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Confessions of a Shenmue III super-backer
24 July, 2015
Yesterday we released an article about the super-backers of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign. These are people that pledged $1,000-$10,000. We were able to get in contact with Peter Campbell, one of thirteen people who gave $10,000 to revive the beloved Shenmue series. Here’s why he did it.
The Shenmue Discovery
I first saw Shenmue when I was 16 years old. I didn’t have a Dreamcast yet, but I knew I was getting one on Christmas so I bought the first issue of the UK Official Dreamcast Magazine in September 1999. When the second issue came out, the magazine ran a huge article about Yu Suzuki and Shenmue, that was when my life changed forever.
After Shenmue 2 ended, we went through another 12 years of heartache, waiting to see any update of a third installment – which then turned into waiting for any updates that were Shenmue related. Despite the love from its community after all these years, it was a dead franchise. Sometimes you just have to face reality. After many more years Shenmue 3 was finally announced at E3… I still can’t believe it to this day. It truly is a dream come true for me on so many levels.
The $10,000 Donation