Shenmue 3 Preorders Starting December 15 – Production is Underway
Kickstarter campaigns seem to be the new trend when it comes to producing incredible looking titles for fan enjoyment. Luckily for us, another crowd-funding campaign has been successful, as a surprising continuation to the well-loved Dreamcast title Shenmue has met its funding goals and traversed beyond a concept into production status. Yes, Shenmue 3 is becoming a reality and the creators of this title are excited to announce that preorders are beginning December 15th. If fans are looking to preorder a copy for themselves, they can do so through the official website starting tomorrow.
In an interview with Gematsu, Yu Suzuki, the game’s creator, stated that “Development is entering the final stage headed towards full-scale production”. While this doesn’t exactly tell us when we can expect to see this title released, it at least promises us that we should see a tentative release date for the coming year.
Early in the new year, I think we’ll be able to show you things such as new videos. We will continue progressing with development so that our backers and those who experience the world of Shenmue for the first time can do so with pleasure. ~ Yu Suzuki, Game Creator
This is all fantastic news for those who loved the Dreamcast title from 1999. However, this is indeed a big undertaking, so it’s great to see that the developers have done what they can to get this project off the ground as seamlessly as possible, and that all measures are being put in to make sure this title is a hit. If you want to keep up to date on the latest news from Shenmue 3’s developers, you can check out their official website or the Kickstarter page for updates on production.
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So what do you think of this latest Kickstarter announcement? Have you played the previous Shenmue titles kbefore? Let us know in the comments below, and game on!