The long-awaited continuation of Yu Suzuki's open world series, Shenmue 3 was a startling announcement at E3 2015 when he got up on stage to announce that it was starting crowdfunding. The campaign quickly skyrocketed, with the only thing slowing it down being some communication issues, likely due, in part at least, to language barriers. Since then, Shenmue 3 has been in development seeking to continue the story began on the Dreamcast.
Here's a bit about Shenmue 3 from their Kickstarter pitch:
Shenmue 3 is the true sequel to the classic open-world action RPG games, Shenmue and Shenmue 2. Created for modern platforms (PC and PlayStation 4) and built in Unreal 4, Shenmue 3 will continue the legacy of Shenmue.
- Shenmue 3 will have familiar elements from its predecessors and new fight mechanics to achieve a new level of interactive storytelling.
- If this project reaches its funding goal, Shenmue 3 will be available on the PS4 and PC.
- Our ambition is to deliver a Shenmue experience that will draw in newcomers to the series and reward diehard fans with its deep story and rich gameplay.