Corey Marshall did the English voice over for main character Ryo Hazuki in Shenmue I&II and now he is confirmed to reprise his role in Shenmue III. Backers who want to pledge $1000 can also get a personal voice message from the voice actor. It has also been revealed that the team is negotiating to get other voice actors from past games back to III.
It is still not confirmed whether players will be able to choose to play with Japanese voices and English subtitles. In the update there are also hints for more news coming up, possibly during the tweetathon tomorrow, July 3rd, where Yu Suzuki will also participate and answer questions when hashtagged #YouaskYu.