Fans will know that the Shenmue series doesn't do things by half. Yu Suzuki's seminal action adventure was once the most expensive game ever made – almost bankrupting publisher SEGA in the process – but now it has ten days remaining to become the biggest Kickstarter ever, too. With the Pebble Watch sitting at a cool $20 million, it seems unlikely that it'll reach the top – but the sequel's mere existence is proof enough that miracles can happen.
At the time of typing, the game's surpassed $4.4 million on the crowd funding site, and is going through a serious surge following the announcement of a Blu-ray release for the PlayStation 4. It'll need $5.5 million to topple Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and become the site's highest funded video game of all time – and we reckon that it'll comfortably surpass that. The creator has said that $10 million would be ideal, but if this can hit at least $6 million, we reckon that miserable protagonist Ryo Hazuki may even crack a smile.