MAGIC 2019: New Trailer!
MAGIC 2019 was held yesterday and along with it came a new trailer release! See the latest Shenmue III trailer here now!
How was that? We know we... Read more
MAGIC 2019: Participation Info
Following last year’s participation in the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC), Director Yu Suzuki will once again be attending this year’s event in Monaco held Saturday,... Read more
English Voice Recording Report!
The English voice recording is coming along so we want to report where we are at and get behind the scenes with the cast and crew.
If... Read more
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
May this be a happy and fruitful year.
Thank you again for your continued support!
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Shenmue 3 Backer Survey... Read more
China Distribution Finalized! Shenmue III Partnering with Tencent & Oasis Games!
The team here is digging deep in this last stretch to the August 27th release, and picking our heads up, there are only a few days... Read more
Survey Info #7: Final Campaign Tallies
It has been a while since the last update, sorry to have kept you all waiting. The final numbers for the funding and backer totals across... Read more
Survey Info #6: Campaign Closed! - Thanks Messages from Yu Suzuki -
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... Read more
Survey Info #5: Campaign Ends on this Friday - Slacker Backer, Reward Upgrade/Add-on -
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... Read more
gamescom 2018 Update #2: Release Date Finalized & New Trailer!!
We have just announced the release date for Shenmue III at gamescom 2018 and...
August 27th, 2019 is the day you will be able... Read more
gamescom 2018 Update #1
We have some breaking news about gamescom 2018!
There is a Shenmue III announcement planned for the opening day of gamescom, Tuesday the 21st, at 11:00~13:00... Read more
Shenmue Documentary Film, Shenmue I & II, Other Info
In this update we have some Shenmue related news we would like to bring to your attention.
Shenmue Documentary Film Project
As you may know,... Read more
Survey Info #4: Slacker Backer, Reward Upgrade/Add-on Campaigns Extended!
We are happy to announce that the Slacker Backer on the official Shenmue III site and the Fangamer Upgrade/Add-on campaigns have been extended to August 31st... Read more
Survey Info #3: For Backers Who Have Not Received Their Survey Mail
This update is for backers who not yet received their survey.
All surveys for backers who originally pledged on Kickstarter have gone out.
... Read more
Survey Info #2: We have reached the $7M stretch goal! & ｢Toy Capsule Box Set｣ is now available.
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... Read more
Survey Info #1: Survey Started!
The long wait for the surveys is now over and we are happy to announce that surveys begin today.
You will receive an email from Fangamerat... Read more
Survey Info #0: Soft Open Announcement
We know the backer surveys have been a long time in coming and apologize for the wait. The backer surveys are almost ready and will be going... Read more
Shenhua Finds Her Voice! & Voice Recording Report!
It is now official! Voice actress Haruka Terui will be the voice of Shenhua Ling, the heroine of this story facing the adventures ahead with Ryo.
It... Read more
Release date Announcement by Deep Silver
Along with our publishers, Deep Silver, we have an announcement for the release date of Shenmue III. Our report follows with a comment from Mr. Suzuki.
Announcement... Read more
MAGIC 2018: New Pics Up!
Yesterday at MAGIC 2018 held in Monaco, we unveiled four new Shenmue III pics that we want to share with you!
Isn't she charming?
From... Read more
MAGIC 2018 Participation Info
As some fans may already know, MAGIC (Monaco Anime Game International Conferences) is coming up to be held on February 24th. We are happy to announce director... Read more
Then, Now and Tomorrow
On June 16th, 2015 this project began on Kickstarter. It has been two and a half years, but at the top of 2016 we were able to... Read more
New Character & Lakshya Digital
Today we unveil a new character and introduce the production team who is giving us a hand with character production, Lakshya Digital.
We gave... Read more
Say Hello to the Deep Silver Promotion Team
For the update today, we would like to give a big welcome and introduction to the new members of the project team, Deep Silver.
Gaming fans may... Read more
Dev Room Progress Report Vol. 4
This month we have our fourth progress report from the dev room. What makes a character a character is their facial expressions, so this time we wanted... Read more
gamescom 2017 Travelogue
Today we want to give you a wrap up report from gamescom 2017 held this month in Cologne, Germany. With over 350,000 visitors, the event hall was... Read more
New Progress Video!!
Sorry for the long wait, but the newest progress video is here! Please see how Shenmue III is coming along with a born again Ryo and Shenhua,... Read more
New Partner!! ＆ gamescom 2017 Update #3
We have a major announcement today concerning our new publishing partner, and follow up details for gamescom.
Deep Silver Partnership Signed
The Shenmue III project... Read more
gamescom 2017 Update #2
Gamescom 2017 update for coming your way!
Meet and Greet at the Entertainment Area
We are go for a Shenmue event at the general admission entertainment area!... Read more
gamescom 2017 Update #1
Today we would like to share details about Shenmue III at gamescom 2017 which will be held at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany this August. Yu Suzuki... Read more
First things first,
We would like to express our gratitude for the many comments we received on our previous report. From constructive criticism to kind words... Read more
Production Schedule Information
Yu Suzuki would like to bring you a video message regarding the production schedule for Shenmue III.
Thank you for watching as Yu’s message contains important information that... Read more
Dev Room Progress Report Vol. 3
In this month’s update we present to you our third development report!
Who’s this new face…? Please check it out!
Thank you for watching and we hope... Read more
Yu-san on Story Building
The intrigue, adventure and drama of the Shenmue story is a hallmark of the series which has ignited our imaginations and burns with anticipation in our hearts.... Read more
Dev Room Progress Report Vol. 2
It has been a long time since our last update, and we are painfully aware you all have been eagerly awaiting the monthly report. All of us here... Read more
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Shenhua has come to town wishing merry to all at this year’s end, when our busied breath sends clouds of white billowing forth in the... Read more
Campaign and Progress Update
Lots to update this month, so here we go!
PC Version Available on Shenmue.link
There have been many requests for the PC version pre-order option during... Read more
Yu Suzuki on the Music of Shenmue
Shenmue would not be Shenmue without the music. The right song sets the tempo and the atmosphere, immersing you in the world and the moment.
This month,... Read more
With Halloween upon us, it is time to get into the spirit, so…
And yes, that is a Kenji Miyawaki original!
But one person who will not be... Read more
Dinner in Japan Reward Report
The 16th of September was the Dinner with Yu Suzuki in Tokyo reward day, and we wanted to share how the day went. Shenmue III backers from... Read more
From the Dev Room
The August development report comes straight from the Shenmue III Dev Room where we are hard at work doing the nitty-gritty of putting the game together. ... Read more
Keiji Okayasu Returns for Shenmue III
Taking a look at end credits of Shenmue you may noticed this man’s name—Keiji Okayasu. He was the Game Director for Shenmue I, then played a big role... Read more
We are at the one year anniversary from the day you all stood up and made Shenmue III a reality. So to mark the occasion, Yu-san wanted to... Read more
Backer Update for May
This month we are happy to announce a new member to the Shenmue III team—Toshihiko Masada. Toshihiko stands on the forefront of the animation industry, with... Read more
Before getting into the main part of the update, we would like to respond to two issues brought up by the community—the Shenmue III logo... Read more
Motion Capture and Care Packages
The season of the cherry blossoms is here, and as the flowers bloom and rain their pink petals across Japan, Shenmue III turns forward, making progress and new... Read more
您好中国! Greetings to China!
We've got a news for you today. We are launching the official Shenmue III Chinese language website, which will continue crowdfunding with the addition of Alipay.
Since the... Read more
MAGIC in Monaco
Today, Shibuya Productions is holding the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) where Yu Suzuki will be giving a presentation on Shenmue III and unveiling some new screen... Read more
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Thanks to Shenmue fans everywhere, 2015 saw the start of Shenmue III. 2016 will be a year with noses to the grindstone to make the next installment... Read more
Rewards Poll Redo, Slacker Backer Extension & Guinness WR
Season’s Greetings Everyone!
Here we are, the last (and very important) announcements before the magical year that was 2015 comes to a close!
Reward Poll Redo
In the last update... Read more
CHUAPPX Expo Review & PayPal Rewards Poll
There are two items on the agenda today. The first is question for you regarding the availability of Kickstarter rewards on PayPal and the second is a recap... Read more
Month 3 Progress Report
Yes, we are in the third month of development of Shenmue 3. The story and scenarios are now out of the planning stage and it is time to... Read more
Message Reply System Outage
We are currently experiencing a technical malfunction with the Kickstarter messaging service. We cannot confirm if our replies are getting back to you, and we are also not... Read more
One more chance to make history with Shenmue III!
Thanks to your support, Shenmue III became the most funded video game on Kickstarter with 69,320 people helping to bring back the Shenmue series back to life.... Read more
Progress Interview with Yu Suzuki
It has been a while since our last post here on Update section. Sorry everyone! We are sure many of your concerns right now boil down to,... Read more
Thank you from Yu Suzuki
On July 17th, the Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue III drew to a finish. Because of you, the backers and the fans, Shenmue III set the Guinness record for the fastest... Read more
Last minute Twitch festivities!
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone!
As we announced, Yu Suzuki himself, and more project members, will be appearing on Twitch again to celebrate the final hours of Shenmue 3 Kickstarter project. Last... Read more
$39 Digital Upgrade & Collector’s Shenmue Character Busts
Happy Shenmue to You!
Here we go, the final rewards for the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter! This is your absolutely last chance to get these Kickstarter only rewards and help #SaveShenmue... Read more
Yu Suzuki: It’s time to make our dream of Shenmue III a reality.
Hello Backers and Shenmue Fans Everywhere!
Yes, we are now down to the final 24 hours of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter! Everyone has been working so hard to make this... Read more
Cédric Biscay: Shenmue Through and Through
Bonjour fans de Shenmue!
We one more very important person to introduce. Co-producer and longtime Shenmue fan, Cédric Biscay. Here is a little Q & A to get us all... Read more
Masaya Matsukaze Confirmed & Monaco Meeting Upgrade
Greeting Shenmue Allied Forces!
We have been getting a lot of questions asking if Masaya Matsukaze will be the Japanese voice of Ryo for Shenmue 3. Yes, it is... Read more
Ryan Payton – The Meaning of Shenmue on Kickstarter
Here we are with two days left! This month has been quite a journey, and just like our hero Ryo, we have fought hard battles and made new... Read more
New Trailer for Shenmue 3 & NPC Reward Added
Greetings Shenmue Family!
We have come to the final three days of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter! Your support and encouragement alone have already made this project a huge success.... Read more
#YouaskYu Redo & New Reward
Greetings Backers and Shenmue Fans!
Yu-san sends a big thanks for all of your questions at #YouaskYu. Lots of game insights and good laughs await below!
But first, there is... Read more
Poll Results & Fishing Poles
Poll results from your favorite character and mini-game are in, with an outstanding 14,751 people replying! Some questions were not answered by all of the respondents, but it... Read more
Masaya Matsukaze Back with More
Thank you for all of your #YouaskYu questions! All of the questions and answers from today's session will be posted on a later update. Keep your unasked questions safe,... Read more
Capsule Figure Blowout and more!
New rewards are here! Celebrate Shenmue's return by being there yourself in word or toy!
SHENMUE GUESTBOOK - $600 Put your name and a 140 character... Read more
New Shenmue Project Member - Kenji Itoso
Before we get into our member interview for today, a big thank you to everyone for helping us reach the $4.6M Baisha Battle Event Stretch Goal!Ryo will... Read more
More Shenmue than Shenmue
When Shenmue first came out, it was more real, more life-like than any game to have come before it. One of the people responsible for that feat... Read more
Dreams Come True - New Rewards
Hello Again Everyone!
Put your stamp on the game with these rewards! Yu Suzuki wanted to include both of these rewards, as they draw from the culture and traditions... Read more
Main Character Designer Kenji Miyawaki pt 2
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Shenmue Fans!
Kenji Miyawaki is back for the second part of his interview for one look back and one look forward. Kenji talks about how Ryo’s character got... Read more
New Rewards Added!
Two new rewards have been added to the line up! Both of these rewards will bring you closer to the world of Shenmue and let you more thoroughly... Read more
For the Fans, By the Fans
It has been a long 14 years that fans have been waiting for a Shenmue sequel, but in that time a vibrant community grew—creating, sharing and keeping the... Read more
I AM SHENMUE 3 Additional Rewards & #YouaskYu Recap
Hello Shenmue Fans throughout the World!
More I AM SHENMUE 3 Rewards have been added, timed better for Shenmue fans across across the globe. There were lots of comments... Read more
PlayStation 4 Physical Reward Confirmed!
Hello backers, Shenmue fans & PS4 gamers!
The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter proudly announces the addition of the PlayStation 4 Physical Copy Reward.
This is one of the most requested items... Read more
New Rewards Now Up!
So, who wants to be in Shenmue 3? Here is your chance to get in the game and be a Shenmue superstar!
Also! More dinner parties with Yu... Read more
Changing the Game – an Interview with Hiroaki Takeuchi
Yu Suzuki’s power of imagination, and the genius to bring it all together, has manifested itself time and again with every work of art he has produced. His... Read more
To the Sea and the Continent Beyond
The power of Shenmue’s music was undoubtedly one of the big reasons that made the Shenmue series such a memorable experience. One of men responsible for this great... Read more
Corey Marshall back for 3!!!
Just in! Corey Marshall, the actor who did the English voice acting for the main character Ryo in Shenmue 1 & 2, is now confirmed for Shenmue 3! ... Read more
When Shenmue Got its Name
Today we introduce Masahiro Yoshimoto, the script writer for Shenmue. He has written scripts and screenplays for film and TV, from dramas, to crime, to suspense, to mystery,... Read more
Interview with Shenmue’s Main Character Designer
Shenmue has a diverse and huge cast of characters. Hundreds of unique personalities, each with their own story, each going about their own lives in the world of... Read more
Hello Everyone! Thank you for joining Yu Suzuki on Twitch on Friday! Many of the big questions from the campaign so far were addressed, so here is a rundown of... Read more
Twitch Stream Going Live Soon!
Yu Suzuki will be on Twitch to talk Shenmue 3 in about 2 hours at 7:00PM PDT (2:00AM GMT).
The official Shenmue 3 Twitch channel is at: www.twitch.tv/shenmue3official... Read more
Hello Backers and Shenmue Fans!
So, what about those Stretch Goals? With all of your questions, this couldn't wait any longer! Without further ado, Yu Suzuki talks Stretch Goals:... Read more
Yu Suzuki on Twitch this Friday
Hello Shenmue Fans and soon to be Shenmue Fans!
Yu Suzuki will be doing a Twitch stream on Friday, June 26 at 7:00PM PDT (Saturday, June 27 2:00AM GMT).
There... Read more
Shenmue 3 Funding and Budget Statement
There have been many questions concerning Shenmue 3’s budget and what outside sources will be added to the money collected through Kickstarter. I apologize for not having been more forthright... Read more
Who’s Your Favorite Shenmue Character?
Hello Shenmue Backers!
Today we have special backer only poll to see who the most popular Shenmue character is. So confident are we, Ryo? Think you got this one in... Read more
One more week closer to III
Greetings Shenmue Fans Everywhere!
It has been a very emotional week! Tears of joy have been shed, hugs and heartfelt stories have been shared, and shouts of, “(explicative) Shenmue!” reverberate... Read more
New Reddit Posting!
My apologies for the new posting. Here is the new link:
I will try and answer the top questions populated on the first post as much as... Read more
Yu Suzuki on Reddit Soon!
Yu Suzuki will be on Reddit in a couple of hours at 9:30 PM PDT.
Yu-san wants to answer as many questions as possible. Please follow these... Read more
Your Daily Programming
Hello to Everyone around the World!
The Shenmue Carnival is in full swing now! Invite your friends to the party and keep sharing the news. Shout it from the streets... Read more
The Jacket & More
RYO'S JACKET - REPLICA $3,000-
We have created this very special reward due to popular demand. If you were kicking yourself for missing the Original, this is your chance!
Not just... Read more
...and Shenmue 3 begins
Thanks to everyone backing, supporting, and getting the word out. Every retweet and repost will bring more backers, and more backers means more Shenmue 3.
Yes, we are... Read more
Stretch Goals Revealed!
Thank you everyone for all of your wonderful comments! Hearing everyone's stories and seeing everyone's reactions is what this all about. Shenmue means so much to so... Read more
Thank You Ryan!
Epic thanks to Ryan Payton for everything he has done for us and for Shenmue.
It was Ryan who really pushed Yu-san to do a Kickstarter for Shenmue 3. His... Read more
You need Shenmue? Shenmue needs You!
Happy Day 2 Everyone!
That was an AMAZING first day! And we have only just started! There are still so may stops to make, so let's keep this ship steaming... Read more
Keep Those You Love
Beloved Shenmue Fans Around The World!
Thank you so much everyone! You have spoken and the message has been heard loud and clear. We want Shenmue!
We have reached our... Read more
Joyous Greetings Shenmue Fans!
If you missed the announcement at the E3 Sony press conference--yes, this is Kickstarter for Shenmue 3, let there be no doubt! Fans everywhere have called... Read more