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[PC] [PS4] Shenmue III

Unread postby icycalm » 04 Aug 2007 22:20

Korean site Ruliweb has a list of Sega's TGS 2007 lineup, and Shenmue 3 is on it. (It should actually be Shenmue III, but whatever.) ... &main=xbox

I've no idea whether this is bollocks, but the inclusion of a compilation titled Shenmue I & II Plus, again for the 360, would make a lot of sense if it isn't...
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Unread postby Molloy » 05 Aug 2007 02:32

I read on another forum that the list is complete bollocks.

I didn't see official confirmation or anything but I'd be happy if that was the case. I'm the biggest AM2 fan on the planet but I've always hated Shemue. I'd rather have a new Space Harrier over that shit.

It's a pretty dull list anyway. Just sequel, sequel, sequel. The thing I've always liked about Sega is their disinclination to milk their franchises to the point of tedium.
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Unread postby lock » 05 Aug 2007 17:36

I'm the first one who would want a comeback for Shenmue. If the sales were good the saga would have been completed by now, but the truth is that nobody gives a shit about this game. :cry:
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Unread postby Some guy » 03 Mar 2013 23:49 ... henmue-iii

Sal Romano wrote:There may be hope for Shenmue III yet. At the Monaco Anime / Game Show, French TV journalist Sebastien-Abdelhamid interviewed series creator Yu Suzuki, who said he is considering crowdfunding to develop Shenmue III.

“Yu Suzuki said he is considering crowdfunding like Kickstarter to fund Shenmue III,” said Abdelhamid.

In a separate tweet, he added: “Yu Suzuki would also continue the story of Shenmue through anime or manga.”
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Unread postby SriK » 16 Jun 2015 07:40

Yu Suzuki has just launched a Kickstarter for Shenmue 3, announced for PC and PS4:

Shenmue 3 is the true sequel to the classic open world action RPG games, Shenmue and Shenmue 2. Created for modern platforms (PC and PlayStation 4) and built in Unreal 4, Shenmue 3 will continue the legacy of Shenmue.

With your help, we can #SaveShenmue and rejoin Ryo and our favorite characters on this new adventure!

  • Shenmue 3 will have familiar elements from its predecessors and new fight mechanics to achieve a new level of interactive storytelling.
  • If this project reaches its funding goal, Shenmue 3 will be available on the PS4 and PC.
  • Our ambition is to deliver a Shenmue experience that will draw in newcomers to the series and reward diehard fans with its deep story and rich gameplay.


The initial goal seems really low at just $2 million. They're already 75% of the way there in 5 or so hours, though.
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Unread postby earthboundtrev » 18 Jun 2015 10:40 ... shenmue-3/

Sato wrote:Sony Computer Entertainment announced that they’re helping in the funding and creation of Shenmue III, and Yu Suzuki shared more of his vision for the upcoming game in an interview in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Hachima]

During the interview, Famitsu asked what prompted Yu Suzuki to begin the development of Shenmue III, now.

“I’ve been trying to find a way to make a sequel happen for a very long time. There really isn’t much more to it,” says Suzuki.

Next, they ask about their target amount of funds from Kickstarter (which, by the way, is currently over $2.9 million as of this article).

“200 million yen (around $2 million) for starters,” responds Suzuki. “That said, 200 million yen is the minimum required amount in order to make the game. If we happen to collect more funds, then we’ll add more things that we’ve been wanting to add to it.”

Famitsu then asked what kind of open world one can expect to see in Shenmue III.

“Everyone must be thinking that we’ll expand the open world more, but I’ve been deeply questioning whether or not to do that instead,” says Suzuki. “If we were to have 100 characters and split the budget among them, we’d be limited in terms of what we could do with each one; however, if we were to split that budget among just 10 characters, we could do a lot more with them.”

He continues, “For example, we could set a parameter for Ling Shen Hua, then we could have it change her attitude depending on the conversations, or the way one proceeds through quests. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it won’t be an open world game. A stretch goal on Kickstarter will determine the expansion of the city.”

Finally, Yu Suzuki shared more on ideas he has for Shenmure III’s QTE (Quick Time Event) system.

“I’d like to present a new QTE. Something elaborate, yet easily playable by just about anyone,” says Suzuki. “Instead of simply winning by pressing buttons in a timely manner, I’d like to make something that will have people win fights by making correct judgements.”
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Unread postby SriK » 19 Jul 2015 19:17

The Kickstarter campaign is finished at $6.3 million, making it the most funded videogame Kickstarter ever.

Also, there's a new "Lake of the Lantern Bugs" teaser:
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Unread postby earthboundtrev » 08 Jun 2017 13:45

Shenmue 3 delayed to the second half of 2018 ... ts/1905604
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Unread postby earthboundtrev » 21 Aug 2018 14:07

Shenmue III launches August 27, 2019 ... st-27-2019
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