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Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Apr 10th 2012 at 10:21:51 PM

Seeing as it's (hopefully) getting an HD rerelease, I figured it was time this series got a thread. Hell, even if it's a hoax, this game earned its own topic.

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Apr 10th 2012 at 11:48:05 PM

Finally a ray of hope, maybe now ten years later we'll get a conclusion to Ryo's story.

But I seriously doubt it.

unnoun Everybody's Aunt Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Everybody's Aunt
Jun 15th 2015 at 7:06:13 PM

Kickstarter died.

"unnoun" has three "n"s and zero capital letters!
Jun 15th 2015 at 7:09:35 PM

It looks like it's stuck, it keeps switching between a thousand dollars and several thousand dollars.

VeryMelon SUPER SOMETHING ELSE
SUPER SOMETHING ELSE
PolarPhantom Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Jun 15th 2015 at 7:55:15 PM

So, what are people's opinions about this being a KS as opposed to something like, say, Sony funding it?

I imagine there's a bit of a Broken Base with the financial politics going on.

Hell, I already backed it anyway. No way I'm not gonna be apart of this.

Darkness rises and Light to meet it.
Alucard Lazy? from Vancouver, BC Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Lazy?
Jun 15th 2015 at 7:56:57 PM

[up]2 Million is nowhere near enough to fund a modern game (especially when the second one cost 70 million). For all we know, Sony or someone else will help out once they've reached their goal.

edited 15th Jun '15 8:09:42 PM by Alucard

PolarPhantom Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Jun 15th 2015 at 8:09:40 PM

[up] Like with Bloodstained? Yeah, I can see that.

Speaking of, I can see Shenmue 3 taking Bloodstained's crown of most funded KS VG ever rather easily, and only a short while after that campaign ended. Almost sad, but I doubt IGA and Inti Creates would be torn up over it,

Man, Sony's E3 was crazy.

Darkness rises and Light to meet it.
Alucard Lazy? from Vancouver, BC Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Lazy?
Jun 15th 2015 at 8:28:59 PM

Looks like they're just about to hit a million.

Ekuran Hi. from somewhere. Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Hi.
Jun 15th 2015 at 8:42:00 PM

Just went past a million.

[Insert seemingly profound or amusing phrase here.]
Nap1100 Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
RavenKingSage MY NAME IS GUNDHAM TANAKA Relationship Status: The Skitty to my Wailord
MY NAME IS GUNDHAM TANAKA
Jun 15th 2015 at 9:06:48 PM

Dreams do come true...

If Valve had a surprise Half-Life 3 announcement alongside this, the world would have imploded. Or at least the Internet would have.

And now that I have a job, I could feasibly back this. Are Kickstarter projects available to people who didn't fund the project? (I also want to know this for Yooka-Laylee, Bloodstained, etc.)

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mega-dark Moe Game Console from Planeptune Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Moe Game Console
Jun 15th 2015 at 9:22:49 PM

It's been what, 3 hours an it's past 1 million dollars. Did Bloodstain pass 1 million that fast?

Hyped for Hyperdimension Neptunia V 2
edvedd Darling. from At the boutique, dear. Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
PolarPhantom Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Jun 16th 2015 at 3:50:02 AM

Yep. It's funded. It's coming. On to Stretch Goals.

Darkness rises and Light to meet it.
Jun 16th 2015 at 5:59:07 AM

I thought one of the stretch goals would be a re-release of the first two games, not just movies. Now I'm worried they're not going to do that at all.

Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Jun 16th 2015 at 6:49:45 AM

Am I going to pay $120 for a Capsule Figure?

... this may happen. It'd be a lot more likely if it weren't random... if I wound up getting Chai I would probably shoot myself.

Beaver Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Jun 16th 2015 at 8:13:35 AM

I think I can die happy now.

Is this a Jo Jo reference?
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Jun 16th 2015 at 10:32:04 AM

Something I want to ask.

Where does the title "Shenmue" come from?

Also, while I was doing a little digging on the series, I noticed Shenmue 1 covered the first chapter, while Shenmue 2 covered chapters 3, 4, and 5.

What happened to chapter 2?

edited 16th Jun '15 2:07:48 PM by TargetmasterJoe

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Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Jun 16th 2015 at 10:36:30 AM

Chapter 2 was the boat from Japan to China. It wound up being off-screen, but Chai came back, he took a kid hostage, got knocked into the ocean, it was a thing. I think some online comics covered it.

Jun 16th 2015 at 10:39:26 AM

Shenmue is a tree in Guilin. I think the chapter 2 was supposed to take place on the boat, before it's arrival to Hong Kong but it was deleted for time and money.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Jun 16th 2015 at 2:37:26 PM

[up]

Shenmue is a tree in Guilin.

Ok, that's all fine and good, but that has to do with the games' story because...?

Status: Evil beware, I have Twitter!
Alucard Lazy? from Vancouver, BC Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Lazy?
Lionheart0 Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Jun 16th 2015 at 4:50:27 PM

I thought one of the stretch goals would be a re-release of the first two games, not just movies. Now I'm worried they're not going to do that at all.

They mentioned in their FAQ that Sega only gave them the rights to create a third entry; Sega still holds the rights to the first two games. Now, with the success of this Kick Starter, I wouldn't put it past Sony to fund a HD Re-release, or even work with Sega to release the original two on PSN.

Are Kickstarter projects available to people who didn't fund the project? (I also want to know this for Yooka-Laylee, Bloodstained, etc.)

Yes. The endgame for these Kickstarters is to get the product a retail (or digital) release.

edited 16th Jun '15 5:00:10 PM by Lionheart0


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