Links

On shenmuetalk I simply can not even aim to rival the amount of information that can be found on the larger sites. The following sites are recommended for reasons described:

For the official word

Shenmue III Kickstarter – Offers daily updates and a lively comment section open for backers. The campaign main site is at the moment unfortunately in need of improvements.

Shenmue III official website – Offers some more information about the past entries in the series.

Shenmue III Twitter

Shenmue III Youtube channel

Yu Suzuki’s Twitter

For the stats

Kicktraq ‘Shenmue II by YS Net’ – Gives an overview of the funding process including daily charts on pledge amounts, number of new backers and comments along with estimates by trend analysis. Can also be used to compare with other Kickstarter projects.

For the fans’ and current talk

Shenmuedojo – One of the oldest Shenmue fansites with extensive in-depth information about the past entries in the series as well as Shenmue III. Also hosts an active forum. The mandatory goto-place for Shenmue fans.

Shenmue500k – More recent fansite with high activity. Great for the latest news.

Team Yu – Active community for anything Shenmue.

Neogaf: ‘SHENMUE 3 announced for kickstarter’ – Currently the main thread to visit on Neogaf for discussions about the Kickstarter campaign.

Twitch: Shenmuedojo’s channel – Daily livestreams at 4am CET.

Youtube: Shenmuedojo’s channel

30onthe3rd – Backer campaign that encourage current backers to add $30 onto their pledge at the 3rd of July.
The Final Blow – Upcoming campaign (July 15), continuation of #30onthe3rd.

QTE – #SaveShenmue – Upcoming campaign (July 15) organized by Team Yu.

The big #Save Shenmue Twitter Event – Upcoming social media campaign (July 15), where one can also win a Dreamcast together with a copy of Shenmue.

For a selection of recent related works and discussions

Adam Koralik: ‘Shenmue 3 Kickstarter – Why it Had to Happen’
Adam Koralik: ‘Shenmue 3’s Kickstarter & Sony’s Involvement – Truth & Lies’
Adam Koralik: ‘Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Push #SaveShenmue’

Alvin Chiew: ‘Shenmue Synopsis: Shenmue Storyline’
Alvin Chiew: ‘Shenmue Synopsis: Shenmue 2 Storyline’

A Gamer’s Journey: The Definite History of Shenmue (upcoming documentary film)

Cinema Gorgeous:’Why Shenmue Matters’

Dreamcasters’ Tube: ‘Shenmue 3 Kickstarter: The Final Rush’

Endadget: ‘Shenmue 3 Kickstarter will offer PS4 copies on disc’

Eurogamer: ‘ What makes Shenmue 2’s open world so special?’
Eurogamer: ‘There’s a new Shenmue 3 trailer starring Ryo and Shenhua’

Gamespot: ‘Shenmue 3 Creator Says Sony Won’t See a Cent of Kickstarter Funds’

Gamesradar: ‘Why is everybody so excited? WHAT’S A SHENMUE?’

Gametrailers: ‘The Shenmue Saga – Huber Hype’

GunstarDC: ‘Shenmue 3 – I’m still waiting HD’

Happy Console Gamer: ‘SHENMUE ROCKS!’

IGN: ‘Shenmue 3 Now Among Kickstarter’s Top 10 Successes’
IGN: ‘A Short Shenmue 3 Trailer Has Arrived’

James Reiner’s Youtube Channel

JibbyVideos: ‘Alternative Kickstarter Trailer’

John Sweeney’s Shenmue, Artwork by Sega (proceeds donated to the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter)

Kid Nocon: ‘Shenmue HD Remaster: Hazuki Residence’ (work by fans)

Kotaku: ‘Why I Sympathize With Shenmue III’s Most Hardcore Fans’

Mathew Rimmer: ‘Thank Yu’

mrluvvaluvva: ‘The Dreamcast Diaries: Shenmue and Me’
mrluvvaluvva: ‘The Dreamcast Diaries: Shenmue 2’

Neogaf: ‘Shenmue 3 – Lake of the Lantern Bugs short test footage’
Neogaf: ‘Yu Suzuki: Shenmue 3 Funding and Budget Statement’
Neogaf: ‘Yu Suzuki: I expect individual backers to provide the majority of funds for Shenmue’
Neogaf: ‘The genius of Yu Suzuki’
Neogaf: ‘Sony is officially helping with funding and development with Shenmue 3’
Neogaf: ‘Shenmue I & II Suddenly Skyrocketed in Price’
Neogaf: ‘Yu Suzuki will be doing an AMA on Reddit’
Neogaf: ‘Yu Suzuki retweets image GT team reacting to Shenmue III reveal.’
Neogaf: ‘So, I Could Own A $10,000 Shenmue Jacket..’

PC Gamer: ‘Why I’m excited about Shenmue 3’
PC Gamer: ‘Shenmue 3 needs $10 million to “truly have the features of an open world”‘
PC Gamer: ‘Shenmue 3 will see the return of classic Ryo voice actor’
PC Gamer: ‘Shenmue 3 video is short, but features glowing bugs’

Peter Sjöstrand: ‘Mega Man: Shenmue’

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: ‘Yu Suzuki On Board For Shenmue 3 Kickstarter’

Sega Nerds interview with Corey Marshall on Youtube
Sega Nerds interview with Shenmue voice actors

ShenP1: ‘Spiritual Enlightenment and Revenge’

SketchyMary’s Shenmue News on Youtube

The Jimquisition: ‘Shenmue 3 – The Good, The Bad, And The Iffy’

Twin Peaks Podcast: ‘Bookhouse Noise: Matt’s Humble Plea’

VG247: ‘Shenmue 3 PS4 physical release available to backers’

VGS English: ‘Why Shenmue Is The Best Open World Game I Ever Played’

Videogamer.com: ‘Shenmue 3 Kickstarter finally adds PS4 physical copy reward’
Videogamer.com: ‘Chinese school for underprivileged kids pledges $20,000 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter’

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