Jesse Woo
Shenmue III Kickstarter Breaks Record with $6.33 Million in Funding
Surpassing Bloodstained by a mile.
07.18.15 - 6:25 PM

Surprising no one, the Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign has well surpassed its original $2 million goal, raising a total of $6.33 million through the crowdfunding service in addition to funding it already has through its other investors. The game will pick up where Shenmue II left off, with Ryo meeting up with Shenhua in China.

Shenmue Kickstarter record

For reference, here are the top 10 Kickstarter campaigns for video games:

  1. Shenmue III $6.33 million
  2. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night $5.54 million
  3. Torment: Tides of Numeria $4.18 million
  4. Pillars of Eternity $3.98 million
  5. Mighty No. 9 $3.84 million
  6. Broken Age $3.33 million
  7. Yooka-Laylee 2.09 million
  8. Wasteland 2 $2.93 million
  9. Elite: Dangerous 1.57 million
  10. Homestuck Adventure Game $2.48 million

Shenmue III is now in development for PlayStation 4 and PC, with an estimated release date in 2017.

You can also check out the latest trailer for the game below