Friday, June 29, 2018

Shenmue III Backer Survey Information: Distilled

Shenmue III Backer Survey Information: Distilled

There was a lot of information packed into the recent update about Shenmue III Backer Surveys, so we have put together a "distilled" summary of the key information.


YS Net has posted a new Kickstarter update and refreshed their official Shenmue 3 site with the news that surveys have now started for all Shenmue III backers, for people who pledged through both Kickstarter and the Slacker Backer page.

The purpose of these surveys is to collect the necessary information from backers to prepare and send their rewards, for example a shipping address, choice of platform for receiving the game software and so on.

Key Information: Backer Surveys

  • Survey emails:
    • Distribution of these emails from Fangamer started yesterday June 28, 2018 to all existing backers. (New backers will receive their survey email within 10 working days of their pledge).
    • The emails will be sent to the registered email address associated with your Kickstarter or pledge.
    • Emails will take a couple of days to send out. You can also send the Shenmue III survey email immediately from the Survey Support and Survey Resender page on the Fangamer website .
    • If you have pledged through both Kickstarter and Slacker Backer with the same email address, the survey email will contain multiple survey links.
    • If your email address has changed since pledging, or for any other queries, contact Fangamer at for assistance.
  • Slacker Backer:
    • Slacker Backer will be closing on August 13, 2018 at midnight (JST).
  • Reward Upgrades & Addons (optional):
    • The survey site allows you to increase an existing Kickstarter / Slacker Backer pledge and move to a higher reward tier (the official update post lists which tiers qualify), or add on additional tiers.
    • The maximum upgrade level offered currently is $250. (Regarding whether this limit may be extended, a Shenmue Dojo member was informed that it "could be an option" in the future).
    • The last day for reward upgrades is August 13, 2018 at midnight (JST).
  • Survey Site Entry:
    • The deadline for survey completion is September 30, 2018 at midnight (JST).
    • The survey does not lock after submission; responses, including your shipping address, can be edited / altered after submission, until the close of surveys.

Reward-Specific Information

  • Software/hardware:
    • The PS4 disk region will be decided by the Country you provide for your shipping address.
    • PC minimum system requirements (these are subject to change so should not be considered absolute): 64-bit Windows, Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, 4 GB memory, 100 GB disk space. Requires Steam client to activate.

Other Topics

Also included in the official update was mention of the fact that total pledges are nearing the $7m stretch goal: an expansion of the battle system called "AI Battling". There is also a fantastic new video (with voice acting) featuring a little girl in Bailu Village. However, to keep this post brief, we will take a closer look at these two topics in a separate post.

Always check your roof for unwanted visitors.
Always check your roof for unwanted visitors.

If you would like to add any information or findings regarding the surveys, please comment below!

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