Developer Ys Net has revealed that the company managed to raised $7,179,510 for Shenmue 3 through its crowdfunding efforts.
This first Kickstarter campaign brought in $6,333,295 in 2015 and a grand total of $7,179,510 has been raised by 81,087 backers for the sequel. Shenmue 3’s Kickstarter campaign broke the record for fastest video game to reach $1 million in contributions on a crowdfunding platform, and hitting its $2 million target within a day.
[quote style=’1′ cite=” title=”]Quite an impressive score, isn’t it!? Seeing the final numbers, all of us here can’t help but feel all over again the immensity of the support everyone has given to make this project come true! Thank you! There are now less than 10 months left until the release date on August 27, 2019! Everyone on the team is giving it all they got every day in the run-up to the release, and we hope we can continue to count on your support.[/quote]
Shenmue 3 will launch on August 27, 2019 and will be available on PlayStation 4 and PC.