support? I want to live in the world

    28. Comrades on

      Please add more $10,000 slots for the donators. Maybe extend Yu's dinner in Tokyo for 5-10 individuals. $20,000 potentially gets a persons face used as a character model for the game? Also maybe make some $1000 tier spots for other rewards! Thank you!

    29. Ari Tomi Stenberg on

      Shenmue # reAl!Q!!!

    30. Rodolink on

      I dont' like stealth missions S: (I know I'm minority just wanted to say...goes away)

    31. GuardianDemonX on

      the pledge meter it gong up so slow, i want to see it reach $4 million by tomorrow

    32. John Englezos on

      Replying to those comments about .5 million to make 5 mini games, do you guys know it cost over 50 million dollars to make shenmue 14 years ago and they are only asking for 5 million max. I think its very reasonable and i think they need as much money as possible to make this game anywhere as good as Shenmue 1 and 2.

      But maybe they should change the stretch goals listings so not to annoy people that dont understand this.

    33. Tom Charnock on

      Xbox at least a mention of the Dreamcast.

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      Fayez Ahmed Al Amoudi on

      Good Good..
      But like everyone's saying, you must do something with the current tier options, the gap between the 500$ reward and 10000$ is meaningless (wasted potential)

    35. Brian on

      Can you bring shenmue one and two out on the ps4 for I can replay the game before shenmue 3 comes out.

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      Thierry on

      Of course the reward tiers need to be updated / expanded, but I can't believe Yu and his team aren't aware of this. Let's be patient and see what they'll reveal in the next few days... I'm pretty sure it'll be amazing !

    37. Dexter Oliveira on

      Where's Portuguese language? 5th most speaked language in the world...
      About that goals, i bet you got to lower it down or add the remain areas (or expansions land) with dlc after the main game .. Also we hardcore fans want official memorbilia

    38. Romain Edelmann on

      +1 Shaun, $500 000 to add 5 mini games sounds ridiculous. Add some interesting tiers and give more information about stretch goals, because as for now, it just looks like you're only relying on fans.

    39. John Englezos on

      There is noway Sony will let this go to xbox if they are funding the game. MS had their chance to fund this game a long time ago but chose not to. If XBOX fans want the game buy a ps4.

    40. GuardianDemonX on

      give us $1000 $2000 $3000 $4000 $5000 pledge please

    41. Tony Q. on

      I think the strech goals to reach should be at the top of the list of stretch goals and the stretch goals reached at the bottom of this list, like a the top of a mountain or a cherry on a cake or... er... Do you know something about the mad angels?

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      Douglas Cheng on


      Don't quote me on this, but I think 1-2 remake can't be made as a stretch goal because Sega has the license rights to those 2 games.

    43. Tony Q. on

      @ Anh-vu Bui : you need to ask this to Sega. It's exlained in the faq. Sega let them use the IP for a new game but that's all. And I think it's better if the money is spent only for the new game.

    44. Elvis Fontanella on

      Brazilian Portuguese subtitles please!!!

    45. Jordan Gons on

      XBOX ONE stretch goal please!!!

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      MOE on

      "Please add more reward tiers (below?) 10k , more dinner with YU , Chance to be NPC etc and please put the stretch goals at top of page." Seconded.

    47. Anh-vu Bui on

      1 and 2 remastered would be great, also an open world option would be awesome.

    48. Tony Q. on

      Hello guys, if you want to join the Army of Yu please add 7.77 $ to your pledge.

      There is no reward to earn, just the satisfaction to know that if just 10% of the backers do that thing it will represent a huge amount of money for the game developpement, like 300000$!

      Join me!
      May the Force be with Yu!

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      Chris Trainer on

      I was an early adopter of Dreamcast. I imported it from Japan and still remember the Project Berkeley demo i got with VF3. I also imported Shenmue and played it in Japanese with the help of a translation guide. This is a dream come true and I hope we can hit 5 million. Shenmue means alot to me. It's about making an experience and not just a game. I'll up my donation if we can hit more stretch goals. Much respect to Yu Suzuki and Ryan Peyton who's thoughts on Shenmue were so accurate to the way I feel as well. Never used kickstarter before but Shenmue brought me here. Thank you!!!!

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      Cool-Breeze on

      Would love to see a 1 and 2 remaster along with this. I'd even take 1 and 2 as is as another reach goal just ported to ps4.