The long awaited Shenmue 3 game is finally going to become a reality! The Dreamcast original Shenmue game was a great advancement in videogames, bringing a fully interactive world waiting to be explored by players. Originally named FREE, for fully reactive eyes entertainment, Shenmue and Shenmue 2 started a whole new genre of games. And now it is your chance to be a part of the creation of the next installment of the Shenmue franchise! That's right, the original team is back and ready to start work on Shenmue 3 for PCs and Playstation 4 consoles. You can be part of the Kickstarter campaign here and receive some really awesome items for your contribution, ranging from a thank you from Yu Suzuki himself, to a dinner with the man. Yes for only $10,000 you can be a part of the Shenmue 3 creation and get to have dinner with Yu Suzuki, the man responsible for the Shenmue saga.
For as little as $29 you can be assured a digital downloadable copy of the game when it is released, either on Playstation 4 or PC. Or for $60 you can get a physical release of the PC version of the game in a backers only special case. $100 gets you a physical copy as well as a trial version for a friend, as well as a special thank you in the credits of the game. How cool is that, you can actually be part of the final game, and have your name immortalized forever as a part of gaming history! There are many other levels of support that include awesome special items like one of the toy capsules featured in the game, a t-shirt, digital art book, digital mp3 download of the soundtrack, illustrations signed by Yu Suzuki, or even a replica of Ryu's iconic leather jacket he wears in the game. Or if you are a die hard fan of Shenmue and want to really get the top collectors items, you can get the actual leather jacket that Yu Suzuki wore in all the promotions of the original Shenmue games 14 years ago - all for a mere $10,000. Or if you prefer, you could spend your $10,000 to get a once in a lifetime opportunity to have dinner with Yu and other kickstarter backers who shelled out $10k. All in all this is great news for any Shenmue fan. The funding goal has already been met, so that means the game will absolutely be made, all that is left is for you to make your contribution to secure your special backer's items and for the team to get to work on what is sure to become an awesome game. I still haven't decided what level to back. I am sure my girlfriend would kill me if I spent the $10,000 for a dinner with Yu, but it might be well worth it to max out all my credit cards and be paying it off for years to come for this awesome opportunity! Ok, that probably won't happen for me but man if I had the money I would do it in a second.
Visit the Shenmue 3 Kickstarted campaign here to be a part of gaming history and supporting the making of Shenmue 3!