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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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$39 Digital Upgrade & Collector’s Shenmue Character Busts

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)
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 !!! 

SAVE SHENMUE DIGITAL UPGRADE - $39 Kickstarter exclusive Shenmue III wallpaper set. The wallpapers will feature the Real Deal Ryo & Sure as Sugar Shenhua - the perfect models of our heroes as they were always imagined to be! + Your name on the official Shenmue III website. Includes the $29 Reward. 

  • Only backers pledging at the $100 tier or above will have their name credited in the game.
  • This reward will be included in all higher rewards.

SHENMUE CHARACTER BUST - $2,500 Concept design models of the main characters, produced for the development of Shenmue 1. These busts were important stepping stones in the design phase to make them as life-like as possible, and were the first time the characters took shape (literally). Good condition, with wear and discoloration from all the loving hands that went into making Shenmue. 

Choose one: Ryo (2 available), Shenhua (4 available), Ren (3 available) or Lan Di (3 available). First come, first serve! Limit 12. Includes the RYO VOICE MESSAGE BY COREY MARSHALL Reward. 

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 
  • Sydney: July 18, 9:00AM AEST 
  • Rio de Janeiro: July 17, 8:00PM BRT
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    1. Don Anthony Battaglia on

      How do we pick for what system and when will we be getting the codes

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      Jonat on

      Let's see some Ren-Guizhang interaction! Or just Ren. Bring back Ren.

    3. Ryo Hzukey on

      Thank you Yu Suzuki
      This is my dream to play shenmue3
      And fight with lan di
      i do know haw can be Ryo do that !!
      But I will see that in my best game in best yaer
      im soo soo happy . Thank you agin

    4. Mobin Mobeen on

      @Neel Sawhney I really don't feel completely ripoffs and neither i believe it ripoff. Why because i get PS4 disc version with free shipping which is bonus to me. Another reason you are helping them to make game for you So therefore not a complete ripoff. It is better that Shenmue 3 get made reason then whining about those option. So thing is do you want Shenmue 3 or not.

      That is a choice you make, so i went ahead pledge $100 so this game can be made and it is really worth my money for it.

    5. Neel Sawhney on

      $10 for just a digital wallpaper isn't really worth it. I feel bad for anyone who pledges above $60 especially, complete ripoffs.

    6. Scherge on

      Yay, we're getting the "Advanced Free Battle" system (USD 6,000,000)! I hope that refers to the battles in story mode and not an additional tournament. It's a pity the "High Ground Battle System" and additional Kung-Fu styles are not going to be in there, but as long as the regular free battles are the best they can be, I'm happy.

      It's also interesting to see how many people were on the fence about this very weirdly-led campaign, but come out now, during the last hours, to support "Shenmue III". Welcome, everyone!

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      Matthew Murphy on

      It's finally happening.

    8. Jeffrey McHaney-Franklin on

      @Apollo Fabrice that's great, thank you for explaining that!

    9. Raiden on

      :) this is so nice as a low reword ^^ this will realy bost sales in the final hours ^^ lovely wallpaper + the digatal copy of the game

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      Russell Glover on


      **BBC Click just favourited my tweet!**

      Go RT it now. Let's hammer these final 12 hours down nowwwww......

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      Apollo Fabrice on

      @Jeffrey McHaney-Franklin , yes you have the 80$ with 100$ and more.

    12. Jeffrey McHaney-Franklin on

      I want to move my pledge to the $100 tier, does that mean I can still get the $80 in game calling card too? I may not change it if that bonus item is removed. Does anyone know how that works?

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      bbkobdtg on

      As there are no backers pledging for this tier, is it possible to change the pledge requirement for the "NAME A VENDOR" reward? Reducing the price might get some more interest in this reward, as obviously people aren't happy to pay $3,500 for the privilege of merely naming something in-game when "SHENMUE BAIT & TACKLE", "BFF CAPSULE TOY", "DICE DUDE CAPSULE TOY", and "CHIBI YOU CAPSULE TOY" all give you the ability to name something in-game at a much better value (just $100 in the case of "DICE DUDE").

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      Bruno Albino on

      Nice going with the lower tier reward! :)

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    16. Scherge on

      Sorry for being slightly off-topic, but how come nobody ever posted this here?…
      Or maybe someone posted the link, but I missed it. :-7
      I hope the real "Shenmue III" will rook roughly as good as this (minus the motorbike parts, maybe), just in a rural environment.

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      manuel on

      WOW I can't believe I can have one of those busts.

      Hell, It's incredible.

    18. Goro on

      so who is getting the sugar shenhua??

    19. Jérôme Lambert on

      SAVE SHENMUE DIGITAL UPGRADE - $39 & SHENMUE CHARACTER BUST - $2,500 rewards added to pledge calculator on King Pledger!

    20. mvd85 on

      Sad to see the busts go for such a low price!! Should have been like a $4,000 reward.

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      Mikedie1 on

      OMG these are the Character Busts from the Project Berkly video(when shenmue 1 was still in development) ? D:…
      Now thats some really Rare stuff!

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      Thomas Loveridge on

      I feel like they missed out a little bit on getting those small pledges higher but fingers crossed we see a massive rush regardless

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      Padraic on

      that's a great idea to have a $39 reward for those on the lower tier. Not much time left in the campaign but we are doing pretty good.

    24. Shenmue is back! on

      Would LOVE those busts. Unfortunately I'm nowhere near rich enough to afford even 1!

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      Russell Glover on

      These closing stages of the Kickstarter are just too much.

      Epic moment.

    26. Babi Santa on

      i love you guys

    27. Ivan Čupić on

      Good to see you're thinking about lower pledges too! ;)

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      Magelock on

      funny how they added Yokosuka in the timezone