Apparently unsatisfied with the $US6.3 ($8.71) million pittance it brought in via Kickstarter for Shenmue 3, developer YS NET launched a second "Slacker Backer" funding round via PayPal. While nowhere near as successful as the original campaign, it pulled in another $US846,000 ($1,169,000), bringing the final war chest to a mighty US$7.17 ($9.91) million.
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There may be a good reason Shenmue 3 has been delayed by almost a year: The game's first proper trailer, released today, looks like arse.
Video: The folks behind the third Shenmue released this brief teaser video today in an attempt to muster up some last-minute pledges for the Kickstarter, which ends in three days. Their estimated release date is December 2017, although I'd be shocked if we see it earlier than 2018.
It's been five days since the Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign was announced and it's already approaching the $US3.5 million mark. What kind of game inspires such rapid fundraising? This one.
When Sony announced it was working with Yu Suzuki on possibly making Shenmue 3, before shouting out a Kickstarter, reaction was mixed. Many were excited, but a vocal minority asked an interesting question. If Sony was so committed to the development of Shenmue 3, why not fund it themselves, the old fashioned way.