Shenmue 3 sets Guinness World Record for quickest video game crowdfunding

In a swift 102 minutes the long anticipated sequel joined the double comma club on Kickstarter, beating out Torment: Tides of Numenera, which took six hours and five minutes to do the same back in 2013.

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eagle21948d ago

The gaming community is amazing really.

camel_toad948d ago (Edited 948d ago )

And glad to be a part of it!

_-EDMIX-_948d ago

Agreed. This is also setting huge precedent for future publishers to seek interest in older IPs.

Mind you, not fund, merely to gauge interest in the IP and kickstart it. I know many of us have our own personal wants in terms of remakes, sequels, prequels etc. Hell, we could see P.T on there years later lol.

KwietStorm948d ago

It really is amazing, when we come together.

3-4-5948d ago (Edited 948d ago )

* I own a XB1 & Wii U, but almost bought a PS4 as well..didn't have the money for it.

* Month by month I'm wanting a PS4 to add to my collection.

* FF7+ Shenmue 3 + the entire uncharted series that I've never played + No Man's Sky...ect...

At this point I think it's certain that I'm definitely getting a PS4.

It will help put my Vita to good use, now that it's not getting much beyond FF world + Legend of Heroes.

* Probably wait until it drops to $300 though. By then, the exclusive list should keep growing and would make me want a PS4 even more.

* Dragon Quest 11 being PS4 exclusive would drive me to insta-buy a PS4 though.

* Shenmue was a great experience on Dreamcast but I never got play 2.

I'm hoping that we get a Shenmue 1&2 HD remake of some kind now that Sony is involved and could front the money for it.

deadpoolio316948d ago

Anything involving Shenmue 1 and 2 still involves Sega who still owns everything about the first 2 games. Sony and the Shenmue team cant do anything about it...It MAY motivate Sega to release it and try to make some cash off of them considering the interest in Shenmue 3

3-4-5947d ago

Yea but Sony & Shenmue 3 team could work with Sega to get them re-released though.

rainslacker947d ago


True, but I can see Sega trying to cash in on the hype by releasing a remaster or emulated collection. Just hope they don't half-ass it and give it the proper treatment. Doing a crappy job could hurt the sales of S3 for new people coming in wanting to see what the fuss is about.

I hope if Sega does do a remaster they at least involve Suzuki enough so it's done right.

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DragonKnight948d ago

See what happens when you actually listen to us when we tell you what we want?

And could a group of children without jobs fund this game?

CKPan948d ago

I believe Sony found a funder before kickstarter, crowdfunding just a show, don't get me wrong, it's a damn good move.

Infernostew948d ago

Not only Sony, there are multiple funders in addition to kickstarter pledges. The more money for this game the better!

KwietStorm948d ago

I plan to be a part of the double comma club myself. Just gonna take a little longer than 102 minutes..

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