As the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter finally reaches $5 million, a brand new trailer was released by Shenmue Creator Yu Suzuki to thank all Shenmue fans and supporters.
The short 38-second- trailer, which still looks rough especially as everything is still ?under development?, shows Ryo and Shenhua standing at a lake as they gaze at the hundreds or thousands of Lantern Bugs? all while a large full moon illuminates them. You can also see both characters in their latest updated models.
?It is still a work in progress, but Yu Suzuki has sent it with loving care and hopes it will be all that fans of the series have come to love, and will show those new to the game some of the wonder and magic they can expect from the continually unfolding world of Shenmue,? the Kickstarter page said.
As the $5 million stretch goal has already been reached, gamers can now expect an expanded Baisa Village and a character perspective system.
The nearest stretch goal will be for including the portugese language at $5.1 million and to to include ?battle system expanded advanced free battle? at $6 million. Reaching the next two stretch goals seems plausible after the kickstarter was recently able to achieve over 200,000 in a day after the new trailer was released. Some Kickstarter games are also said to rake more money as the end of the target nears.
Making Suzuki?s dream to make Shenmue 3 as a ?true open world game? by achieving the $10 stretch goal seems impossible as the project only has half the amount with less than two days to go.
People who want to support the game more and benefit from perks can also avail of last minute rewards. Giving $6,000 will give you a chance to become a non-playable character (NPC) who can be Ryo?s acquaintance of Ryo at the Chobu inn. A voice message by Ryo?s voice actor will also be given as a reward. You can also buy a Shenmue 3 print art that will also contribute to the kickstarter.
You can still pledge if you haven’t. So far, Shenmue 3 has only been announced for PS4 and PC.?Shenmue 3 is slated for a release on December 2017.