‘Shenmue III’ heads to Kickstarter, immediately explodes



Shenmue III didn’t manage to reach its $2 million Kickstarter goal in the half hour between its announcement and the end of Sony’s E3 press conference — but it got more than a quarter of the way there.

Yu Suzuki’s ridiculously long-awaited sequel to a series that started its life on Sega’s long-defunct Dreamcast console is already in development. Presuming the Kickstarter succeeds, the game will be released for PC and PlayStation 4.

Shenmue and Shenmue II are both Dreamcast games (the sequel was also released for Xbox) that follow protagonist Ryo Hazuki on a quest for revenge after his father is murdered. The killer is Lan Di, a powerful martial artist who sought out Ryo’s father in his search for an item known as the “Dragon Mirror.” Read more…

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