At the time of writing, it sits at over 5.7 million dollars, 3.7 million more than its original goal, beating the previous record set not too long ago by Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained which raised $5,545,991.
To mark the final day of crowdfunding, director Yu Suzuki released a video thanking fans for their support, saying: “You and I have had a shared dream for the past 14 years. Now it’s time to make our dream of Shenmue III a reality.”
This is not the first record set by Shenmue III, as it is also set the record for fastest game to reach $1 million in funding, going as far as raising $2 million in as little as 8 hours after its announcement.
Shenmue III is still a long way from release, but that isn’t stopping Yu Suzuki from making plans for a forth game. For now anyway, all we can do is wait.