SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INSIDE)

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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby Riku Rose » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:06 am

Himuro wrote: I posted this on the Kickstarter comment section. Agree/Disagree?

Thank you Yu, and everyone else involved doing this. However, there's a lot of confusion with this Kickstarter. I think you guys are unknowingly damaging the potential for the Kickstarter. Besides revealing Sony's involvement on the first day of the Kickstarter, giving people the idea that there is no more need to back it on Kickstarter because a big company like Sony is supporting it, there's also a lot of vagueness in relation to the stretch goals.

For example, what exactly is Raport? What is the Skill Tree? What are Character Perspectives? No one knows or understands, and this vagueness leaves doubts not only on your potential backers but current backers. Could you further expound upon these features?

Finally, why isn't Yu doing interviews all over the place for the Kickstarter to give information? There was a French interview on Youtube, but not one available in English. A lot of the marketing so far is scattershot and unorganized. Please do better. Thank you, a grateful Shenmue fan.


Just be a total slut for 30 days. Try and get interviewed by everyone and get news sites posting about Shenmue. Yu needs to get in the public light similar to how other Kickstarter project leaders have. Get more developers to make videos about why they love Shenmue, plenty of people have said they love it over the years in interviews. Get someone in the team to interview Yu and put it on the Kickstarter page and drop them every few days. Interviews should have been arranged weeks ago for every major gaming news outlet. I can imagine Yu will just go back to Japan after E3 and we won't hear from him again for months.

Make it clear what these S I&II scenes are. If it's like Shenmue the movie let people know so it doesn't put people off who have never played the series and that they can catch up. Nowhere on the Kickstarter page does it sound welcoming at all to newcomers to the series.

Do a let's play of certain sections of the original Shenmue. In these Yu could just speak about making the game and the history at SEGA. Let's plays aren't my cup of tea but people go crazy for them. Add a tier where you get a monthy skype session or online Q&A's with members of the team working on the games.

Get an english twitter account similar to what Kojima has. The Japansese audience is very small compared to America and America has the biggest funding potential. Only starting to use Twitter again about a day before E3 was silly. This isn't like the FFVII announcement where it's a nice surprise. For a Kickstarter that only lasts 30 days you should be teasing it for quite awhile.

Don't announce you'll do shows like the one in Monoco. Announce stretch goals that you will go to places like PAX, Tokyo Game Show, Playstation Experiance and Gamecom. No one outside of the core people who already have donated will care about seeing a game at an anime convention in Monoco. A tier could be made that if you donate enough you get access to a special Q&A with Yu or early hands on time with the game at Pax would bring in some extra money. If people are willing to pay £10,000 and also pay to fly to Tokyo to have dinner with the guy they'll do it if they don't have to pay to fly and his coming to PAX so extra dinners is something.

Include tiers like letting people voice a character or to let them name something in a tier between the $500-$10,000. You're letting people include their name in the credits why not let some people add a message next to their name for a few extra dollars to get a few people to up their pledge. Heck for even more money get your photo in the credits. Include a tier where people can have themselves made into a toy capsule Ryo can collect.

The toy capsules replicas are great but have a donation pledge to get replicas of the mirrors. Make them a decent quality so you can ask for more to get them.

The Double Fine team did a documentary about making the game that certain backers got access to. The Shenmue III story will be one people want to watch.
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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby shredingskin » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:37 am

FUck yeah, a let's play commentated by Yu Suzuki would be incredible.

Gametrailers is doing one of Shenmue II, would be awesome to see Huber, Yu Suzuki, Rocco from mega64, or some guys hyping the shit of Shenmue for people that haven't played it.

The whole 70 man battle scenes, the third disk of shenmue II, the ending.

Don't make it 1 hour long, but something like 15 minutes hyping the shit out of the game.

+1 to the mirrors replicas.

The documentary is great, but actually quite expensive, DF hurted a lot, it was awesome (even more so than the actual game), but just saying "exclusive making of videos for X tier backers" would be great.

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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby Luke_09 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:32 am

These are all great ideas =D>

This is why we need to message Ys Net all of these questions and suggestions and ideas! That's the only way that we will be heard. They said that they read all messages that they get. So let's do this people! Message them all of our suggestions about how they can best utilise the KickStarter campaign!
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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby Henry Spencer » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:44 am

Yeah it is bizarre how they seem to be concentrating efforts solely in France events. What about other countries? PAX, Eurogamer London, Tokyo Game Show, game events in the rest of Europe, China game shows etc. Why just Monaco? So badly done...almost sloppy.
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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby shredingskin » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:51 am

Because the guys making the game are french, and as the interview said, they are really proud of that.

Hopefully they'll start making earth shattering updates.
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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby Henry Spencer » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:04 am

That's a silly way to promote the game though there are fans from around the world and they need to get the word out more.

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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby Himuro » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:15 am

shredingskin wrote: FUck yeah, a let's play commentated by Yu Suzuki would be incredible.

Gametrailers is doing one of Shenmue II, would be awesome to see Huber, Yu Suzuki, Rocco from mega64, or some guys hyping the shit of Shenmue for people that haven't played it.

The whole 70 man battle scenes, the third disk of shenmue II, the ending.

Don't make it 1 hour long, but something like 15 minutes hyping the shit out of the game.

+1 to the mirrors replicas.

The documentary is great, but actually quite expensive, DF hurted a lot, it was awesome (even more so than the actual game), but just saying "exclusive making of videos for X tier backers" would be great.


Someone needs to contact Rocco and show him this page!

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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby shredingskin » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:19 am

http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/e3-2015 ... 300-10411/

15 48 of the video apparently it says that other people besides sony are backing it, I can't see it because my conection sux ass
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Postby lavrentis » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:50 am

The best thing about these reaction videos is when "Shenmue III" comes on screen over the river. That's when you get the best reactions
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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby Riku Rose » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:54 am

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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby Hyo Razuki » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:34 pm

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss!!! We've reached the next Stretch Goal. Rapport System is coming. 3.2M and counting! Keep it coming, boys and girls!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby Hyo Razuki » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:13 pm

WTF?! Its back to 3,193000 again? Is this damn thing counting backwards? How did it go DOWN almost 10 thousand Dollars???
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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby Hyo Razuki » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:18 pm

Hello Shenmuers!

Thanks to everyone backing, supporting, and getting the word out. Every retweet and repost will bring more backers, and more backers means more Shenmue 3.

Yes, we are at day four of the Kickstarter of the Shenmue of the century. And today we have a special message from someone who has many a “of the” attached to his name—Mark Cerny! If you have played video games before, you probably have played something Mark has either programmed, designed, produced or directed. Oh yeah, he was the lead architect for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita, too!

Mark was one of the first people to suggest to Yu-san that he do a Kickstarter for Shenmue 3. It was Mark who then introduced Ryan Payton to Yu-san, and that was that!

"It's really exciting to see Yu Suzuki back hard at work in the universe of Shenmue. The first two titles innovated in so many ways - the combination of revolutionary cinematic experiences, deep world simulation, and fresh approaches to gameplay was truly memorable. I can't wait to see how Shenmue 3 turns out!"

Mark Cerny, President of Cerny Games

Thank you very much Mark!!! We all owe you a lot! Just a little while back, Kotaku had a nice sit down with Mark, so please take a look-see!

And before we sign off for today, this Friday Yu Suzuki will be on Reddit! You will have your chance to ask him anything! Time to be announced. Get your questions ready!

Thank you again everyone, see you on Reddit tomorrow!
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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby Luke_09 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:23 pm

Anyone know why KickStarter is just stalling at $3.2 million?

It seems to rise but then keep dropping down?! It just seems to be static at the moment.. :???:
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Re: SHENMUE 3 ANNOUNCED FOR PS4 KICKSTARTER (INFORMATION INS

Postby FourWuDu1026 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:38 pm

A little concerning, the kickstarters going at a snails pace now.
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