Team Yu News: Yunited We Stand
We’ve been asked a lot of questions over the past week about where the#SaveShenmue campaign is headed, after the blockbuster announcement of Shenmue III at Sony’s E3 press conference.
The answers largely depend on the direction taken by Yu Suzuki after July 17th, when crowdfunding on Kickstarter comes to a close.
Until then, our focus is very obvious: driving pledges toward those stretch goals, pushing to make Shenmue III the very best sequel it can be. After all these years of never giving up on each other, Suzuki and his fans deserve to continue their story together in the grandest style.
Next Friday, July 3rd, a monthly tradition dating back over three years potentially culminates in the most significant #SaveShenmue Tweetathon there has ever been. It’s truly crunch time, as we need to use our strongest campaigning tool to raise as much awareness and interest in the Shenmue III Kickstarter as we possibly can. This is our only shot to utilize the biggest routine social media event in gaming to the advantage of Shenmue III’s development. When fans worldwide descend on Twitter out of well worn habit on the 3rd, we must all have our working boots on.
For those of you who’ve only come to know of the campaign through its recent success, the Tweetathon will be a new experience. Brace yourselves. Get involved on July 3rd and you will soon understand how Shenmue was saved. The Tweetathon is like nothing else, and we are so glad you’ll be able to join us for this particularly momentous round of insanity in a collective effort to maximize the budget for Shenmue III.
The global outpouring of support and passion for Yu Suzuki’s magnum opus lasts all day, reaching audiences far and wide by tweeting and retweeting messages united by the hashtag #SaveShenmue, a slogan now adopted by Suzuki-san himself.
But one important aspect of the event lasts just a single moment, when all of your posts pre-loaded using TeamYu.net/AutoTweet are released simultaneously in a mass explosion of publicity for our common cause. If you haven’t activated your AutoTweet yet, then now is the time to reserve your place in history on July 3rd.
We can’t thank all of you enough for your tireless support during a campaign that we knew would be long and drawn out, but had no way of proving to you that it would eventually work. Our eternal gratitude is equalled only by our determination to make the most of the chance we now have to mobilize this international Shenmue Army for the ultimate test of our mantra.
Spread the word and be heard on the 3rd:
Team Yu needs YOU to #SaveShenmue!
Join the Team Yu Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeamYu?fref=ts