Back in E3 2015, a Kickstarter campaign was announced for Shenmue 3 with an original goal of $2 million USD. In just under 8 hours the campaign not only managed to meet it’s goal, but exceeded it by about an extra $4 million USD. This not only made Shenmue 3 the highest-funded video game, but also the 6th highest funded project on the crowdfunding platform.
Now, it’s been over a year since the Kickstarter launched and Yu Suzuki, the creator of the Shenmue series, has offered an update on the game.
The prototype build for the game started in January and according to Yu Suzuki, it has been around six months since the project really took off. New members are constantly being bought onto the project and late last year, the team started to began using Shenmue 2 characters to do battle and conversation tests using the Unreal Engine 4. Check out the video below to find out more.
Before this, details have been rather quiet and the game was, unsurprisingly, absent from E3 this year. The game is in development for PS4 and PC and is set for a release in Q4 2016 although an official date has yet to be announced.