Shenmue 3 Announced at E3 2015


THIS IS NOT A DRILL.  Sony's Playstation press conference at E3 is always full of delicious surprises for the modern gamer, but nobody was prepared for them to announce the long-awaited Shenmue 3.

Crowdfunding seems to be the way forward for a lot of indie developers, but it has also become the go-to for legendary gaming figureheads to bring their projects to life.  We've seen spiritual successors to a slew of retro-themed revivals of late (such as Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained - a successor to Castlevania), and the announcement of a Kickstarter campaign from none other than Yu Suzuki has given rise to the fastest 1 million gaming crowdfunder ever.

There are a plethora of incredible pledge rewards on offer for fans of Ryo and company, and here at RetroCollect HQ we couldnt be more excited to finally give Lan Di the ass kicking of a lifetime.

You can back the project here.

Last Updated ( 16 June 2015 )  


(Link to this comment) chocklo 2015-06-16 09:35
.....I've waited a LOOOOOONG time for this news! At last, after years of rumour and 'fan inspired' video clip, some real news on the progress!!

I'm in :)
(Link to this comment) gunstarhero 2015-06-16 11:58
I was hoping to find a physical copy of the PS4 release available via kickstarter.Shame that only a physical PC version is being considered at this time. Fantastic news, but could have been even better if those lovely box-sets contained the game itself :)
(Link to this comment) el7omo 2015-06-16 15:20
Here's also hoping they'll keep us warm with Shenmue 1 and 2 HD versions!
(Link to this comment) KoolioMcB 2015-06-16 17:13
'Bout time!!!! Still pretty disheartened that the PS4 physical copy is nowhere to be seen on the kickstarter page. Fingers crossed it gets a proper physical retail release.
(Link to this comment) Assmunch 2015-06-18 01:40
I've waited a long time for this, and I'm excited to see it finally happen. The only thing that doesn't make sense to me is that the kickstarter goal is only 2 million. That's not enough to make Shenmue 3, considering Shenmue 2 cost 47 million if I'm not mistaken. Someone else must be backing this game. Sony maybe? Anyway, hoping for a physical PS4 version as well.

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