In 2014, Kotaku reported that a fan was remastering Shenmue in HD (because Sega, it seems, wasn’t). It’s now 2015, so let’s see how that remaster is coming along.
The long overdue Shenmue III racked up over US$6.3 million on Kickstarter. That’s a new record for video-game crowdfunding.
Hey, look, it’s Shenmue III. The folks behind the third Shenmue released this brief teaser video today in an attempt to muster up some last-minute pledges for the Kickstarter, which ends in three days. Their estimated release date is December 2017, although I’d be shocked if we see it earlier than 2018.
One day in late 2013, I woke up to dozens of e-mails and Twitter messages from people with accounts like “@Shenmue5K” and “@SaveShenmue.” They wanted me to help them save Shenmue, a video game series I’d barely heard of.
I don’t particularly care about the Shenmue III Kickstarter because I don’t fund other people’s creative endeavors and I can’t bring myself to have feelings about anything happening in 2017 right now. But if I did donate to kickstarters or had meaningful early-stage interest in a Shenmue threequel, the placeholder box…
Adam Boyes, head of third-party developer relations at PlayStation, told me at E3 that he’s known about Square’s Final Fantasy VII remake for a year. It was a fun secret to keep.
This year’s E3 seems to be all about making fans’ dreams come true.
The creator of the beloved open world games says all he had to do was ask. “They felt safe giving me the license to make the next one,” Yu Suzuki told me yesterday. Really, who else was Sega going to give it to?
There’s something curious about Shenmue III on Kickstarter: it’s only asking for $2 million. It took $47 million to build the original game. What’s the deal? As it turns out, Sony’s partnering with its development.
Shenmue 3 isn’t only the fastest game to raise a million dollars on Kickstarter, it’s also the fastest game to raise two million dollars.
You want Shenmue 3? You’ll get it. If you pay for it.
Your petitions, they will do nothing. As far as Sega is concerned, cult adventure series Shenmue is dead in the water. But as far as fans are concerned, well, that's another story.
This is Forklift Balancer. It's a game on - wait for it - Geocities. And I'll be damned if it's not keeping me from working/eating today.
We all know that video game fans can be a little... passionate. Fans of the adventure series Shenmue, though? They're straight-up insane.
Some people - who you'd think should know better - got excited last week when they learned that Sega had filed a trademark in Europe for "Shenmue III". The only problem: it wasn't actually Sega who filed it.
Yu Suzuki and David Cage walk into a room. This isn't the setup of a joke, but rather what ends up being a thoughtful session of comparing notes over the methods of storytelling in Shenmue, Indigo Prophecy and the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls. Take a look—the relevant bit starts 22 minutes in.
Announced a while back, First4Figures’ excellent statue of Shenmue’s main character looks like it jumped straight out of your old TV and into the real world.
Back in 2010, Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki said he wanted to do Shenmue III. Now, in 2013, he reportedly told a French journalist that he still wants to do Shenmue III. But this time, he's apparently thinking about doing a Kickstarter for the game. Progress!