It seems that those who backed Shenmue III on Kickstarter will not be receiving any pre-order bonuses or the season pass. This comes after ResetEra member Chairmanchuck took to the forum that he received an e-mail from Ys Net notifying him that he would be receiving none of these.
The e-mail reads as follows:
We apologize for the long delay in responding. Your feedback is appreciated and we will look into having your noted points in future updates.
Standard and deluxe versions released through retail sales are not affiliated with the crowdfunding campaign, so will not be included with backer pledges, however, they will be available for sale separately. Kickstarter Backers will receive the Kickstarter version, Slacker Backers will receive the Slacker Backer version. Both have unique content respective to their versions not available in the retail versions.
A season pass is not included.
Trial version release date info has yet to be confirmed and will be announced in the updates when details are available. You will be receiving your trial trial version, but we must ask for your patience for a little longer.
There will be more information following in the days ahead concerning updates.
The Shenmue III Team
Shenmue III is in development for PC and Playstation 4.