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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.
Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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    SHENMUE LIVES

    Yu Suzuki's thanks and praise. + Be able to participate in surveys and vote in polls for the ideas you want to see in the game.

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    DIGITAL COPY

    A digital copy of Shenmue 3 for PC or PS4.

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    SAVE SHENMUE DIGITAL UPGRADE

    Kickstarter exclusive Shenmue III
    wallpaper set. The wallpapers will feature the Real Deal Ryo & Sure as Sugar Shenhua - the perfect models of our heroes as they were always imagined to be! + Your name on the official Shenmue III website.

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    PHYSICAL COPY - PC

    A physical copy of Shenmue 3 in an exlusive, backer-only case (PC only).

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    PHYSICAL COPY - PS4

    A physical copy of Shenmue 3 in an exclusive, backer-only case

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    S3 WORLD TELECOM

    Get an international phone card (in-game item) to call Nozomi, Guizhang Chen, Ine-san, Joy, Fuku-san, or other characters from Shenmue 1 & 2.

    This item will unlock phone conversations and flashback scenes available only to Kickstarter Backers. Keep your friends close with S3 World Telecom.

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    SHENMUE 3 TRIAL VERSION

    Your choice of a digital copy of the game for PC or PS4, or a physical copy for PC + A digital copy of the trial version for PC + Your name in the credits. Be the first anywhere to play Shenmue 3. Get the real word straight from the development team.

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    TOY CAPSULES - "I SHOULD BUY ONE"

    A Shenmue series favorite and now a Kickstarter exclusive. An actual capsule toy that will appear in the game! Get one of four random figures: Ryo, Shenhua, Chai or the Forklift.

    *Actual figures may differ from the concept images.

    Includes the $100 Reward.

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    BONUS PACK

    A backer-only Advanced Technique Scroll + 20 Capsule Toy Tickets + An mp3 download of the original soundtrack with unreleased tracks + A digital artbook filled with unreleased illustrations + An original Shenmue 3 T-shirt.

    Includes the $120 Reward.

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    PRINTED ART BOOK

    Printed art book curated by Yu Suzuki.

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    KICKSTARTER COLLECTOR'S EDITION

    A n illustration + A backer-only Arcane Technique Scroll + A Skin-change feature for Ryo's Jacket + The physical CD soundtrack.

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    SIGNED KICKSTARTER COLLECTOR'S EDITION

    A must have for the Shenmue fan. Get an illustration signed by Yu Suzuki. Don't miss your opportunity to get Yu's autograph! + A backer-only Arcane Technique Scroll + A Skin-change feature for Ryo's Jacket + The physical CD soundtrack.

    Includes the $175 Reward.

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    TOY CAPSULE BOX SET - "THIS IS COOL!"

    A Shenmue series favorite and now a Kickstarter exclusive. Actual capsule toys that will appear in the game! Get all four figures: Ryo, Shenhua, Chai and the Forklift.

    Includes the $300 Reward.

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    SHENMUE GUESTBOOK

    Put your name and a 140 character message in the guestbook of a Choubu inn. Write your witticism/aphorism/Shenmue-ism for all to see!

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    DICE DUDE CAPSULE TOY

    Be in the newest Shenmue capsule toy collection as your own block figure for the in-game capsule toy machines. + Give an idea for the toy's name.

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    SHENMUE PATRON

    In the oriental tradition of marking a pilgrimage to a temple by affixing one's name to the building, your name will appear on a Choubu temple in Chinese characters. The Chinese characters for your name will be approved by Yu Suzuki himself.

    Find your name tag on the temple and receive a special Technique Scroll!

    + Receive a PDF of your name in Chinese characters as it will appear in the game.

    Be part of the culture that is the world of Shenmue.

    $500 Reward included.

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    LEND SHENMUE A HAND

    Your hand and all the mysteries that lie within its palm will be featured in a book at a fortune teller. See what your future will hold!

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    VINTAGE GRAB BAG - Project Berkley

    Super rare promo merch from Shenmue 1 & 2. 3 random items (pictures in the rewards explanation section). Unbox this!

    Includes the $500 Reward.

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    RYO VOICE MESSAGE BY COREY MARSHALL

    Corey Marshall, the English voice actor who plays the main character Ryo in Shenmue 1 & 2, will do a special voice message for you as Ryo.

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    TEMPLE OF THE BLOOMING FLOWER

    Get a Chinese character of your choice to represent yourself, drawn in ornate calligraphy. Find your character displayed at the Temple of the Blooming Flower and get a special Technique Scroll!

    + Get the physical, hand-drawn calligraphy of your character!

    Includes the $800 Reward.

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    CHIBI YOU CAPSULE TOY

    Kenji Miyawaki will draw you as a chibi figure for the in-game capsule toy vending machines. + Give an idea for the toy's name.

    Includes the $600 Reward.

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    DREAMS COME TRUE

    Choose one of three wishes. Your name and birthdate will be written on a traditional wishing plaque to be displayed at a temple in Bailu Village. Find your plaque and your wish will come true! This is Kickstarter only exclusive!

    Includes the TEMPLE OF THE BLOOMING FLOWER Reward.

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    I AM SHENMUE 3

    Be immortalized in world of Shenmue with your signed picture in the harbor waiting area for the Choubu passenger boat. Plus your name will appear on the guest register at a Choubu inn. Show the world how Shenmue you are.

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    BFF CAPSULE TOY

    Ryo, Shenhua, Nozomi, Joy, Ren, Ine-san, Guizhang, Lan Di, Chai, or Fangmei to appear with your Kenji Miyawaki-drawn chibi figure for the in-game capsule toy vending machines. + Give an idea for the toy's name.

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    SHENMUE BAIT & TACKLE

    Get to name a fishing rod or lure. When your item is purchased, it will get a close-up and reaction from Ryo. + Receive the in-game item you named. Let’s get... fishy!

    Includes the $600 Reward.

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    VINTAGE GRAB BAG - Dragons Don't Sleep

    Ultra rare promo merch from Shenmue 1 & 2. 6 random items (pictures in the rewards explanation section). Unbox this!

    Includes the $500 Reward.

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    CRYSTAL MEMORIES

    Become the proud owner of a highly collectible, laser engraved crystal sculpture of Ryo and Shenhua. Commemorate Shenmue 3 in style. Comes with an LED stand (requires 3 AAA batteries) that illuminates the design within. Crystal: W50mm×H80mm×D50mm, w/ stand: W66mm×H112mm×D66mm, total weight: 556g.

    Includes the RYO VOICE MESSAGE BY COREY MARSHALL Reward.

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    SHENMUE CHARACTER BUST

    Concept design models of the main characters, produced for the development of Shenmue I. These busts were important stepping stones in the design phase to make them as life-like as possible, and were the first time the characters took shape (literally). Good condition, with wear and discoloration from all the loving hands that went into making Shenmue.

    Choose one: Ryo (2 available), Shenhua (4 available), Ren (3 available) or Lan Di (3 available). First come, first serve!

    Includes the RYO VOICE MESSAGE BY COREY MARSHALL Reward.

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    RYO'S JACKET - REPLICA

    Not just any replica of Ryo's trademark leather jacket. This is a Yu Suzuki approved replica of Ryo's trademark leather jacket. Yeah, you want it.

    Choose your size! We will ask for your size in a survey later on.

    Includes the $500 Reward.

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    BE A TECHNIQUE SCROLL LUCKY HIT GAME BOARD

    Do you want to be a game of lucky hit? Get your face and name on an in-game Lucky Hit board featuring a Technique Scroll.

    + 50 Lucky Hit Tickets (In-game Item)

    Includes the I AM SHENMUE 3 and RYO VOICE MESSAGE BY COREY MARSHALL Rewards.

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    NAME A VENDOR

    Get to name a street vendor in the Choubu area. Once Yu Suzuki approves your name, it will become vendor’s sign in Chinese and English. Could you be the next Bob or Tom?

    RYO VOICE MESSAGE BY COREY MARSHALL Reward included.

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    VINTAGE GRAB BAG - Keep Those You Love

    OMG rare promo merch from Shenmue 1 & 2. 10 random items (pictures in the rewards explanation section). Unbox this!

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    RYO's WATCH

    Extremely rare, from a very limited run.You will also be named as a Special Sponsor in the credits.

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    CHOUBU TRAVELLER / NON-COMBAT NPC

    Appear as an NPC staying at a Choubu inn. No big battle scene with Ryo, but this is your chance to cameo in the world of Shenmue!

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    RYO'S JACKET - THE ORIGINAL

    The original jacket worn by Masaya Matsukaze for all of the Shenmue press events 14 years ago. What fan has not seen this legendary article of clothing before? + A special video message just for you by Yu Suzuki. + Be named as a Special Sponsor in the credits.

    Includes the $500 Reward.

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    DINNER WITH YU SUZUKI + SHENMUE SCRIPT SET

    Bring a friend to join a dinner party in Japan with Yu-san and the other backers of this tier. (Date will be tentatively set for September, 2016). + An original script set from Shenmue 1 and 2. Even those working closely with the production of the first titles may not have laid eyes on these rare treasures. Scripts are in Japanese. You will also be named as a Special Sponsor in the credits.

    Includes the $500 Reward.

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    BE A SHENMUE 3 NPC

    Your face will be featured on a Chi You Men member to do battle with Ryo! To maintain character setting, body style will be up to Mr. Suzuki. + Be named as a Special Sponsor in the credits.

    Includes the RYO VOICE MESSAGE BY COREY MARSHALL Reward.

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    DINNER WITH YU SUZUKI IN MONACO + RYO'S JACKET - REPLICA

    Bring a friend to participate in a Shenmue 3 project meeting with Yu-san in the picturesque town of Eze, to be followed by dinner. (Date will be tentatively set for the end of February, 2016). + Be named as a Special Sponsor in the credits.

    Includes the RYO'S JACKET - REPLICA Reward.

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    DINNER WITH YU SUZUKI IN LOS ANGELES + RYO'S JACKET - REPLICA

    Bring a friend to join a dinner party in Los Angeles with Yu-san and the other backers of this tier. (Date will be tentatively set for June, 2016). + Be named as a Special Sponsor in the credits.

    Includes the RYO'S JACKET - REPLICA Reward.

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