One of the most requested reward tiers have been added.
Good because I want a physical copy of the game
You're willing to pay more than double to get it on a disc??
?? $60 is the price of a new physical game...unless you're talking about shipping costs.
No I'm talking about the option to donate $29 to the kickstarter and get it digitally.
I know I am. Just don't care about digital and 60 for a new game isn't bad at all.
You mean I'm I sure I want to physically own a game vs digital where it can be pulled, removed etc year later? Yes... I'm actually getting the digital and paying for a physical copy too lol
And why not? It helps make the game better, and many of us prefer physical, anyway. I'm glad I already gave $60.
I am. This will likely be a collectors item over the long term, and will be worth much more than $60 well into the future. Particularly if it has a limited run and no retail store release. Gonna get two along with the collectors edition stuff. Digital is worthless in the long.
That's good because I can sell it after I play it.
I am happy to pay more for physical, personally. Digital copies for a system that doesn't allow you to export your own backups are a) worthless to anyone else (can't sell them) b) liable to disappear with time. I think many consumers and publishers underestimate the merits of physical distribution
SHENMUE FREAKING 3 is actually coming out, and you're telling people to get it digitally? LOL
I just asked a question. Last I checked a game plays the same either way.
The guy above you literally said "...I want a physical copy of the game". I think he's aware of the digital version. It's not whether or not the game plays the same on both. But fans of the old games that have been hoping for a sequel that would probably never come, are more likely to buy a physical copy. It has more value.
Definitely the version I'm getting. Unless they announce a Collector/limited edition with the first 2 games included. Then that would be the version for me.
That will NEVER happen but u can keep wishing. I will be getting the digital version.
exactly I was pretty bummed when I got my Wii u with the digital downloads i need the case, same with the master cheif collection just got that the other day and no cases all downloads.. atleast the ps4 gta v bundle came with a case but tlou was download..
I feel you. I bought the Zelda Wind Waker HD bundle and it was only a digital copy.
Yup and it is a backers only case, meaning if Sony does a mass retail release, the backers copy will vary.
Glad this happened
At last ^^ Good to see the kickstarter is also rising again
Next up a retail copy with a collectors edition :D
Clearly you're speaking my language lets make thus happen
Wouldn't that be the higher tier? :D For example, the signed tier does include a physical copy. Pretty much anything above 60 will get the physical copy.
I think that since they now offer a physical PS4 version, you can actually get that at the $250 tier and above. From what they said, it sounds like even people that pledged for the physical PC version before don't need to change their pledge if they want the PS4 version, as a survey will be going out later to find out what platform each person wants for their physical or digital release. And as for the tier, it's a bit pricey but that does come with a decent amount of stuff. The contents I believe include: a physical copy of the game, a physical illustration, a backer only arcane technique scroll, a backer only advanced technique scroll, a skin change feature for Ryo's jacket, a physical CD soundtrack and a digital download version, both a printed and digital art book, 20 capsule toy tickets, a Shenmue 3 T-shirt, one of the four real capsule toys being made for this, get your name in the credits, and you get the trial version (essentially beta) before release.
Yeah, they have that for the PC physical version. Would love a signed PS4 collectors edition.:)
I'd love it if they somehow got the rights to doing a HD remaster of the first two titles, and bundled that with the upcoming 3rd title.
Unlikely, but it would be brilliant :D
They don't need to do that to have that happen. I'm sure Sega will likely do a port of the first 2 when they see more support for Shenmue 3 ie the backing of Shenmue 3, is also the backing of the series in general, I'm sure Sega can see the value in making a HD version of the 2 games prior to release.
Sega give the fans what they want ? i wish. I don't know what their problem is, they must hate money or something.
@Sega- lol. Its not really that. Its that it cost them lots of money to localize and Yakuza is such a text heavy game, they don't see the cost of porting it as it won't sell as well as it does in the east and they may not even be able to make that money back from the port. I completely understand why they do it and I'm a HUGE fan of the series (Can't wait for Yakuza 5 to come on PS3!!!) If they ported all the games day and date and kept losing money, we may not even be seeing a Yakuza Zero AT ALL let alone only in Japan. If they can port later, then kool. I'd rather they still exist, save money and consider it, vs go bankrupt making ports to regions that don't buy their content. They've done better LAST GEN then any other gen with that exact mindset. They bought Relic, bought Creative Assembly, bought Atlus. They did a fine job last gen with many, many titles. Even if some didn't come to the west, I think its better that Sega plays it smart and we can get games for years to come ,then have them lose money and not have those games exist at all for anyone. Though as a gamer, I hate it a lot and wish we got all those titles, as a businessman, I 100% understand why they do what they do. Its smart business is likely why Sega even enough to bank on great teams last gen. ie Atlus. Will buy 5 Copies of Yakuza 5 to get them to port Zero lol jk, but will support it day one to show that their investment is very much worth it, even if its ONLY on PSN, for all we know ,they might start bring titles over only on PSN if they feel its less risky and costly. Everyone wins.
BOOYAH. I'm in.
Yes! .. Finally
Lovely!!! Seriously can't wait for this.
Yes! this is good news!! I also wonder if the graphics will be current gen? If not,then it's no problem..
all those stretch goals...a lot of people will be disappointed when they leave out all that content because people didn't pay enough.
I'm hoping it gets to at least 6 million but with this announcement the amount backed shot up nearly $500k. Plus there is still 14 days left and usually the last 3 days are rush days where tons of people decide they want to back it.
Im pledging for the physical copy. A piece of gaming history deserves to b palpable ;)
Good news. I'm not a fan of digital games, especially not on consoles.
NOTHING STOPS THIS FORKLIFT!!!!!!!
They won't comment or even discuss why there is no xbox one version. Probably cause its timed exclusive marketing deal with Sony. They did say they haven't ruled additional platforms out.
Give it up, it's because Sony is helping it out. There's no Xbox One version because PS fans were way more vocal about it. Want Shenmue 3? Get a PS4 or PC that can handle it.
Not saying you are lying, but please post the proof of Sony fans being more vocal about it. And if Sony is helping out and there is a PC version, what is there to stop an Xbox one version?
Andrew House has already stated that their deal was to facilitate the PS4 version of the game (starting with giving stage tie for the KS during their E3 conference) in exchange for console exclusivity. Whether that exclusivity will last or not is up in the air, but Sony have been quite frank about why the game is currently PS4 console exclusive and their hand in that.
To be fair Xbox has never really been the go to console for gaming variety. (shooters and sports) After the first few years of 360 MS pretty much abandoned the Japanese gaming market. And since last gen if you wanted Japanese games you had to go to PS and thus far that trend hasn't changed.
Not really. I don't see a XB version of this game even if Sega was doing it. Consider XB doesn't have a single Yakuza title, consider even PS fans in the WEST don't have some of the Yakuza titles and that series is more known and more profitable then Shenmue was and we STILL don't see version of it on PS in the west let alone XB at all. It won't likely come to XB just based on being very Japanese, I saw it not coming to XB before any deal was even made with Sony, Yu etc. Again...where is Yakuza on PS in the west? Yet we are asking for the lessor series in terms of sales to come to XB when the more successful series isn't even coming to the west for the market leader that is the PS3 and PS4? If they didn't bring all the Yakuza's to PS fans.....why would they even consider bring Shenume to XB fans? That is a HUGE stretch and many publisher already made the choice years ago to stop making XB games in general. I don't see that changing.
They aren't discussing it because there isn't an Xbox version. There might be in the future, but given how much flack they've had for not being upfront, why would they obfuscate anything now by making vague promises now?
Kudos to the Shenmue 3 team for adding this... I'm still not joining the digital revolution.
So is this going to get a retail release once launched? Or if I want a physical disc I have back it via kick starter? As the way it is worded you simply get a exclusive box art via kick starter.
No word as of yet. Probably depends on the demand for the PS4 physical version. I wouldn't doubt that it sees a retail release when the time comes.
oh man, I already donated, but now I will have to do it again (: not that I'm complaining, i donated the first time because I had promised myself I would if Shenmue was ever going to become reality. Pretty much we are preordering the game which is great (:
Looks like I'll end up playing Shenmue 3 after all. Good thing they finally decided to make PS4 physical version.
Physical Version yes yes!
Gamers scream about the cost of DLC and pre-orders... But can't wait to throw money at Sony to FUND A GAME. You realize Sony set up a crowdfunding site? Get used to this. You're all paying to fund a game that won't be out for years, instead of letting a billion dollar company (who will make all the profits) do it. It's mindless. For just 10 grand you can have your FACE in the game. Good, I want to see the face of the person insane enough to pay that.
Do you make the same considerations on pre-orders?
For the 5 dollars I put down 2 weeks before the game launches? Uh no cause it's in no way the same. The game is done. YOU ARE PAYING FOR THE GAME TO BE MADE 3 YEARS IN ADVANCE OF RELEASE.
@Tekadin I was trying to have a civilized conversation but the all caps rage tells me you can't be reasoned with. It's been made clear Sony isn't funding this game already. We disagree, I'm moving on.
Money is going to Ys Net to "FUND A GAME." Not Sony. Nice try, though.
Sony who is behind it can't FUND this game? They're that broke?
You use your new bubbles for this? The money goes to Suzuki and his team to make the game, not Sony. This has been explained time and again. Stop trolling.
It's been explained time and time again. Instead of listening to the pessimists out there why don't you get your facts right ? The money is going to Ys, NOT Sony.
Okay, I'll bite. Sony is not funding anything except the ability and help to bring a port to PS4. The kickstarter funds go directly to Y.net (Yu Suzuki's dev studio) for development of the game. Sony is not so broke that they couldn't fund the game themselves. However, had they done so, it would have taken several more years to convince the money people that it was a worthy venture...since this IS a more than decade old title with a split heritage on several different consoles that didn't sell spectacularly well (though it did have critical success in droves). Yu Suzuki knew that he needed major backing to get this done. So, HE approached Sony and asked if they would be interested...ONLY if it could be done by kickstarter. So, Sony did what they did to speed up the process and get the game out as soon as possible. Plus, secure the game for their console.
We're paying to fund the development of the base (PC) game, whereas Sony's involvement is to port said base game to the PS4 and market it. Sony isn't getting a cent of the Kickstarter money but they are putting resources on the line in their own way. Sony isn't behind this game in the way you think and they aren't funding it the way you think either because it's not their IP, sucking the meaning out of funding the game significantly (something companies normally do to control the IP in question. Which Sony can't do here as Sega owns it).
Of course there will be a physical release, The kickstarter is to keep from losing any money in case it didnt sell well. Sony did not have full confidence in the property, mainly because of the poor numbers for part 2. So they are only willing to partially fund this. Thus the rest of you must prove the sells with this kickstarter crap. The physical release will make sales, and thats what they want, tons of sells. And if you look, they added a ton of tiers to this to get interest back. It obviously worked it pulled another 600k today. Smart move, they will need a few more like this to make the last third of the funding. And if you look, its not the physical ps4 driving the numbers back up, the physical PC version got added and its selling 4x ps4. I guess those numbers may reflect microsoft supporters. But the amount of tiers they added is amazingly tempting for any fan of this series.
Told everyone there would be a physical release. Most people interested in this are older gamers who most likely collect games. I wouldn't have bought it digitally but il bite for the physical release. Their pledges will double overnight. Rock on.
Genuine question as I'm not really very knowledgeable around kickstarter. The only two images I have in mind are Ouya and Project Cars, I'd hardly call either a rip roaring success. Can it work? Are there prime examples?
Project Cars is actually a very good racing game. And there is a new game by the creator of Mega Man coming out very soon that is looking great.
I'm sure it is, years of delays though and it launched broken. I remember waiting for it on 360 prior to the then next gen reveals.
True. I had forgotten about the PS3, X360 and Wii U versions being cancelled. Not good.