Shenmue III has become the most funded video game in Kickstarter history – and there are still 12 hours left for the PlayStation 4 and PC sequel to do something really special. A couple of troll pledges mean that the campaign is fluctuating a little, but at the time of typing its sitting at $5,553,410 – putting it above Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's still respectable $5,545,991.

Of course, this isn't the end. The game's next Stretch Goal pertains to expansions to the Battle System, and we reckon that its $6 million target is very much in reach. It's perhaps also worth noting that if you want a Blu-ray copy of the game, you may only be able to get it through Kickstarter, so it may well be worth stumping up the money now if you have it to spare.

For the time being, though, we'd like to extend a hearty congratulations to Yu Suzuki and crew. It's been a rollercoaster, but one that's been well worth riding. Where do you think that this will finish up? Make a bold prediction in the comments section below.

[source kickstarter.com]