After weeks of pleading for a physical copy of Shenmue III for the PlayStation 4, fans have finally gotten their wish. In a recent update on Shenmue III‘s Kickstarter page, Yu Suzuki and his team announced the option of receiving a physical copy of Shenmue III for the PlayStation 4 when you pledge $60. The game will come in an exclusive, backer-only case, so if you were still on the fence about donating, now is the time to do so. In addition to the physical PS4 copy of Shenmue III, Suzuki also announced a bunch of other cool rewards for those with deeper pockets.
If you donate $1,500 to the Kickstarter, you can become immortalized in the world of Shenmue with a picture of yourself in the game’s harbor waiting area for the Choubu passenger boat. Your name will also appear on the guest register at the Choubu Inn and will include all the previous reward tiers. Donating $4,000 will get your face and name on an in-game Lucky Hit board. This reward tier will also include the Ryo voice message by Corey Marshall and the previous reward tiers.
If you’re feeling really rich, you can donate $10,000 and become an NPC in the game, where your face will be featured on a Chi You Men member battling Ryo. Your name will also appear as a Special Sponsor in the credits, and you will receive all the previous reward tiers as well. The other $10,000 reward tiers will get you a dinner with Yu Suzuki in Los Angeles or Monaco as well as a replica of Ryo’s jacket and your name in the credits.
I know many people have been clamoring for a physical PS4 copy, so I’m glad that Suzuki-san and his team have been able to make that a reality. While those other reward tiers are a bit too much for my wallet, I commend anyone who can donate that much money to Shenmue III‘s Kickstarter. If you haven’t yet donated to the Shenmue III Kickstarter, you can click here to do so!