Ys Net's sequel becomes highest funded video game project.
The next installment of the classic Sega video game has already attracted more than 32,900 backers and raised $2.5 million with 31 days left in its crowdfunding campaign.
Sixteen years after it first debuted, the third installment of the Shenmue 3D adventure game is nigh -- if backers want it badly enough. Based on its rapid Kickstarter backing, it's evident they do.
The game, which is being created for PCs and the PlayStation, is second only to smartwatch Pebble Time in how quickly it reached the $1 million mark.
The cult-classic that became a Sega Dreamcast hit and subsequently performed poorly on Xbox, will make a comeback if the franchise's creator has anything to say about it.
The game became a cult classic but ultimately was discontinued because of disappointing sales. Its loyal fan base has been holding out hope it will come back.
Don Reisinger wants to see Shenmue come back to the current generation of consoles. After all, it's one of the best games of all-time, right?
Despite the recent news that Sega is exiting the console business, games for its Dreamcast are dominating sales. PC Data said that three of the top four games for the week of Jan. 28 are for Dreamcast: "Phantasy Star Online," "Shenmue" and "NBA 2K1." "Oni" for Sony's PlayStation 2 was the third best-selling game for the week. Three of the top 10 games--"Mario Tennis," "Pokemon Silver" and "Pokemon Gold"--are for Nintendo's Game Boy handheld.