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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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Survey Info #6: Campaign Closed! - Thanks Messages from Yu Suzuki -

Posted by Ys Net (Creator)



Hello Everyone,

The Slacker Backer and reward upgrades & add-on campaigns have ended last month, and today Yu Suzuki would like to give a message of thanks for your support!


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We are now putting together the totals for all of the campaigns and we will have a report for you in a following update.


Last Month for Survey Responses

The deadline for survey responses is coming up in this weeks. At the beginning of September the response rate was at 75% with 25% of surveys unanswered.


We hope that as many of you as possible will send in your survey responses, however, to meet our development schedule and to prepare for manufacturing, it will be difficult to extend the response deadline past September.


Please respond to your survey by the end of this month. Thank you very much!



---------- 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.


・Slacker Backer campaign, reward upgrades and add-ons → CLOSED!

・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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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. Moony Cat on

      Like John Paul said, it will be really good that we have some news about the game itself. Like gameplay or development. Like the trailer but yeah, the dealine is August 2019 and we don't know what we can have in hands for now. :/ It's been since 2015 now and so few informations about the project itself...

    2. MIchael Andre Brooklyn Gadson on

      Please pass this idea to Yu? Yu please add yourself as an meaningful character in the game in your likeness?!?!?!!!!

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      Sandré Verkaik on

      sseb22 - You should have received it. I've received all the information so I can check right after I did the survey.

      Michele - Why is region so important to you? They know where you live right? Or what do you mean :)

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      George Gibbs on

      Has there been any decision on what type of anti-piracy to use? I ask because I plan on playing this on Linux with Steam Play, which works fine with DX11 now but doesn't work so well with Denuvo and some other copy protection mechanisms.

      Alternatively, since the game is UE4 it'd be nice to get a native Linux version!

    5. sseb22 on

      Hello, is it possible to check our answers to the survey?
      I found an email from Fangamer Mailroom on june 30th confirming the name that I want to see in the credits and the format between PC and PS4 but not my home address or the region of the disc.

    6. Norman G. on

      Keep up the good work !
      Eat your vegetables and listen to Mr Suzuki !
      Nah, seriously, I hope you're doing well with the development. See you around.

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      Michele on

      Still nothing has been done to fix the issue in choosing the console region by user region instead of letting them choose. If that is a insormountable problem I wonder how they'll deal with future challenges about the game developement.

    8. Kevin Kwok on

      the backer survey only asks me what country I live in when I give the address, it does not actually ask for my shipping address

    9. Dott on

      It might be me, but the color of the txt in the video is really hard to read as it is hardly contrasting with the background.

    10. John Paul on

      It will be a wonderful day when we finally see some gameplay instead of updates talking about the slacker backer, surveys and little freaky trailers. The trailer a few weeks ago was beautiful but the music wasn't even from the game. Come on guys! Gameplay and real updates one day.

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      Jeff Kleist on

      I know a lot of people would love to see an Xbox One option materialize, especially since we just played through 1&2 again there :)

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      Sean B. Brown on

      Chibi/SD Yu Suzuki is adorable. <3 <3 <3

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      Santiago Sarmiento on

      Shenmue family, thank you so much for doing this!!

    14. Vyse Legendaire on

      Hope everyone completes their survey !! The game was made possible by all of you

    15. Angelo Joseph on

      I wish the Shenmue team the best of luck! The end is in sight!