As previously announced, Shenmue III became the most funded video game Kickstarter. At the time of writing, the campaign reached around $4,900,000 and has raised over $5.6 million afterwards. At $5,100,000, the developers promise to add Portuguese subtitles into the game. The Shenmue III Kickstarter had gained the world record for the fastest funded game to reach $1 million.
But what does Shenmue reveal in its series? Recently, a new teaser has been released, showing thirty seconds of the game. The audience was happy to see it as an in-game graphics using the Unreal Engine 4. The trailer of Lake of the Lantern Bugs portrays a series between Shenhua and Ryo standing by a Lakeside and watched the gentle flight of the lantern bugs on the mirage-like oasis. Suzuki expressed his gratefulness on another chance for a new Shenmue. He further added that he will do everything within the budget.
When you listen to the news, there are no more details about it. But as soon as you take a few glimpses on the footage, you will realize that Shenmue is worth considering that majority of the gamer cannot believe that such game is happening. Shenmue III was being announced at Sony’s E3 2015 conference. The creator of the Shenmue series named Yu Suzuki addressed the questions regarding its funding and Sony’s involvement in the project.
The action-adventure game has already reached $2,000,000 in less than 12 hours, but Suzuki claimed later on that he’d need $10,000,000 to develop a “true open world.”