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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Update #37

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 21:46 PM BST

Ryan Payton – The Meaning of Shenmue on Kickstarter


Shenmue Salutations!

Here we are with two days left! This month has been quite a journey, and just like our hero Ryo, we have fought hard battles and made new friends along the way. None of us can doubt we have been brought together by the love we share for this game that has given us so much.

One of those new friends and a key member who helped Yu Suzuki get Shenmue 3 off the ground, onto Kickstarter, and where we are now, is the founder of Camouflaj and the Director of République, Ryan Payton. Ryan is back for our final video interview of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter. He had already spoken with us before the project went live, but as a Kickstarter veteran and Shenmue fan, he knew how important fan involvement through Kickstarter meant to Shenmue.

Bringing the past and future of Shenmue full circle, Ryan sums it all up as we head into the final leg of the Kickstarter journey with his motivational words in part two of his video. Don’t miss it!

Eloquently put sir! Thank you again for all of your work helping make Shenmue 3 something we can all share and be a part of! Everyone, please give Ryan another big round of applause!

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Special Commemorative Sculpture Reward  

Still looking for that something special to celebrate the occasion? Then this may be just the thing for you.  

CRYSTAL MEMORIES – $2,500 Become the proud owner of a highly collectible, laser engraved crystal sculpture of Ryo and Shenhua. Commemorate Shenmue 3 in style. Comes with an LED stand (requires 3 AAA batteries) that illuminates the design within. Crystal: W50mm×H80mm×D50mm, w/ stand: W66mm×H112mm×D66mm, total weight: 556g. Includes the RYO VOICE MESSAGE BY COREY MARSHALL Reward.

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Campaign Final Hours Twitch Broadcast 

Yu Suzuki will be joined with the Shenmue 3 project members in a special live broadcast to count down the final hours as the Kickstarter project comes to a close. Scheduled to make an appearance are animation producer Hiroaki Takeuchi and main character designer Kenji Miyawaki. 

The official Shenmue 3 Twitch channel can be found at: 

The festivities will start at the following time: 

  • Yokosuka: July 18, 8:00AM JST 
  • Hong Kong: July 18, 7:00AM HKT 
  • Bailu: July 18, 7:00AM CST
  • Los Angeles: July 17, 4:00PM PDT 
  • New York: July 17, 7:00PM EDT 
  • Berlin: July 18, 1:00AM CEST 
  • Paris: July 18, 1:00AM CEST 
  • Rome: July 18, 1:00AM CEST 
  • London: July 18, 12:00AM BST
  • Moscow: July 18, 2:00AM MSK
  • Moscow: July 18, 2:00AM MSK  
  • Seoul: July 18, 8:00AM KST

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