The Kickstarter for Shenmue 3 is already, as I’m sure you all know, exceptionally well funded. With 11 days to go, the game has earned nearly $4.4 million from backers at the time of drafting this post. They originally asked for $2,000,000, so consider that number shattered.
Now, a new tier has been added to the campaign that should tickle the fancy of gaming collectors. Shenmue 3 will arrive with a physical copy on the PlayStation 4 for all of our nerdy shelves when it launches. The PC’s physical copy was already confirmed, so this is news that console gamers should appreciate.
Right now, the update seems to suggest that the boxed version is only available to backers who drop $60 on the campaign. There’s no clarification regarding whether or not this boxed edition will be sold to regular folks upon release.
Whatever the case may be, this is definitely a wonderful reward for the gamers who love the history of the medium and the glorious tedium and open world building that is the Shenmue franchise.
Shenmue 3 has an expected delivery date of December 2017. Yes, the game has a long way to go.