‘Let’s get sweaty’
The voice actor who played Ryo in the English versions of Shenmue 1 and 2, Corey Marshall, has been confirmed for Shenmue 3.
“We would all like to thank Corey-san for coming back,” says an announcement on the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter page, “and especially for all the support he has given to Shenmue over the years.”
“The support for Mr. Marshall to reprise his role as Ryo has been just overwhelming!”
And that’s not all. If you’ve a few thousand dollars just sitting around, donate $1,000+ to the campaign you’ll get “a very special message” from Ryo himself.
“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 those classic Ryo one-liners?”
The Kickstarter campaign has already smashed through its $2 million goal, with additional goals stretching all the way up to $11 million.
If you could donate the $1,000, what would you want Ryo to say to you?