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Shenmue 3? Will it happen?

Post#1 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:57 pm

Alright, this post is a bit of a break from the normal console speculation. I wanted to get some thoughts on Shenmue 3. Has there been any new news or rumors on this? Do you think it will happen? I *ahem* I mean Ryo needs to get his revenge on Lan Di! ;)

Here are some of the most recent articles regarding Shenmue III:

November 2nd, 2010 - Sega: 'Never say never' on Shenmue 3:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20021465-17.html

March 2nd, 2011 - Yu Suzuki: "I think Sega will let me make it.":
http://www.destructoid.com/yu-suzuki-te ... 5502.phtml

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocuHKHKlFBs[/youtube]

June 2nd, 2011 - Sega: Shenmue 3 requests "Trust me: We hear loud and clear about Shenmue, and we're not going to close our ears to it.":
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/30 ... seriously/

October 14th, 2011 - Shenmue 3 for PS3?:
http://sillegamer.com/2011/10/14/sega-d ... mber-2011/

December 31st, 2011 - Exclusive Interview with Yu Suzuki on Shenmue:
http://www.gamesradar.com/first-shenmue ... -revealed/

Video:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o4MHjEdYpQ[/youtube]

March 3rd, 2013 - Yu Suzuki says he's considering funding Shenmue III with Kickstarter: (Update: It seems this rumor has been greatly exaggerated. Yu Suzuki simply answered "It's a possibility" when asked if he would consider Kickstarter to fund Shenmue III.)
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/04/yu-su ... shenmue-3/

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March 28th, 2013 - Yu Suzuki and Mark Cerny Talk Strategy for Shenmue III?:
http://www.gamefocus.ca/news/19538.html

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June 3rd, 2013 - Play-Asia is claiming that Shenmue III is confirmed for release on PS4. "We have a Hong Kong industry source and it has also been published in local magazines in Hong Kong.":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_K_e3dBpdI

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November 13th, 2013 - Sony Wants to Bring Shenmue to Playstation
http://www.nowgamer.com/news/2157082/so ... ation.html

June 14th, 2013 - Yu Suzuki Posts a Picture of a Forklift on Twitter with the caption "Found at E3"
https://twitter.com/yu_suzuki_jp/status ... 4704141312
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Re: Shenmue 3? Will it happen?

Post#2 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:17 pm

That is the $65 million dollar question. Earlier this year, Yu Suzuki hinted that SEGA gave him consent to design Shenmue III, & then later he was promoted to engineer adviser.

I think SEGA is savoring it for thier next console. Otherwise, they would have released another Shenmue a few years ago.

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Post#3 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:22 pm

MrSega wrote:Earlier this year, Yu Suzuki hinted that SEGA gave him consent to design Shenmue III, & then later he was promoted to engineer adviser.


Yes, I did read that article. *Fingers crossed*

MrSega wrote:I think SEGA is savoring it for thier next console. Otherwise, they would have released another Shenmue a few years ago.


Isn't that what we all want?! ;) Although at this point I think I'd settle for Shenmue III on the Atari 2600! :lol:
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Post#4 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:05 pm

your wish is my command
2+1=3 right? ;)

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Post#5 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:08 pm

mazonemayu wrote:your wish is my command
2+1=3 right? ;)


Not exactly what I had in mind... :lol:
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Re: Shenmue 3? Will it happen?

Post#6 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:48 pm

Of course Sega would probably put 2 & 2 together to make 3 ..........

I think Sega missed a trick by not carrying the series over to the Wii. With the hardware being so similar it would have been relatively easy to port 1 & 2 over and start working on 3 using the same game engine and character models etc. Also, as Quantic Dream did with Heavy Rain, Sega could have made good use of the motion sensor - a lot of the gameplay in Shenmue would have worked really well with it.

If Shenmue 3 was started from scratch on next gen hardware it would be a much harder and expensive job. I really don't know if it's gonna happen. Maybe there's more chance of Speilberg buying the rights and making a film out of the series ;)

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Post#7 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:54 am

Neohound wrote:Of course Sega would probably put 2 & 2 together to make 3 ..........

I think Sega missed a trick by not carrying the series over to the Wii. With the hardware being so similar it would have been relatively easy to port 1 & 2 over and start working on 3 using the same game engine and character models etc. Also, as Quantic Dream did with Heavy Rain, Sega could have made good use of the motion sensor - a lot of the gameplay in Shenmue would have worked really well with it.

If Shenmue 3 was started from scratch on next gen hardware it would be a much harder and expensive job. I really don't know if it's gonna happen. Maybe there's more chance of Speilberg buying the rights and making a film out of the series ;)


Shenmue III on Wii? I'm sure SEGA is glad that they weren't foolish enough to make such a awful investment like that. It would have been a dumb business decision to bring Shenmue on Wii, just stupid.

SEGA tried to please people & Wii owners that
demanded another Nights game, they made Journey into Dreams, SEGA did as much marketing & advertising as needed, and it STILL didn't sell as well as hoped.

Wii is horribly designed, completely outdated & gimmicky. It hardware is a weak ass underpowered piece of garbage. Shenmue on Wii would have looked terrible in 2007/2008 Like an unreleased Xbox game.

Wii's main problem is that its nothing more then a redesigned Gamecube. Its basically Xbox hardware with a different proccessor. Using the same 128-bit processing graphics from the turn of the millenium.

Porting Shenmue would have hurt SEGA. You gotta remember how underrated the series is, it was overlooked on Dreamcast & not many people brought it on Xbox.

I'm glad SEGA said NO to such foolishness. Starting on thier own hardware would be an investment worth it.

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Post#8 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:29 am

I'd love to see it on anything.
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Post#9 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:40 am

Barrys_Bapz wrote:I'd love to see it on anything.


Well said. You have the voice of reason ;)

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Post#10 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:51 am

MrSega wrote:Shenmue III on Wii? I'm sure SEGA is glad that they weren't foolish enough to make such a awful investment like that. It would have been a dumb business decision to bring Shenmue on Wii, just stupid.

SEGA tried to please people & Wii owners that
demanded another Nights game, they made Journey into Dreams, SEGA did as much marketing & advertising as needed, and it STILL didn't sell as well as hoped.

Wii is horribly designed, completely outdated & gimmicky. It hardware is a weak ass underpowered piece of garbage. Shenmue on Wii would have looked terrible in 2007/2008 Like an unreleased Xbox game.

Wii's main problem is that its nothing more then a redesigned Gamecube. Its basically Xbox hardware with a different proccessor. Using the same 128-bit processing graphics from the turn of the millenium.

Porting Shenmue would have hurt SEGA. You gotta remember how underrated the series is, it was overlooked on Dreamcast & not many people brought it on Xbox.

I'm glad SEGA said NO to such foolishness. Starting on thier own hardware would be an investment worth it.


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Well I guess we can add another console to MrSega's "Weak Ass Underpowered Piece of Garbage TM" list of consoles that he hates. :lol:
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