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Creator of Kickstarter Success “Shenmue III” Announces: We Have Now Entered the Final Phases of R&D

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Yu Suzuki, the creator of the highly anticipated Kickstarter-funded video game, Shenmue III, recently gave an update on the game’s progress, including more details about the PC version’s website access issues. Suzuki and his team at Ys Net debuted the video game on Kickstarter in summer 2015, with a… Read More

Ys Net Launches Chinese Website For Kickstarter Alum “Shenmue III”

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This week, Japanese production studio Ys Net announced that it has created a new Chinese website for its Kickstarter success project, Shenmue III. The company, which was founded in 2008 by well-known video game developer Yu Suzuki, revealed that it will be accepting contributions through the Chinese payment… Read More

Brief: Yu Suzuki Reveals New Images of Kickstarter Alum “Shenmue 3”

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Offering up an update to backers of the highly funded Kickstarter project, Shenmue III, creator, Yu Suzuki, unveiled some new images of the game. 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… Read More

Kickstarter Reveals: 978,000 Backers Pledged Over $144.4M to Game Projects in 2015 (Infographic)

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Kickstarter announced that according to some new stats, 978,000 have pledged over $1.44 million to game campaigns on its crowdfunding platform.  The crowdfunding giant declared: “Kickstarter loves games, and we know you do, too. But this year, we were blown away by the sheer force… Read More

Shenmue III’s Creators Announce: PayPal Backers Won’t Get Exclusive Rewards Afterall

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Kicking off the new year on a not-so-great start (for some), the team behind the Kickstarter success, Shenmue III, revealed bad news for its PayPal “slacker backers.” On Monday, the video game’s creators shared details about the poll results for the exclusive rewards on PayPal: “The results… Read More

Ys Net Adds “Slacker Backer” Campaign on Official Site of Kickstarter Alum “Shenmue III”

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Ys Net Inc, as represented by Yu Suzuki, has announced today the start of an additional “Slacker Backer” funding campaign through a special page on the official Shenmue III website. This campaign will be both in English and in Japanese, and will accept PayPal as… Read More

Yu Suzuki Confirms: Shenmue III PayPal Support Set to Open Follow Kickstarter Campaign (Video)

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Shenmue III’s Kickstarter may be closed, but the highly anticipated video game is not done when it comes to using the crowdfunding method. Just hours before the campaign’s closing, the game’s creator Yu Suzuki confirmed during a Twitch broadcast that PayPal support will be coming soon to allow… Read More

Shenmue III Finishes Its Run on Kickstarter; Secures Over $6.3M

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And… it’s officially over! Shenmue III’s Kickstarter has finally come to a close. As previously reported, the game’s creator, Yu Suzuki, debuted the project on the crowdfunding giant last month with a mission to raise $2 million for the production. Shenmue III is described as the true sequel… Read More

Shibuya Productions’ Cédric Biscay Admits During Interview: “Without Kickstarter, ‘Shenmue 3’ Would Never Have Seen the Light of Day”

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With nearly two days until Shenmue III’s ends its fantastic streak on Kickstarter, video game’s co-producer Cédric Biscay of Shibuya Productions’ sat down to share details about the popular project, including its history. During the discussion, Biscay discussed what caused him to create Shibuya: “At the very… Read More

Shenmue III’s Official Website Opens Just Days Before the Kickstarter Closing

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Less than a week until the game’s incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, Shenmue III’s creator Yu Suzuki and his team unveiled its website that is specifically for the online community. The website reads: “14 years have passed since the previous installment of Shenmue went on… Read More

Chinese School “Volunteer English Teacher Program” Pledges $20,000 Towards “Shenmue III” Kickstarter

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Looks like Shenmue III received a huge funding boost! The project, which one has only a few days left on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, was given $20,000 from Chinese non-profit school for underprivileged kids, Volunteer English Teacher Program (V.E.T.). According to Videogamer, V.E.T., which helps teach children from small villages and… Read More

Video Game Creator Yu Suzuki: “I Am Grateful That There’s Another Chance For a New Shenmue”

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With only a week and a half left until his Shenmue III Kickstarter comes to a close, Yu Suzuki announced that while the game may not make the $10 million stretch goal, he’s happy to start working on the project. Shenmue III is described as the true sequel to… Read More

Shenmue III’s Yu Suzuki Confirms: “Sony & Shibuya Productions Are Not Seeing A Cent of the Kickstarter Funds”

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Ready to set the record straight,  Shenmue III creator Yu Suzuki revealed some details about the situation between the already successful Kickstarter game and its supporters Sony and Shibuya Productions. Shenmue III surfaced on the crowdfunding platform last week and gained over $3 million in three days. The game is… Read More

“Shenmue” Series Creator Yu Suzuki Confirms During Reddit AMA: “Shenmue IV” Depends On the Success of “Shenmue III”

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Taking time away from his record-breaking Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign, creator of the franchise, Yu Suzuki, conducted a Reddit AMA over the weekend to chat about the upcoming game. Shenmue III surfaced on the crowdfunding giant just a week ago and gained over $3 million in… Read More

Sony Reportedly Contributes to “Shenmue III’s” Kickstarter Success

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Continuing to be a huge success on Kickstarter, Shenmue III has secured over $3.3 million from nearly 43,000 backers in just five days. The game is described as the true sequel to the classic open world action RPG games, Shenmue and Shenmue II Not only has Shenmue III continued to be a huge hit with the crowd,… Read More

Kickstarter’s “Shenmue III” Smashes Guinness World Record of Fastest Funded Video Game

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Just three days after its widely popular Kickstarter campaign launch, critics of Shenmue III have announced that the video game is already making history by breaking records. According to Guinness World Records, Shenmue III only took  1 hour 42 minutes to reach $1 million goal on the crowdfunding giant’s… Read More

Indiegogo Pulls the Plug on Fake Shenmue III Campaign Before It Received Any Funds

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As Shenmue III continues to be a huge success on Kickstarter, it seems as though a “copy cat” is looking to cash in on the excitement as well. Someone by the name of “Ryan Nets” created a campaign on Kickstarter’s rival, Indiegogo that was loking to raise… Read More

Video Game Shenmue III Scores Over $2.5M in Less Than Two Days on Kickstarter

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On Monday, Ys Net Inc, represented by video game designer and producer, Yu Suzuki, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $2 million for the production of  highly anticipated Shenmue III. Within less than two days of its launch, the initiative successfully surpassed its initial goal. Shenmue… Read More

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