Shenmue fans are a rabid communigh who wanted nothing more than Shenmue 3 to be made a reality for the longest time. We now know that is going to happen, and that those fans have backed the game's Kickstarter in a big way.
Here is something I'm sure just about all of them will want to own. Uncharted and The Last of Us concept artist John Sweeney is selling this print showing the lead character of the series, Ryo, to raise funds for the Kickstarter. You can buy one at Cook and Becker, where prints, depending on what you get, cost anywhere between $99 for just the print of the smaller version to $1600 for a framed version of a much bigger print.
Sweeney said of the picture:
I'm so excited that Shenmue 3 is finally happening! I wanted to capture the moment just after Ryo's father Iwao is killed by Lan Di. In the game the scene stops with Ryo cradling Iwao and screaming "No!". I wanted to imagine a shot where Ryo is standing just outside the dojo where is father was just killed. It is cold and very early in the morning. Snow is falling. The morning light is still weak and only some of the wood interior is catching light from the outside. Ryo's pose already hints at him seeking revenge.
I have several framed digital prints like this and I adore them. If I had any allegiance to Shenmue I'd buy this in a second. These are pretty limited too, so if you have any interest, I'd pick one up now!