In a new update to the Kickstarter page today, Ys Net confirmed that Corey Marshall, who provided the English voice acting for main character Ryo in Shenmue 1 and Shenmue 2, will be reprising his role in Shenmue 3.
After receiving overwhelming support for Marshall to return, Ys Net talked about the new reward being offered:
Corey is as excited for Shenmue’s return as we all are, and to help out, he has magnanimously offered his voice for a special reward. Yes, that’s right – get a personal message from Ryo! Do not miss this opportunity to get a very special message from Ryo himself. Maybe one of those classic Ryo one-liners?
The $1,000 Reward for the Corey Marshall as Ryo Voice Message will include the $500 Reward. The Ryo Voice Message will also be included in the Rewards for $2,000 and up.
Later this week Ys Net will announce “some highly anticipated Rewards” for the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter. As well, the finishing touches are being put on a video to help spread the good word of Shenmue.
Successfully funded within a day, the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter sits at nearly $3.8 million with 16 days to go.
Ryo Voice Actor Corey Marshall Will Return for Shenmue 3