Shenmue 3 Was Announced… As a Kickstarter Game

As if re-announcing The Last Guardian and showcasing a Final Fantasy VII remake wasn't enough, Sony brought Yu Suzuki on-stage to announce that he intends to make Shenmue 3.

Here's the problem. Apparently Sony wasn't willing to fund it themselves, so Suzuki is looking for gamers to help him. A Kickstarter was announced that was immediately made available upon the announcement, allowing those who desire this highly requested game to help make it happen. You can contribute to the cause here.

And in case you don't understand how big of a deal this is, Kickstarter as well as several video game forums crashed second after the announcement.

Below you can see the teaser trailer for Shenmue 3: