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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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您好中国! Greetings to China!

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)

Hello everyone.

We've got a news for you today. We are launching the official Shenmue III Chinese language website, which will continue crowdfunding with the addition of Alipay.

Since the launch of the Slacker Backer campaign, we have received numerous messages from enthusiastic Chinese fans to add Alipay to our Slacker Backer campaign. 

You said it, and we listened.

We are pleased to announce the long-awaited Alipay support for Slacker Backer campaign is starting today. 

In addition to that, the webpage will have Chinese language support, making our webpage easier for Chinese speakers to use.   

The contribution through Alipay will also be counted towards the Stretch Goal. 

Be sure to check it out!

You can access the Slacker Backer campaign from here

Your comments and feedback is what keeps on improving the Shenmue III project . 
Please keep them coming!

Shenmue III Team

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    1. Timmy Han on

      I've lost my track on this one for several months though I'm also a backer from China! Please kindly give us either the Simplified or Traditional Chinese subtitles. Fans will be ecstatic to see them. 非常感谢!

    2. Edward Chu on

      We need traditional Chinese

    3. Anonymous81 - #ShenmueSaved on

      NIce. :) Welcome to all Chinese Alipay backers! The slacker backer campaign is ever so slowly inching toward 7 million. :)

    4. Kira Tachibana on

      We need traditional Chinese as well

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      blujay on

      Mo' tongues mo' funds

    6. 劉彥廷 on

      traditional Chinese! I will be super happy if that's what we get.


    7. Paul Marzagalli on

      Does this mean that you are looking for someone who speaks the Chinese language? ;-)

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      Gamerl on

      I strongly recommend you that SHENMUE III support support both traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese.

      In the above news, we can see that Yakuza Kiwami (龍が如く 極) has sold 200000 copies of Asian version (which is localized with traditional Chinese).

      Current PS4 has a lot of famous Japanese titles localized with traditional Chinese such as Final Fantasy XV, Dragon Quest Heroes II, Metal Gear Solid V, therefore traditional Chinese localization is very helpful for sales in Asia market.

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      Juliano Mernak on

      Shenmue 3's getting bigger and bigger!!

    10. VentNord on

      And in China the largest market that exist in the PC.

    11. VentNord on

      It was illogical to try to obtain funding from the Chinese without Chinese subtitles.

    12. Fernandez Kevin on

      This is a good new!

    13. Stan on

      Well i'm sure the Chinese appreciate it, and I gladly welcome more funding. :)

    14. Bule on

      Yes, the fact the Slacker Backer page cannot be accessed in China without a VPN is a bit of an oversight maybe.

    15. mabec on

      Max leaves very valid points

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      max3050 on

      I want to say somethings:
      1.This link… is using GoogleApis,made most of China peoples CAN NOT ACCESS DIRECTLY.
      2.Make Chinese subtitle happen is the ONLY and the EASIEST way to make more Chinese money to make this game,at least please talk to SCEJA to make PS4 version happen first is not a bad idea.
      3.Shenmue is a well-known China related game title in worldwide but not in China.Why not put the pay problem fixed link to Steam's news announcement.Because Steam Chinese user number is growing very very fast:
      Simplified Chinese
      Traditional Chinese
      4.Wishing Xbox one&PS4 controller could supported for PC version.



    18. Bule on

      Also, seeing as the game seems to be popular in China and the backing has been made easier for Chinese-based backers to contribute, (plus the game is largely set in China), it would perhaps be fitting to open up a Chinese subtitles stretch goal.

    19. Bule on

      The party just got bigger, hooray! Here's hoping to smash that next stretch goal with an influx of new backers!

    20. nevercry on

      can't open the site in China. :(

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      Josef on

      The more the better!

    22. Another Dimension on

      yes.please change the Stretch Goal.add Chinese language support!

    23. シェンムーのアンバサダ on

      As many of you requested! Time to spread the word among Chinese friends! Shenmue fans unite!

    24. Oliver Sha on

      Awesome that you guys are showing love to us Chinese speaking Shenmue fans. It's cool that much of Shenmue's story includes well developed Chinese characters and takes place in greater China, which makes it quite special in big budget Japanese productions.

      Can't wait to see Shenmue III complete. Part of me still can't believe it's becoming a reality.

    25. erzhuo on

      What we need is Chinese language in the game, not only in the website.

    26. Chris on

      Awesome news guys, Lets see that yuan.

    27. Otoshigami No. 40723

      so alipay is alternative Paypal for the Chinese. alright more funding toward the campaign. hope someone who knows Chinese can spread the word in that region. :)

    28. EMind on

      @Oshihiro faggit ;)