Shenmue 3 is Back For Them Sweet Monies

shenmueShenmue 3 has returned, but not with wonderful news of progress. Instead they want to make sure you didn’t make a mistake the first time and have continued from where their campaign ended last.

This campaign, called the ‘Slacker Backer’, gives those who missed it the first time round another chance to back the game, and “be a part of the Shenmue legacy.”

The original campaign reached raised a total of $6.3 million, breaking all kinds of records, including being the fastest funded game in Kickstarter history reaching it’s $2 million in less than 12 hours after its announcement at the Sony E3 conference.

Despite its success though, they are still short of that $10 million mark of what creator Yu Suzuki said would be required to “truly have the features of an open world,” which is likely why they are back for more.

A lot of questions have been raised about their crowdfunding campaign, and while you might be excited for the game it is hard not to see the points being made.

A question many are raising about this one is that the $100 backer option does not give you the choice between the PS4 and PC versions like the original did. Instead it gives you a choice between the PS4 digital or physical, and a digital copy of the PC trial. There has never been any official confirmation that a PC version was in the making, just that it was being discussed. But the original did say that backers would get it, so hopefully this is just a mistake.

As well as that the physical editions being offered in this campaign are different from those in the original which may tempt collectors into paying again, or being very annoyed.

What are your thoughts on the second campaign? Did you back it before? If not will you? Let us know in the comments below!


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