Corey Marshall, who provided the voice for Ryo Hazuki in Shenmue I and II, will reprise his role for the upcoming Shenmue III which is currently running a Kickstarter campaign.
This was recently announced on Shenmue III‘s Kickstarter page. In addition to lending his acting talents to the title, Corey will also record a personal message for backers who pledge $1,000 or more (doing this will also get them the $500 reward as well).
The Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue III is (at the time of this writing) at $3,791,393 with 47,027 backers and with 16 days left to go. The game has met several of its stretch goals including: subtitles in several languages, and Raport and Skill Tree systems. Further stretch goals include: extra mini games and missions, and several additions to combat like ragdoll physics.