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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Update #43

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 21:52 PM BST

Thank you from Yu Suzuki


On July 17th, the Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue III drew to a finish. Because of you, the backers and the fans, Shenmue III set the Guinness record for the fastest game to reach $1 million, past the funding goal of $2 million in just 8 and a half hours, set the record for video games on Kickstarter, and became the 6th most funded project on Kickstarter, collecting $6.33 million.  

All of this was accomplished by your efforts. Through the illustrations you drew, the videos you produced, and all that you did throughout the campaign, I could not help but feel the deep love you have for Shenmue.  

Even after 14 years have gone by, to see this outpouring of support is something one as a creator can only dream of. There can be no better feeling than what you have given me, and for that I will be eternally grateful.  

We have just started getting into development, and as we move ahead, I will listen to all of you to make Shenmue III even better.  

I thank you again all for your support, and wholeheartedly look forward to the rest of our journey together.   

Yu Suzuki

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