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.
The gaming community is amazing really.
And glad to be a part of it!
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.
It really is amazing, when we come together.
* 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.
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
Yea but Sony & Shenmue 3 team could work with Sega to get them re-released though.
@dead 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.
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?
SEGA is probably regretting this right about now.
I believe Sony found a funder before kickstarter, crowdfunding just a show, don't get me wrong, it's a damn good move.
Not only Sony, there are multiple funders in addition to kickstarter pledges. The more money for this game the better!
I plan to be a part of the double comma club myself. Just gonna take a little longer than 102 minutes..
Bloodstained is now the quickest game to lose a world record...
Maybe this will entice Sega to remake the first two. Here's to hoping!
I think at this point it will happen.
HA! Not bloody likely. Sega is too concerned with succeeding in the Pachinko market.
Ask not what Yu can do for you. Ask what you cAn do for Yu
A quote from another article's comments… "Shenmue is frankly a joke, nobody thinks it'll make a dime" : )
Ain't a crow big enough for that mouth. XD
This is terrible for gaming.. Sony should be getting killed by the gaming media for doing this.
For bringing back a dead game that would have never come back otherwise?
DAMN RIGHT! GIVING GAMERS WHAT THEY WANT IS THE WORST BUSINESS DECISION EVER! WE SHOULD WANT DEVELOPERS TO TELL US WHAT WE WANT!! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE. DEY TOOK ER JERBS!
I wonder how many people who backed the game are gonna have a meltdown when they found out its a PS4 console exclusive.
PS4/PC, the kickstarter didn't mention any other platforms nor stretch goals for anything else
But some idiots are not going to read the kickstarter and will fund the game. Then complain how their system isn't getting it. Its bound to happen since the majority of people don't bother to read the whole thing.
Im waiting for the day EA start using kickstarter to get funds for their AAA games.... I used to play a lot of shenmue (well, going to work every day) but they are adding more features based on the fund targets they meet? I feel this will be a delayed mess.
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