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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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69,320 backers pledged $6,333,295 to help bring this project to life.

Rewards Poll Redo, Slacker Backer Extension & Guinness WR

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)

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 we added a link for a Twitter poll asking if Kickstarter Exclusive Rewards should be made available on the Slacker Backer PayPal page. There were many who were against the use of Twitter for the poll as many do not have a Twitter account and also because the poll should have been made available only to Kickstarter Backers. True and true. So we will try this one more time so that all Backers at the appropriate pledge level may participate.

The poll can be accessed by the link in the update immediately following this one. We apologize for the mistake and kindly ask for your feedback and participation.

PayPal Period Extension

So why bother with this when there are only a few days left on the Slacker Backer campaign? That is because the deadline has been extended! Many of you have asked for an extension, and we have been late in coming with promised add-on/up-grades system, so the Slacker Backer PayPal page will stay up and running to accept pledges. All contributions made will continue to go to the game’s development.

Guinness World Record Presentation

It is official now, Shenmue III is in the Guinness World Records. The good people from Guinness World Records paid Ys Net and Mr. Suzuki a visit a few days ago to hold an impromptu ceremony and present the certificates for “The most money pledged for a Kickstarter video game” at $6,333,296, and for “The fastest $1 million pledged for a crowdfunded video game” at 1 hour 44 minutes.

This miracle is all thanks to you, so be proud and say it loud, “Hey, I did that!”

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    1. Nick At NickGradio on

      well "The fastest $1 million pledged for a crowdfunded video game" I guess it showed how bad we wanted the game and how much we wanted it!
      Shenmue is a one of the kind game series that it can not be classified into just any genre. Its its own genre entirely!

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      Mohammad Abu Qubu on

      Well, Shenmue team deserves such certificates which prove how many fans of Shenmue there is worldwide :)

    3. Ari Tomi Stenberg on

      I used application akinator. It Ask questions what charter user thinks. Ryo hazuki first try! Damn it jos everything.

    4. Shepard on

      I hope you guys will do better than Project Phoenix devs...

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      Ronald Mc Donald on

      What a great tribute to you Mr. Suzuki and quiet an achievement for us, your followers.

    6. Stan on

      I think the world record part is pretty cool, I mean for as long as we've all waited to play another Shenmue game, i'm kind of surprised that it even took a whole hour. ^^

      Honestly even if you guys can't set up a way to change our already existing pledges, it's okay since i'm still getting the game, and that's what matters the most to me. :)

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      Larvagator on

      Thanks for listening to us =)
      And congrats for the records!

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      Rodriguez on

      God news...congratularion lister susuki san.

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      Sulaiman AL-BaKr on

      Good a anther record.

    10. Ellen Martins on

      Congratulations, Suzuki-san. You deserve it! I'm looking foward to Shenmue 3

    11. Ghost of Duma on

      I am proud to be one of the shenmue family to archieve these 2 goals, and also all of you! Thanks and congratulation!

    12. autumn sevier on

      gratz suzuki-san and team ^^

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      Adam Clark on

      Got 1920 x 1080 size of season's greetings picture above? I would like that as wallpaper.

    14. Ari Tomi Stenberg on

      Seems they not going To end paypal campaing so easily. Wonder how long this extented last and how much is closed budjet. Right now they need To add More rewards. I might pledge Some More later on.

    15. Mel Saint Marceaux on

      Happy Holidays and congrats!!!

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      @ShenmueLegacy on

      Yu Suzuki has the charm of a true legend!

    17. GuardianDemonX on

      shouldn't shenmue 3 also get the world guinness record for the fastest video game that reach $2m as well, yu suzuki should go back and ask them that

    18. Welverin on

      I agree with Zed_psx, don't stop accepting pledges.

      Clearly you need to lock down features at some point, but that's no reason to stop accepting pledges. Remove specific tiers or rewards if you feel the need, but not backing entirely.

    19. Warren Rehman on

      Strongly anticipating the realization of your vision for this excellent story and game.

    20. shiiiva on

      Congrats! Cannot wait!

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      Darin Peterson on

      Shenmue 3! Can't wait! Can you believe it?

    22. Zed_psx on

      Keep the PayPal up and running until the game is out!!

    23. Bule on

      And the reward poll redo :)

    24. Bule on

      Good call on the PayPal extension! :D

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      Russell Glover on

      So nice to see that pic of Yu. So happy for you sir.

    26. Ty Gultekin on

      Congrats! I'm really looking forward for this game to be released... Can't wait!
      Shenmue regards,

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      roufna on

      Congratulations !! YOU THE BEST !!

    28. Ramón Guzmán on

      Congratulations to all. Keep up the great work you're doing!

    29. Karl M. on

      no problem yu glad to be apart of this amazing kickstarter