Shenmue III director Yu Suzuki has stepped blinking from the Ys Net offices to meet up with some familiar contacts Stateside.
Tweeting their photos with Suzuki-san are PlayStation’s head of Third Party Productions Gio Corsi (twitter.com/giocorsi/status/807355325804224512) and Executive Shenmue Ambassador Ali Novin (twitter.com/NovinWorksPlus/status/807444287499681792).
It’s believed that Suzuki-san is in town for the third and final Kickstarter backers’ reward dinner, with the previous two having been held in Monaco and Japan earlier this year.
Shenmue III can be preordered at shenmue.link/order, along with a host of other goodies carried over from the Kickstarter campaign. Funds continue to benefit the game’s ongoing development, with a year still remaining until its provisional release window of December 2017.
The next official update via Kickstarter and the game’s website is anticipated before Christmas, instead of the end of the month as usual, and is likely to include new screenshots according to recent communication from the team.