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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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Yu Suzuki: It’s time to make our dream of Shenmue III a reality.

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)

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 project a success, so Yu Suzuki would like to give a special message of thanks and inspiration as we head towards the goal. 

Please take it away, sir! 

Campaign Final Hours Twitch Broadcast 

Yu Suzuki will be joined with the Shenmue 3 project members in a special live broadcast to count down the final hours as the Kickstarter project comes to a close. Scheduled to make an appearance are animation producer Hiroaki Takeuchi and main character designer Kenji Miyawaki.

The official Shenmue 3 Twitch channel can be found at: 

The festivities will start at the following time:  

  • Yokosuka: July 18, 8:00AM JST 
  • Hong Kong: July 18, 7:00AM HKT 
  • Bailu: July 18, 7:00AM CST 
  • Los Angeles: July 17, 4:00PM PDT 
  • New York: July 17, 7:00PM EDT 
  • Berlin: July 18, 1:00AM CEST 
  • Paris: July 18, 1:00AM CEST 
  • Rome: July 18, 1:00AM CEST 
  • London: July 18, 12:00AM BST 
  • Moscow: July 18, 2:00AM MSK 
  • Seoul: July 18, 8:00AM KST


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    1. Missing avatar

      Johannes Burkart on

      Thank you so much, Suzuki-San, for all you have done for us. We did it!!! We are Shenmue!!!

    2. Mobin Mobeen on

      *i think it is better to back this game on here at kickstarter.

    3. Mobin Mobeen on

      @king_ruckus i believe that Paypal options will be add at the end of kickstarter because it might be hard work for them keep track of Paypal and kickstarter goals at sametime but at the end of kickstarter Paypal options will good use for them to go toward the stretch goals.

      That what i think. So i am happy fund this at $100 because that how much i can afford it so. I love using Paypal but i think it is because back this game on here at kickstarter.

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      king_ruckus on

      Paypal options?

      Have they said anything about Paypal after this Kickstarter drive closes?

      I'd definitely pledge more to up my reward tier after the fact if possible. How many of us here wouldn't at least go to the $60 option? The $100 option, or higher, given the option?

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      Christian La Borde on

      Thank you Yu. You are the person that I admire the most in my life. Such a creative man with such much deep love and passion for his work. Yu inspires me so much. Dreams do Come True!!!!

    6. Erwan LE CAÏNEC on

      This is it ! Shenmue 3 is the most pledged video game of Kickstarter. Bloodstained had reached 5 545 992 $. Everything's going really fast. That's good !

    7. Daniele Accardi on

      from Italy!!!! My 60€ for the PS4 physical copy has been deployed to the mighty Master Yu Suzuki 1 week ago.
      Proud owner of Shenmue 1 e 2 on PAL on my Dreamcast JP since release 14 years ago!!

    8. Vince Vazquez

      This is so exciting! Can't wait to see what this winds up with :D

      Go Ys Net (and partners), go!

    9. Mikhail Bezrodin on

      Sounds great. Thanks for adding MSK time, it is very helpful!

    10. Daniel J Day | Unreal World on

      Thank You Yu Suzuki! from our hearts as well.
      So much love in the air tonight lol

    11. Paul Rusby on

      "Welcome to the fantasy zone; Get ready"




    13. Adam Clark on

      Thank you Yu Suzuki!

    14. R. Cruz on

      No, thank YOU, Mr. Suzuki, for your life's work and achievements, the accomplishments that have revolutionized games for decades, what you have done at Sega and with AM2, and made me fall in love with the arcades and the medium in a way most western modern games can't even touch even today.

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      AMT on

      Thank you, Mr. Suzuki, for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this project with you; it is going to be an amazing journey! Shenmue has become something special for fans all over the world, and we support you 100%. I have no doubt that Shenmue 3 will be an amazing and magical game. The first two were nothing short of this, and from what you have said concerning Shenmue 3 I truly believe it will be even greater. You are an amazing game developer that is passionate about making quality games, so I dare say it is impossible for the return of Shenmue to not be something special. Again, from the bottom of MY heart, and on behalf of Shenmue fans everywhere, I thank YOU for making this happen.

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      nq on

      Thank Yu!

    17. Jonatan on

      Gracias Suzuki-san!...

    18. Zzhh on

      Thank you Suzuki-san! Make people happy is awesome, you do it with your games and sure you will re do with this new installment :) Thank you very much!

    19. uphonix on

      Pursue the course, and without any reluctance... STRIKE!

      I'm SO happy Shenmue III is HERE!

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      AM2Model3 on

      Dear mr yu suzuki-san, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the amazing games i have in my collection! Vf, outrun2, etc. shenmue3 i await with anticipation of my gaming heart! Shenmue3 is the most anticipated game of my entire life! Thank you and everyone for making this dream game come true!!!!

    21. Erwan LE CAÏNEC on

      I personally imagine what you've been through to make the game of your dreams, Suzuki-san. Now is the time to have your revenge. The question is : would you be able to forgive those who didn't believe in Shenmue in the past ? Shenmue may be considered as a metaphor of our lives. We watch your back ! So many thanks to bring Shenmue back to life !!! You won't regret it, and no one will regret it ! That's one life's masterpiece in video games and you made it ! The work and magic you did was just amazing ! You're the man, Yu !

    22. Manuel on

      Thank you very much Yu ;) can´t wait to play shenmue 3 ;)

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      Gryr on

      14 years of waiting and hoping, and now it's finally happening.

      Thank you, mr Suzuki, from all the Shenmue fans worldwide! We did it!

    24. Patrick Elumba on

      Thank you Suzuki San!!! :) Let's do this together!

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      Russell Glover on

      Thank you too Yu Suzuki San.

    26. GuardianDemonX on

      dont let yu suzuki down and break the record guys keep pushing

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    28. James Closs on

      60,000 Backers and counting, that's nothin' to sneeze at!

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      Ronald Mc Donald on

      Thank you Mr Suzuki, so looking forward to Shenmue 3

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      Mark on

      9 AM in Sydney

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      Mark on

      thank mr suzki

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      manuel on

      Thank you Yu !!

    33. T.J. Fuller, Jr.

      And these final hours will announce the post-Kickstarter funding initiative, right? For slacker backers, and those who'd pledge more? Right?

      I take it this'll be the last during the campaign I'm bang on about this, but 'cmon, guys, please.

    34. Raiden on

      love the last message ty from the bottom of your hearts :D good luck on the project <3

    35. Rodolfo Silva on

      Thank you Susuki-san! You're my idol!

    36. Robert Alan Myers on

      The joy you brought to my childhood is priceless and no amount pledged will ever be enough to convey this, but I pledged the absolute most I could financially and am ecstatic that Ryo will be able to continue his journey so many years later.

    37. Ramón Guzmán on

      Thank You Mr. Suzuki-san. Your work is an inspiration and a dream come true for us. Please continue to make dreams come true by making Shenmue until it concludes!

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      Jacob on

      Thank you, Yu!

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      Villazim on

      Thank you Suzuki-san for making all of the shenmue fans wish come true. �