Corey Marshall, the original English voice of Ryo Hazuki in Shenmue will return to reprise his role as the protagonist in Shenmue 3.
Marshall voiced Ryo in Shenmue and Shenmue 2 (Xbox version of the sequel as the original Dreamcast release of Shenmue 2 contained no English audio only English subtitles).
The Kickstarter campaign carried the news
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 $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.
The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter is currently sat at almost $3.8 million with 16 days to go, it managed to reach its goal within the first day of campaigning.
Shenmue 3 is due for release in 2017 for PC and PlayStation 4 with the aid of Sony.