SHENMUE 3 Kick­starter Breaks Records

Starburst Magazine - - Pixel Juice -

Well, the Kick­starter is over and many fans are wait­ing for Yu Suzuki and com­pany to set up a PayPal do­na­tion site so that more fund­ing can be gath­ered, but it is of­fi­cial – we are get­ting Shenmue 3.

The se­ries, which has been in hi­ber­na­tion for the bet­ter part of 14 years, is one of the most beloved in all of gam­ing and boasts a ra­bid army of fans who have been dy­ing to get their hands on a third ti­tle ever since that weird cave scene that con­cluded the sec­ond game.

Af­ter rais­ing its base tar­get in less than 24 hours, be­com­ing the fastest videogame to break the mil­lion dol­lar bar­rier in Kick­starter’s history, Shenmue 3 went on to col­lect more than $6.3 mil­lion. This makes it the most highly-funded videogame ever to be put on the plat­form.

Of course, we are still go­ing to have to wait un­til the tail end of 2017 to see a fin­ished prod­uct, but there is fi­nally a light at the end of the tun­nel for Shenmue fans.

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