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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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      Matt Oliver 1 day ago

      If you don't like the trailer that is your call. It's not going to look triple A on a backer fund of $7million or the backing from Deep Silver which isnt likely to take overall funding beyond $10-12 million.

      We are getting a 30 hours+ game with mini games, fleshed out conversations and a setting perfect for Shenmue 3. Yes the models aren't top notch but they look fine for me. Plus look and Lan Di and Shenhua, they are the finished article. The model in the last trailer (of Ryo) is older.

      As for micro-transactions there are none. If theres DLC for a jacket skin fine but theres nothing that requires you to spend money to progress the game or make it easier. I'm not sure where you've got your information from on that

    2. Jeremy Felan 1 day ago

      Why micro transactions? And this game looks more disappointing with every new trailer or event showing..

    3. Bowl0l on

      @varsas, you need to read again.
      They clearly wrote "F**k you to whoever that wants a physical copy because we, the recipient of the KS decides your game region based on your shipping address."

      It's too difficult/too late to add a column to request game region?
      It's too late now although a backer, me messaged them through email and KS since November 2018.
      That naive backer also received a reply that the region selection will be implemented soon.
      Too difficult to add a region selection in a webpage? Sorry but selecting T-Shirt size is more important.

    4. varsas on

      @Tommy Lau: All backers do get to select the region. It's part of the survey you completed.

    5. Tommy Lau on

      Please let all backer select the PS4 game region by ourselves. We should have this right.

    6. Yourtime on

      Did you just link us the kickstarter page?

    7. Troy Meredith on

      Just noticed Shenmue III is up for Pre-Order on Square Enix's online store. I definitely missed that news.

    8. David Curameng on

      Thanks for the update! Side note: I did not get this update via e-mail? :/

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      Elyssa Kornienko

      Looking good. Hope you guys make the August date.

    10. Patrick SAYET

      is it possible to get a refund?

    11. Brandon Gibbs on

      Hey nice work so far. Keep it up!

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      - on

      Don't forget to put the screens on in high quality. Kickstarter doesn't display the images even in 720p.

    13. ShenmueFan on

      Looking great! Can't wait for august.

    14. Amy on

      It's looking great! Looking forward to exploring this game.

    15. Lee Donagh on

      Love it! ❤️👍

    16. Bradley Phillips on

      The game is looking amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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      riddick snipes on

      OMG it looks amazing.
      Look at the detail on that banana!
      Great job guys. I cant wait to get fully immersed into it when it arrives.

    18. Jason Walsh on

      The game looks so good! I can't wait to get my hands on it. Well done to Yu and the team.

    19. Bule on

      Yeeeeaaaaahh, forklifts!

    20. Mantis on

      Don't join Epic! Rumour has it that the real CEO is called Lan Di! Stick with the good guys and bring Shenmue III to Steam.


      Beautiful progress. Shenmue III is on the way to being a timeless masterpiece. Keep refining towards the finish line!! Almost there!!!

    22. Gary G on

      Wow this is looking better than I was thinking it would look :)

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      Sean Machan on

      I am loving the way this is looking! Sticking to the series roots it looks like, excellent! I am so stoked for this.

    24. FatBatCat on

      I’m having concerns from recent controversies over exclusivity. I personally will be playing on PS4, but I’m still curious if there will be a surprise announcement involving Epic Games or is it only available on Steam?

    25. Bowl0l on

      @Ys Net
      May I know why no action is taken regarding adding region selection in

      My last reply from
      Oscar & the Shenmue III Team
      is January 8, 2019. Could you at least inform backers that you will be offering a method to change game region in the update, just to acknowledge what Oscar promised in the message to me?

      Or that was just pure BS?

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      Paul Kratt on

      I love the new screenshots, everything is coming together nicely.

      Note for anyone who hasn't paid attention to news outside of the kickstarter updates that "Chobu" is a translation that resulted from going from Chinese -> Japanese -> English and the final game may call it "Niaowu" in English instead. Some recent articles from the past month have used the Niaowu translation instead.

    27. Brandon Hill on

      Im still having a hard time believing that this is finally coming to fruition, but it looks amazing. I look forward to playing the long awaited sequel to one of the best game experiences Ive ever had.

    28. Christian Pokrywka on

      Looking amazing! Keep up the great work!

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      Charles vieira on

      Any word on when trial version will be available

    30. Davis Bailey on

      Forkliftan' collectan'
      Yeah baby, it's Shenmue.

    31. Mark Lawrence on

      I'm going to try to pawn everything just to see the offers. Maybe a funny response from an odd item for a nice easter egg?

    32. Don Reba on

      > Ryo gets a Forklift job again!

      Best news yet!

    33. Abdul Rohman on

      Looks ready gameplay-wise =) Thank Yu

    34. Charlie Steward on

      Looking great! Can’t wait to finally dig in!

    35. Nima Zeighami on

      Thank you. You’re bringing my dreams to life. This is what I’ve wanted for 15 years since I was a kid.