Avatar image for aegon
#1 Posted by Aegon (7189 posts) -

So this french journalist dude posted a tweet in Francais. Here's the translation:

Yu Suzuki declares to be thinking about a kickstarter-like model to fund Shenmue 3 !

So, I've never played a Shenmue game, but I think it's pretty much a cult hit right? So a lot of people would be willing to back this is my guess, but I'm not sure how far that would take this game considering the cost of game development.

Avatar image for psylah
#2 Edited by psylah (2289 posts) -

Kickstart it off of the table and into the trashcan.

Avatar image for blu3v3nom07
#3 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4323 posts) -

I would play the console demo..

Avatar image for nilazz
#4 Posted by Nilazz (826 posts) -

They should just release it as a movie or a book. The old games doesn't hold up at all (in my opinion) and the cost for making a new Shenmue would be through the roof, if they decide to do it as detailed as the first two.

Avatar image for nightriff
#5 Posted by Nightriff (7045 posts) -

Wait there was a Shenmue 2?

Avatar image for happenstance
#6 Edited by happenstance (511 posts) -

I would definitely fund a Shenmue 3 kickstarter. I'd prefer a game but would settle for a movie or book as suggested.

Avatar image for voxus
#7 Posted by Voxus (408 posts) -

Wait there was a Shenmue 2?

Don't say it two more times...

Avatar image for video_game_king
#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36565 posts) -

Wasn't the first Shenmue a high budget game? I don't think Kickstarter would generate enough for that.

Avatar image for euandewar
#9 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -
No Caption Provided

Avatar image for animasta
#10 Posted by Animasta (14868 posts) -

no way could he raise enough

Avatar image for pazy
#11 Edited by Pazy (2747 posts) -

@nightriff said:

Wait there was a Shenmue 2?

Yeah, it was on Dreamcast in Europe (I would guess Japan too) and EU/US on Xbox.

Avatar image for subjugation
#12 Posted by Subjugation (4937 posts) -

This is probably the first kickstarter I would be interested in funding.

Avatar image for icicle7x3
#13 Edited by Icicle7x3 (1256 posts) -

But we already know how it's going to end...

Loading Video...

Avatar image for jcgamer
#14 Posted by JCGamer (768 posts) -

How much would he need? I mean wasn't shenmue 1's budget huge?

Avatar image for siroptimusprime
#15 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2043 posts) -


Oh sorry, I thought you were implying that I should care.

Avatar image for officegamer
#16 Posted by OfficeGamer (1120 posts) -

wat the hell is a shin moo

Avatar image for jimbo
#17 Edited by Jimbo (10458 posts) -

If he makes it for like... 98% less than Shenmue maybe.

Avatar image for arbitrarywater
#18 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14407 posts) -

What is Shen...moo-e?

Avatar image for riostarwind
#19 Posted by riostarwind (1187 posts) -

The money he would need to truly make Shenmue 3 would most likely not be possible on a kickstarter. Unless they aim for a much smaller budget which could be possible and I would be interested to see the results.

Avatar image for monkeyking1969
#20 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (5744 posts) -

He would have to raise $100 million for it to be a Shenmue game and not just a Shenmue 'themed' game. So...yeah, I don't see this ever working in a way to satisfy fans.

Avatar image for internetdotcom
#21 Posted by GorillaMoPena (3254 posts) -

Does anyone know where I can find a sailor with a lot of money?

Avatar image for karkarov
#22 Posted by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

Does anyone know where I can find a sailor with a lot of money?

You should check by the lucky hit stand on main street, I also hear he collects bubble toys from the bus stop.

In all seriousness I would back a shenmue even if it was damned to failure, I loved the first two games.

Avatar image for fawkes
#23 Edited by Fawkes (311 posts) -

This would be one of those kickstarters that I would fund more than the lowest amount to get the thing.

Avatar image for wrighteous86
#24 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3912 posts) -

What if he made it with the graphical style of Shenmue 1 & 2? Would that help save some money? Might be kind of cool, too, actually.

Avatar image for immortalsaiyan
#25 Edited by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

Don't even joke about that. I may actually have to help fund that one. I doubt it happens.

Avatar image for max_cherry
#26 Posted by Max_Cherry (1249 posts) -

I liked Shenmue, but Yu Suzuki has made too many false promises about Shenmue 3 for me to take him seriously anymore. Also, Kick Starters for large projects are generally only effective in the home stretch of the project.

Avatar image for yakov456
#27 Posted by yakov456 (2017 posts) -

I would think with today's tech he could make the same style of game for considerably less. Wouldn't be against throwing some cash towards this.

Avatar image for probablytuna
#28 Posted by probablytuna (4733 posts) -