The Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue 3 is now over and the results are record-breaking. $6,333,296 USD has been earned with 69,320 people supporting the project. Shenmue 3 is the fastest game to reach $1 million dollars on Kickstarter and it is now the most successful game to be backed on the site. The previous record-holder was Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
Sony surprised gamers with Shenmue 3 during the company’s E3 Press Conference last month. It only took a few hours for the game to be funded. The game isn’t scheduled to be released until December 2017. The Shenmue games have a legacy for their open worlds and innovative ideas. Shenmue came out for the Sega Dreamcast in 1999 and its sequel came out for the Xbox in 2002. Shenmue 3 is going to be released on the PlayStation 4 and PC.