News Shenmue III Video Previews Game's Graphics
posted on 2016-01-05 01:05 EST
The website contains an introduction to the world and story of the Shenmue series, as well as a history of the game series' releases.
Shenmue III is the highest funded video game Kickstarter campaign. In June last year, The Guinness World Records site reported that Shenmue III was the fastest video game crowdfunding campaign to raise US$1 million in pledges. The campaign took 1 hour and 42 minutes to reach the US$1 million landmark, beating the previous record of 6 hours and 5 minutes set by Torment: Tides of Numenera.
Suzuki announced the Shenmue III Kickstarter at the PlayStation E3 press conference in June with an initial goal of US$2 million. The campaign met that goal within nine hours of launching before adding stretch goals for the previous games' cinema shorts, subtitles in five languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese), rapport and skill tree systems, an expanded Baisha village setting, and five mini games.
Suzuki is aiming to release the game for PlayStation 4 and PC in December 2017. Sega released the original Shenmue on its own Dreamcast platform in 1999, and released the Shenmue II sequel on the Dreamcast in 2001, and on the Microsoft Xbox in 2002. The series was originally planned as a trilogy.