Announced on Kickstarter today were two new reward tiers for backers of Shenmue III. Want to call up Nozomi in Canada? How about Ine-san back home, or Joy in Hong Kong? This ability is exclusively yours when you pledge $80 or more. Meanwhile the new $800 tier allows you to find your own name in a Choubu temple, written in Chinese characters and hiding a special Technique Scroll to enhance Ryo’s martial arts skills.
Check out the full details in the relevant update here:
Another update released through Kickstarter today focuses on various components of the fan community, which has been instrumental in transforming Shenmue III from a wistful pipe dream into a living, breathing reality. From Shenmue 500K to ShenmueDojo and beyond, all types of fan are catered for across different corners of the Internet, yet united in our efforts to #SaveShenmue.
Which brings us to the attached picture from the update.
Want to know what’s in that very book, presented to Yu Suzuki before Shenmue III was announced?
Suzuki-san’s holding a specially printed and bound volume of your tweets from one of the monthly #SaveShenmue Tweetathons. It was the clearest way we could think of to illustrate the meaning and the power of this social media pilgrimage every 3rd, demonstrating the passion and devotion of fans worldwide to his unfinished work.
So your words of encouragement and determination in 140 characters or less, and your vibrant artwork, and your thunderous use of that hashtag, are now sitting in Yu Suzuki’s bookcase.
Perhaps in pride of place beside the Ultimate Hamtaro Manga Compendium.
Thank you once again for your relentless support throughout the campaign, which faces new challenges when the Kickstarter concludes. The next #SaveShenmue Tweetathon is set in stone for August 3rd, on which we will have more details after July 17th. Until then, take a closer look at those new reward tiers and keep pushing towards those stretch goals.
Team Yu needs YOU… you know the rest.
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