One Year Later: “Shenmue III” Creator Shares Kickstarter Launch Anniversary Update (Video)

Shenmue 3 4In celebration of Shenmue III’s Kickstarter Launch Anniversary, creator of the highly anticipated video, Yu Suzuki offered up a progress update for backers.

Shenmue III is described as the true sequel to the classic open world action RPG games, Shenmue and Shenmue II.  The game’s story reads:

“Ryo Hazuki has made his way to China in search of his father’s killer. There he meets a new travelling companion, Shenhua, and learns of a legend from her village that has foretold their path together. The story continues as Ryo and Shenhua start off on a new journey that will take them farther into enemy territory, deeper into mystery, and ever closer to their destiny.”

Yu SuzukiSuzuki and his team at Ys Net took to the crowdfunding giant with a mission to raise $2 million for the game’s development and launch. During its run, the campaign successfully secured over $6,333,295 from 69,320 backers.

The game will be available for both PC and PlayStation 4. Sony, where the original games were launched, is helping to market and produce Shenmue III, but will not be receiving any of the funds that were raised through the Kickstarter initiative.

Check out the update below.

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