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Survey Info #2: We have reached the $7M stretch goal! & 「Toy Capsule Box Set」 is now available.

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)



Hello Backers!  

With the combined Kickstarter and Slacker Backer campaigns, we have reached the $7M stretch goal! Having reached this goal, the Battle System Expanded: AI Battling will be included! Thank you so much for your support!!  


Battle System Expanded: AI Battling   

This control system lets you automatically unleash the perfect technique in response to the opponent's positioning and distance. R&D for this system is based on Yu Suzuki's concept for players who are not used to fighting games or for those who want a full immersion battle experience. This battle system is highly compatible with, and will be an extension to the current battle system.


The Slacker Backer and Fangamer upgrade & add-on campaigns are still underway, so don't miss out!        

And please make sure to get your survey in! Thank you!!


Add-on & Upgrade Announcement

The Toy Capsule Box Set is now available through Fangamer! Get the Ryo, Shenhua, Chai and Forklift set as either an add-on or upgrade. Alright! Have some more fun!


Survey FAQ

We have received many inquiries concerning the survey for the following which we would like to address here.  

*Please note that policies and implementation may change without notice depending on applicable quantities and content.     


Name Credit Input

There are three fields in which to input your name for name credit rewards. The first is English only and is required. The second and third are optional and accept other languages.

If you choose to enter your name in the second or third field in a language other than English, these optional names will take precedent.

*This will not apply if there would be a systems conflict or if deemed to be against public decency.


Concerning Pictures, Images and Text

Below is the list of prohibited content for survey responses. Should the dev team deem that survey responses contain prohibited content, or if responses are unfit for development or sales of the game, content may be edited or deleted.

*For example, offending text will be replaced with asterisks (***). Offending parts of images will be edited or deleted, or in some cases the content will not be displayed in the game.

· Content that infringes upon copyrights, trademarks or other rights  

· Content that engages in slander, discrimination, or violations of human rights  

· Content that is contrary to public decency  

· Content where religious or political activities are included  

· Content containing personal information

Game development will move forward based on your responses to go out to fans all around the world. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.


PC & PS4 Physical Version Disc Data

We would like to address the many inquiries concerning the physical version disc data. Development is moving forward to have all necessary data to play the game contained on the disc. Please rest assured that the disc will not be just a prompt for an internet download.

*An internet connection is a planned requirement for the purposes of game updates and reward activation.


That's the breaking news! The team would again like to thank you all for your wonderful support! See you next update!



---------- General Information ----------

Shenmue 3 Backer Survey

Backer surveys are now underway. For information on your survey, please see the email sent to you by Fangamer. Shenmue 3 can only be completed with your responses! Thank you for your cooperation!!


Please complete or make any necessary changes to your survey by these dates.

・August 13 (MON) 2018: Last day of Slacker Backer campaign, reward upgrades and add-ons

・September 30 (SUN) 2018: Surveys close


For further information, please visit:

Survey Support and Survey Resender


Choosing the PS4 or PC platform

We have a few notes to consider when choosing your platform. Also, if there would be any major changes in the requirements for either the PC or PS4 versions, the platform selection question of the survey is scheduled to remain open.


Choosing your PS4 region     

Your PS4 region will be decided with your "Country" selection. Please note, if the disc region differs from PS4 system region, the unit itself, PlayStation™Network online services or DLC may not function properly.


System Requirements for PC Version   


OS: Windows 7x64, Windows 8x64, Windows 10x64 (64-bit OS Required)  

Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better  

Memory: 4 GB RAM  

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better (DirectX 11 card & VRAM 2GB Required)  

DirectX: Version 11  

Network: Broadband internet connection  

Storage: 100 GB available space  

Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card  

Additional Info: Requires Steam Client to activate.  

*Game is currently in development so system requirements may change without notice. We thank you for your understanding.


Fangamer and Third Party Use of Personal Information

YS NET has a written contract with Fangamer to carry out the backer surveys. Fangamer is a formal representative of YS NET to help process and fulfill all backer's orders through the surveys. Personal information is handed over and treated in accordance with the privacy policies of both companies for the purposes of conducting the surveys and reward delivery only. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.        

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    1. Missing avatar

      Miraglyth on

      ShinAkuma: Yes. I had (after the first Ys Net reply here) no doubt that this was the case. What I am asking for though is for them to add the $500 tier so the $300 tier people can upgrade without losing rewards!

      It seems quite fair. Presently the $250 tier backers can now add $200 to get the other three capsule toys without losing anything. Why can't the $300 tier backers do the same?

    2. ShinAkuma on

      Miraglyth - I believe you are right! seems like the upgrade from $250 to $450 tier will only bring you +3 capsule toys ($67 for each aditional toy) and if you had the $300 to $450 I tried to ask fangamer and this was their reply;
      "The signed illustration is NOT provided if you did not already have the $300 tier.

      This decision was made by the Ys Net team. Fangamer is not running this project — Fangamer is just handling certain logistical aspects such as surveys, physical rewards, and code delivery. We (Fangamer) cannot answer your question as we have very limited guidance on the project, and can only answer questions about the above topics.
      You can send Ys Net a message on Kickstarter
      Fangamer Team"

      there is a slight chance you might get it since you backed on kickstarter.

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      Miraglyth on

      @Martin J. Fortune
      "Hi I backed at the $300 level with the Signed sketch, the survey is offer to "upgrade" to the toy capsule box set for $150 extra ... I see people talking about losing the signed sketch, how can it be an "upgrade " if we lose something"


      The only comment received so far is from Ys Net as the second comment of this update: "does not include the Yu Suzuki signed illustration". As far as we can tell, upgrading will mean we lose the signed illustration.

      I really really want them to let us upgrade to the $500 tier directly so we can get all the toys WITHOUT losing the illustration. There are I think four people in this comments section alone that have mentioned wanting to upgrade - five if you would be too - so that's an extra $1000 right there.

    4. Robert Brown on

      @Terry Go to and put in your Kickstarter email from the time you back this project. You will then receive your survey.

      Remember to check your spam folder as well as you’re regular inbox.

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      Terry on

      how do you fill out the survey?

    6. Martin J. Fortune on

      Hi I backed at the $300 level with the Signed sketch, the survey is offer to "upgrade" to the toy capsule box set for $150 extra, now the blurb about the "upgrade" only mentions the 4 capsule toys being I get 1 random with the $300 level that makes it $50 for each additional capsule toy, why are they so expensive? I really don't understand also I see people talking about losing the signed sketch, how can it be an "upgrade " if we lose something, can someone form Ys Net please confirm these details, thank you and thank you for bringing Shenmue 3 to life 😊

    7. ShinAkuma on


      You can upgrade your tier and/or add on additional tiers through your backer survey by clicking the “Change or Upgrade Tiers or Addon” link.

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      Daniel Savoy on

      Question: I paid an extra $13 for the soundtrack. If I upgrade to the world telecom tier, do I have to re-buy that addon?

    9. ShinAkuma on

      Strange - That is correct, add-ons are just an additional separate "reward" you wish to add, such as extra t-shirts, or games disc/digital ... its the same price, all you save is shipping cost!
      You can decide to buy the game separate from the add-on or something else and you endup with an extra survey.

      I was thinking of doing the same but something tells me that the game will be available on PSstore next year maybe cheaper.. so I am thinking To go for the capsule toys

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      Strange Vision on

      Just to clarify, an add on is a separate item isn't it? So if I already backed at a tier for the physical game, I could add a second digital one? I have already backed for the boxed copy but I also want the convenience of digital and the ability to play straight away in case my game takes a few days to arrive. Also would any in game extras I got in the physical version be available in the lower tier digital version?

    11. Husson Eagle on

      Does anyone know how big the toy capsules will be? Is it like a 12 inch figurine?

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      Miraglyth on

      (To clarify my previous comment: I'm presently on the $300 tier, and upgrading to $450 would remove a reward.)

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      Miraglyth on

      I can see the $450 tier now. Am I right in thinking Shenmue 3 isn't doing any simple add-ons?

      I'm really hoping the $500 tier to include the signed illustration reappears. I prefer the illustration to the four capsules but that means $200 less for the project and I would like the ability to get both.

    14. ShinAkuma on

      Bouillo - je suis tout a fais d'accord avec toi, l'emotion en detail! Je suis sur qu'il vont regler ce "petit" probleme.

      Battle System Expanded: AI Battling !! HHUrraaaaai :)
      quelle bonne nouvelle!

    15. Bouillo on

      J'ai hâte de voir le jeux fini, faite du bon travail ! s'il vous plait j'insiste avec ça , régler le problème avec les yeux qui ne cligne pas et qui ne bouge pas , toute l'émotion est dans le regard , si Ryo à les yeux rouge de larmes tout repensant à la scène lorsque son père meurt imaginer l'aspect psychologique que cela pourrait apporter , comme dans le premier Nozomi souffrait du manque de présence de ryo et celui si restai impassible , aujourd'hui Ryo doit être plus humain .

    16. Aditya V Iyer on

      Great! just happened to come across this page. No survey here yet (yeah no spam either) so waiting, I'm more keen on seeing an add-on that I can club digital extras and the first two games (about time) on Steam ha

    17. ShenmueFan on

      Screenshot looks great. Remember we never saw anything of Resident Evil 2 remake before the E3 trailer and that looks great. The bits i've seen of shenmue 3 I have been impressed with. Very important yu and deep silver get the first trailer and gameplay trailer right. Look at Resident Evil 2 remake and shenmues kickstarter Annoucement trailer at e3 in 2015, that's how to do a Trailer and get people excited and pre ordering. Deep silver's mighty number 9 trailer is how to not do trailer and it really killed that games momentum .

    18. Abdul Rohman on

      The screenshot above looks very reassuring, i'm glad the development has reached new heights. The addition of assisted battle a.i surely will help series newcomers overcome challenging parts of the game or to simply enjoy the story. Already purchased Shenmue 1&2 remaster to jogg my memories of the game, can't wait to play shenmue 3 next year! Tbh i'm still a bit worried about the animations but looking at how far the gameplay has developed i'm sure Yu Suzuki & the team will put it to justice. I hope there's lots of minigames and jobs to do it'll be a blast to re-experience shenmue in today's standards.

    19. JH on

      シェンムー3のSteam Keyが日本からでも有効化出来ることを祈っています。

    20. Richard Garcia on

      Nevermind, could just be a caching issue. Try to open the link from your email in an incognito tab, or close out your browser entirely and then re-open the link.

    21. Richard Garcia on

      I'm also missing the upgrade in the fangamer survey. :/

    22. George Mori on

      I do not see the toy capsules as available


      Wow! The masterpiece is looking better than ever!! The next goal is within reach!!! Keep pushing and remember the Wude!!!

    24. FaytTheGreat on

      @Ys Net I think some people mentioned it but what if they already had the signed illustration as part of their original backing, wouldn't they now be able to keep their original back and add the Capsule Toy and save 50 dollars on top? This one doesn't seem very thoroughly thought through.

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      Michele on

      Hope to receive an answer about the presence (or the lack) of additional drm in the game. I would like to know before the release of the game.

    26. Gareth Simpson on

      nice screenshot shenmue 3 is really shaping up looking forward to shenmue 1 n 2 to tide us over till then, pay day on friday so will have one final slacker backer to aid towards the 7.5mil lets do this!!!

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      Houman Shahin on

      I don’t see the option to upgrade or add on to this package??? Is it posted yet?

    28. Mark Tyler on

      I don't see any option to include the Toy Capsule Box Set as an add-on (only as an upgraded tier). Anyone know where to go to view the add-on option?

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      Dimitri Rosner on

      so how do i add on the toy capsules to my order? i don't see it on the add on page, i have the $300 tier

    30. mjqjazzbar on

      Looks amazing.

      Thanks for the great updates and best of luck on the future release. :)

    31. Marco Antonio Garcia on

      I don’t see the toy capsule option in the link. Is it because I choose the $175 option to begin with?

    32. Ari Tomi Stenberg on

      What we still really needs to get this to 7,5 m to get final battle extented then this is perfect!! As for me beyond 7,5 m goals seem it mainly be more minigames and magic maze. I believe we can still get about 400k $ before august 13 when crown funding Slacker backer ending. I believe with Shenmue 1 and 2 remastered finally coming to pc and consoles this pushing us to 7,5m before 13.8. Keep money flowing we are so near now!

    33. Multiverse Mob on

      I feel the sentiment @Anonymous81. Also super happy 1+2 is coming out in HD!

      Does anyone know what move Ryo is doing in the image? Looks like Iron Palm or Hind Blow. Unless it is something new...

    34. Anonymous81 - #ShenmueSaved on

      I never thought we'd reach 7 million. Seriously, everyone who donated to this game... ever... even one dollar... I don't care if it's weird to say this: I love you. And thank-you for helping to allow us to have this game one day.

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      - on


      Names are fine. Personal information is more like address, financial information, how to find you on social media, etc.

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      RensGirl on

      Quick question.
      I'm confused as to what it means regarding the 'Concerning Pictures, Images and Text' it says that personal information is not allowed, does this mean we cannot have our real names in the games credits?

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      Miraglyth on

      Same question as Husson Eagle and Benji Copeman; I backed at the $300 tier with the signed illustration before. Could there be a way to add the toy capsule addon without losing the signed illustration?

      I've checked the survey page again and it doesn't look like the Toy Capsule Set option has been added yet...

    38. Adam Clark on

      Jesus! I wasn't expecting us to reach the $7million stretch goal! Maybe if we loads of time, but that quickly?! It just goes to show what Shenmue fans can do. Loving that new gameplay image! Man, I can't wait for Shenmue 3. Please..please show a new trailer or gameplay video at gamescom! Seriously, well done to the fans!

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      Esteban Gunn on

      Do we have a projected release date? Only asking because I may move in 2019

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      - on

      First gameplay screenshot looks excellent.

    41. Husson Eagle on

      So what if someone already paid for a signed illustration, can he/she still upgrade and receive a signed illustration? If a person decides to upgrade will they get the $450 toy capsule box set and miss out on signed illustration?

    42. Benji Copeman on

      I have the $300 edition which includes an autograph by Yu Suzuki. If i upgraded to $450, would that mean I would lose the autograph?


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      Othmane on

      I have a french account and I live in Portugal (my country selection in the survey), will I have any problems with the region requirements. FYI: I have chosen the ps4 version of the game.

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      Joel on

      @FaytTheGreat Also, while it certainly does not apply to everyone, in my local currency price is about the same as in 2015 as USD has become about 10% more expensive to buy since then. :/

    45. Michael Yuan on

      My actual shipping address is Shanghai, China. But my PS4 account is Hong Kong, and want to choose HK Disc, can I just change country to Hong Kong only? Others still write my Shanghai address.

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      Ryan on

      I hope you can disable the Ai Battling. Part of the appeal of Shenmue worse learning the combat system and gradually getting better through time and effort.

    47. Ys Net Creator on

      @FaytTheGreat The reason the Toy Capsule Box Set is $50 cheaper than the Kickstarter reward tier is that is does not include the Yu Suzuki signed illustration.

    48. FaytTheGreat on

      Is this upgrade the same as the Kickstarter $500 dollar Toy Box Set? From the pictures it looks to be the same thing but why is it $50 dollars cheaper?