Peter Sjöstrand is a graphic designer and YouTuber who usually posts animated or gameplay videos and he posted earlier today a video which directs people’s attention to the already extraordinary Shenmue III kickstarter campaign that has surpassed 4.7 Million already.
Peter commented on the release of the video by saying that he chose two of his most beloved games and decided to mix them together.
“If you’re wondering why I decided to mix the two, it’s because we’re a couple of guys who have been working on a Mega Man fangame for a couple of years, so we’re using our Facebook page that we set up for that game to help promote the campaign.”
The video features Ryo and his enemy, Lan Di but in a Mega Man themed environment. It looks pretty cool and offers an ending to Ryo’s adventure but I won’t tell you, watch for yourself:
Shenmue III is expected to release in 2017 and its Kickstarter campaign only has 5 days left to go. ( Credit: NeoGAF and Gameinformer )
Shenmue III Kickstarter page just got updated today with something very interesting to fans of the series that want to back the game’s already incredible crowdfunding run. Shenmue III has become one of the top 10 most funded Kickstarter campaigns ever.
The newest update added new rewards for a certain amount of money donated which includes a guestbook that gives you the chance to “put your name and a 140 character message in the guestbook of a Choubu inn.” or even have a capsule figure made after you by non-other than Main Character Designer Kenji Miyawaki.
Here are all the details below:
SHENMUE GUESTBOOK – $600 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! Includes the $500 Reward.
*The capsule toy rewards are stand alone rewards, so will not be included in the higher rewards.
DICE DUDE CAPSULE TOY – $700 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. Includes the $600 Reward.
CHIBI YOU CAPSULE TOY – $1,200 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. Limit 60. Includes the $600 Reward.
BFF CAPSULE TOY – $1,800 Choose 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. Limit 40. Includes the $600 Reward.
Shenmue III’s campaign has been great so far and it is lovely to see how many fans are waiting for this video game. Let’s hope for the best Shenmue experience ever. Shenmue III is expected to release in 2017 for PC and PS4.
Lead concept artist for Sony’s The Last of Us and Uncharted 4, John Sweeney, turned out to be a Shenmue fan and have decided to help speed up the game’s Kickstarter, which have gathered 4.3 Million as of the time of writing, by drawing an official limited edition art based on the classic Shenmue game series.
His photos are found on Candb and are priced at as low as $99 up to $1600. The price range is created since the drawings are available in 2 sizes, 16 H x 31 W inch and 24 H x 47 W inch. The 16 H x 31 W version has 3 finishes available,
John Sweeney commented on his Shenmue artwork, saying that he is really excited the game’s finally happening.
“I’m so excited that Shenmue 3 is finally happening! I wanted to capture the moment just after Ryo’s father Iwao is killed by Lan Di. In the game the scene stops with Ryo cradling Iwao and screaming “No!”. I wanted to imagine a shot where Ryo is standing just outside the dojo where is father was just killed. It is cold and very early in the morning. Snow is falling. The morning light is still weak and only some of the wood interior is catching light from the outside. Ryo’s pose already hints at him seeking revenge.”
Shenmue III is expected to release in 2017 for the PS4 and PC.
The Shenmue series defines cult classic with its two beloved entries on the Dreamcast, but was unable to continue the series due to poor sales. Players were enamored with the incredibly detailed world and heartfelt story and have been eagerly awaiting a continuation of the series for more than a decade.
In a surprising announcement at Sony’s E3 conference, a Kickstarter was revealed for Shenmue III. Why Sony held this announcement at their conference when they have almost nothing to do with it is anyone’s guess. The only concern is that the funding goal is a massive $2 million.
Shenmue III Kickstarter page just got updated today with something very interesting to fans of the series’ that want to back the game’s already incredible crowd funding run. Shenmue III has become one of the top 10 most funded Kickstarter campaigns ever.
The newest update added new rewards for certain amount of money donated which includes a guestbook that gives you the chance to “put your name and a 140 character message in the guestbook of a Choubu inn.” or even have a capsule figure made after you by non-other than Main Character Designer Kenji Miyawaki.
While Bloodstained managed to raise well over $5 million and many other major projects like Yooka-Laylee and Broken Age easily passed $3 million each, they’re initial goals were more modest. It’s certainly not impossible for Shenmue III to hit its goal, but don’t expect it to feature many stretch goals.
At the time of writing, the Kickstarter has already raised $960,996 and is continuing to climb every second. It is set to release on Playstation 4 and PC if it’s successfully funded.
You can check out the Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue IIIhere if you want to contribute.