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    Shenmue III might have been delayed, and a no-show at this year's E3, but the game's development is still moving along. Recently, the still active crowdfunding options allowed for it to reach a whopping $7 million dollars. That means the stretch goal for that tier has been attained, and the reward for meeting that amount was for Shenmue III to offer "AI Battling" in its combat system. Details are light on exactly what this means, but you can read the official announcement below.

    Shenmue III is scheduled for a 2019 release, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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  3. austin5623

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    I guess it's like the auto mode from Earthbound.
     
  4. cearp

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    Oh a bit disappointing, I thought the enemy would have some new AI thing to make it get used to the way we play, or something like that.

    Not that the game gets played for me... lol
     
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  5. Bungee_Cord

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    I forgot about this game for a while, but now that i have a PC that can actually run it i might give Shenmue III a shot. I've always been fascinated with the aesthetic of cities like Hong Kong and Tokyo anyway.
     
  6. KingVamp

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    I wonder if they mean like the batman games.
     
  7. Shadowfied

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    Batman style free flow combat? Ew..
    Why do people love games playing themselves..
     
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    They're fun.
    At least to Me. Keyword I know some people would try to disagree they aren't but they are to me. Not every game is for everyone.
     
  9. hollowtip

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    Does anyone else find it ironic that this game is being funded by Kickstarter when the original game was the most expensive ever produced during its time? Oh times have changed...
     
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    why do I get the feeling this game will fail... idk anything about development budget's but I feel this game will be lacking simply because its coming from kickstarter is 7M$ even nearly enough these days
     
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    Wasn't it 100s of millions too? I think this game needs more funding.
     
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    As long as it have cool music in it like the first one had, I don't mind.
     
  13. Kyuuketsuki

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    I'm wondering if I will actually get my Shenmue III, in 2019... I was hoping 2017, then 2018 and then a few months ago it said 2019.

    Though one thing I want, is the capsule toys from Shenmue I & II HD to be available in Shenmue III at the start.
     
  14. BORTZ

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    I was going to ask how this game was still raising money but I see that is addressed in the OP. I hope this game does well to deliver on the nostalgia promises they created this project on.
     
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    I'm hoping that it reaches the $11,000,000+ marker and then we'll have a game that's more complete, although the first goal is now pointless that we have Shenmue I & II arriving in four weeks. B-)

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    that's such a fancy way to say Quick Time Event
     
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    Sheesh, that's quite the list. I had no idea the stretch goals were so expansive.
     
  18. Song of storms

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    Maybe that's why no publisher wanted to touch it XD

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    They needed 100k to make subtitles in one language? What a cashgrab :/
     
  19. FAST6191

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    I don't know that I have ever heard anybody particularly reminisce over Shenmue's music before. As it sat here I could not really recall anything about it (which usually means it is functional) beyond the arcade games within it. I then had a quick scan through it and nothing struck me as particular memorable or exciting.
     
  20. Kyuuketsuki

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    Shenmue III, is quite a big deal for YuSuzuki because he felt that Shenmue needed to be completed and SEGA wouldn't budge and he knew these goals would draw people in... Plus every backer gets a copy of the game (if they didn't just opt for the soundtrack or t-shirt) B-)

    Deep Silver have been the co-publishers since mid-2017, which it was reported in 2016 that SONY were offering publishing support. B-)

    They possibly didn't know Google Translate is FREE, but they got their money (including my $80 in January 2016). :lol:
     
  21. RedoLane

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    It's pure nostalgia for me personally.
     
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