Today’s the day! After 18 long years, we’re leaving the cave and are experiencing Shenmue 3. Kickstarter backers, Limited Run Games customers and the general public are now receiving their physical copies. Based on a Twitter poll we held, fans are receiving their Kickstarter and Limited Run Games releases on release day, though some are still waiting. But hey, if you are waiting what’s a few more days. At least we can now say that Shenmue 3 is complete and now we begin the fun part: playing the game!
If you are a Kickstarter backer, make sure you login to Fangamer as you should have some digital bonuses available. In addition to digital wallpapers for your PC and phone, backers at $80 and above receive a digital in-game phone card. The phone card allows you to call characters from the first two games including Nozomi, Guizhang Chen, Ine-san, Joy, Fuku-san and others. Not only will you talk on the phone but you will also view flashback scenes. No idea if these are in-game footage from the old games or newly rendered cutscenes, but it sounds cool. All backers are also given a backer number code on Fangamer that is entered on the main menu screens, so do not forget to do this as well.
Enjoy the game and in the comments below, share your thoughts on Shenmue 3!
3 responses to “Shenmue 3 release day is here, plus a reminder for Kickstarter backers about digital rewards”
The phone cards are demonstrated on the official Shenmue 3 YouTube channel and they are using footage from previous games in black and white.
Christmas came early this year with Shenmue 3! = )
It still feels like Shenmue. Like no time has passed between 2 and 3. Beautiful. Its so beautiful!