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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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Survey Info #5: Campaign Ends on this Friday - Slacker Backer, Reward Upgrade/Add-on -

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)



Hello Backers,

Hope everyone enjoyed the trailer that was released last week!


Today we have a reminder for end of the campaign. The Slacker Backer campaign which began in December 2016 and the Reward Upgrades/Add-ons campaign through the surveys which began in June 2018, will both end in a couple of days.


Campaign end date timezones:

・Friday, August 31, 2018 23: 59 PDST  

・Saturday, September 1, 2018 8: 59 CEST  

・Saturday, September 1, 2018 15: 59 JST


Campaigns to end:

· Slacker Backer Campaign  

· Reward Upgrades / Add-ons


... Don’t miss this last opportunity to pick up that reward you had your eye on!


Although no new pledges will be accepted after this date, surveys will remain open for your responses until September 30 (SUN), 2018.


Many thanks to each and every one of you for your kind support!


Thank you again for your continued support!



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

Shenmue III Backer Survey

Backer surveys are now underway. For information on your survey, please see the email sent to you by Fangamer. Shenmue III 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 31 (FRI) 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.


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    1. Andreas on

      I wonder if we reached 7.5 mil

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      Miraglyth on

      Yeah, that was on Update #86 (Survey Info #3), replying to me! :) I've got that saved too.

    3. Andrea Collier on

      I've also got a screenshot from a comment from Ys Net on a previous kickstarter update. That we'd keep our signed illustration. Hoping this confusion is cleared. It's been almost 2 weeks since I upgraded, and don't see anything. Maybe it's in fangamer's secured records.

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      Miraglyth on

      Thanks. I've seen a screenshot of an email reply saying the same to a moderator on Shenmue Dojo (for Update Survey #2).

      With time running short, I've taken the risk of updating. Like you I can't see anything recognising I was originally a $300 Kickstarter backer, so now I'm really anxious this was a mistake and that I'll lose the illustration.

      I've emailed Fangamer to ask if they can distinguish the Kickstarter element within their $450 orders to determine illustration eligibility. I'll follow up again once I get a reply.

    5. Andrea Collier on

      It just shows I have the $450 level. I don't see anything about my having my signed edition. I wonder how long this delay is in updating.

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      Miraglyth on

      Actually (and sorry for the spam, all!) Does the Fangamer management page say if you've upgraded?

      If it said something like "$450, upgraded from $300" that would be quite reassuring.

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      Miraglyth on

      I am concerned that if we upgrade to the $450 option, Fangamer and YsNet would have no way to tell we were originally $300 tier backers.

      This would mean they couldn't know who still gets the illustration, and they might simply choose not to do so and issue an apology instead.

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      Miraglyth on

      That's what I fear, yeah. Especially when other communication specifically said we WOULD lose it. Can you share that screenshot with me please? There are hours before the window closes. I just want the reassurance. The illustration matters to me more than the toys so it would be a big risk for me to potentially lose the thing I want more in the hope of getting both.

    9. Andrea Collier on

      Also, I've shared this information on a couple Shenmue facebook groups, including the screenshot of Ysnet saying we keep the autograph on a previous update.

    10. Andrea Collier on

      I sent fangamer a message about this and I got the answer that we keep the signed illustration.. I upgraded from my $300 to the $450 level already...I really hope this isn't a communication problem. I really want that signed illustration!

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      Miraglyth on

      This is the last chance for me to upgrade my tier from $300 to $450 or $500. I want to, but the question I've asked has had two different answers!

      "Can $300 tier backers have an upgrade option to get the other capsule toys without losing their signed illustration?"

      In previous comment threads, YsNet have said that $300 tier backers could upgrade and keep the illustration, but also that the $450 tier option would lose the illustration. But that's the only upgrade option for people on the $300 tier!!

      I've asked about this in several updates now. YsNet, could you please give further reassurance that it is safe for us to upgrade without LOSING a reward?

      Or if it's still possible, could you please add the $500 tier to the upgrade campaign?

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      Josh Chapman on

      Yeah, trailer was good thanks, still concerns of the facial modelling but I have faith this will be corrected.

      Anyone else getting concerned over this new logo though? I am.

      It's to me not in keeping with the series, why did it have to change (it looks very amateurish). Please Yu, see sense and change it back, people will think it's a separate game, that's how people think.

    13. Carlo Di Donna on

      that sure is a whole lot of Gigabites Lmao

      but i am sure every gig will be worth it ;3


      Time to reach High Ground!!!

    15. Adam on

      Thanks for the reminder. I'm getting all I need now so I won't ever have to pay for a retail copy. No money for Deep Silver >▽<