Shenmue 3 becomes the most funded video game Kickstarter ever

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Ys Net RPG Shenmue 3 has claimed its third Kickstarter record.

Funding for the title has now surpassed the $5,545,991 raised by Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, making it the most highly funded video game ever on the crowdfunding platform.

In total Shenmue 3 has now raised $5,551,171 with 13 hours still to go.

Shenmue is already the fastest game to hit $1m, taking only one hour and 42 minutes, and the fastest to hit $2m, which it achieved in just over nine hours.

If it hits in excess of $8,782,571 it will be Kickstarter's all-time games record, currently held by card game Exploding Kittens.