Yu Suzuki was welcomed to the stage during the Playstation E3 2015 conference to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue III live. Kickstarter immediately went down. Lots of details to follow. What a crazy E3 this has been.
Shenmue 3 will have familiar elements from its predecessors and new fight mechanics to achieve a new level of interactive storytelling.
If this project reaches its funding goal, Shenmue 3 will be available on the PS4 and PC.
Our ambition is to deliver a Shenmue experience that will draw in newcomers to the series and reward diehard fans with its deep story and rich gameplay.
If successful the Shenmue III Kickstarter will continue a story we last visited 14+ years ago, with Shenmue II on Xbox and Dreamcast (UK/JPN Only). The game will be created using the Unreal 4 engine and if funded will reach the PC and PS4 platforms.
Check out Suzuki-san’s launch video below.