Shenmue HD Is Being Made By A Fan, Because Sega

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. » 8/17/14 7:20pm 8/17/14 7:20pm

Fake Trademark Breaks Sega Fans' Hearts

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. » 12/01/13 8:00pm 12/01/13 8:00pm

The Creators of Shenmue and Heavy Rain Have a Chat About Storytelling

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. » 6/21/13 7:50am 6/21/13 7:50am

This Shenmue Statue Is Ready for Forklift Races

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. » 5/01/13 9:20am 5/01/13 9:20am

Report: Shenmue Creator Still Wants To Do Shenmue III

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! » 3/04/13 4:30am 3/04/13 4:30am

This Shenmue Statue Won't Be Looking For Sailors

Next year, collectible company First4Figures—who basically do nothing else but specialise in video game statues—will be paying tribute to a Dreamcast icon, Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki. » 12/28/12 12:30am 12/28/12 12:30am

What Do You Know, All This Time And We've Got 'QTE' Wrong

Yesterday, I ran an article looking for your favorite Quicktime Events. The quicktime event, commonly just called a "QTE," is a long-derided trend in video games where players are forced to quickly match button presses to on-screen cues, usually during otherwise noninteractive cutscenes. QTEs are sort of a shortcut to… » 11/07/12 9:00pm 11/07/12 9:00pm

I Didn't Know Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris Requires So Much Button…

In 1972, Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris faced off in Way of the Dragon » 9/12/12 6:45am 9/12/12 6:45am. Here, that fight has been reimagined as a style quick time event.

Sleeping Dogs is Actually Shenmue 3, Only With More Punching

Since the chances of us seeing another proper Shenmue game are approximately 3720 to 1, DSimphonyHD figured the next best thing would be to try and recreate Yu Suzuki's Dreamcast adventure in Sleeping Dogs. » 8/20/12 12:00am 8/20/12 12:00am

Sega Might Actually Re-Release Shenmue in HD (and Skies of Arcadia!)

After it hit an excitement jackpot with news of a re-released Jet Set Radio, Sega must be frantically digging through its Dreamcast catalogue for more games it can sell to a whole new (or, well, same but older) audience, because it's now teasing HD re-releases of Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia. » 3/15/12 2:30am 3/15/12 2:30am

The Shenmue Game Nobody Wanted Is Dead

Shenmue III, the unfulfilled third entry in the Shenmue saga, is the game fans really want. Fans did not get that game. Instead, they got Shenmue Town. Nobody wanted Shenmue Town. And now, it's dead. » 1/03/12 9:30am 1/03/12 9:30am

Like Shenmue? You Must Visit This Cafe.

Masaya Matsukaze has an impressive resume. He's voiced Teru in Death Note, Morty in Pokémon and Blues in Mega Man NT Warrior. But that's not his most famous role. » 7/06/11 2:00am 7/06/11 2:00am

Sega Legend All But Says Goodbye

Yu Suzuki, creator of games like Shenmue and Virtua Fighter, has been easing himself away from Sega ever since he opened his own studio, YS NET. He's now revealed that come September he'll be leaving his current job at Sega behind, remaining only as an "advisor". [Gamasutra] » 6/27/11 7:15am 6/27/11 7:15am

In Case Sega Forgot, Fans Still Really Want A Shenmue Sequel

Today we give the Speak-Up on Kotaku podium over to commenter Ryohumar, who wants to let Sega know there is still hope for redemption in the form of Yu Suzuki and Shenmue 3.

You know, since SEGA was taken over by Sammy, the company has lost a lot of what made it so special. Having grown up as the one kid with a Sega… » 4/07/11 11:20am 4/07/11 11:20am

The End Of The Shenmue Saga Would Have Been 'Tight,' Mega 64 Reveals

Will there ever be a Shenmue III? Maybe. But the long hoped for conclusion to the Shenmue saga is moot now, thanks to Sega legend Yu Suzuki revealing to Mega 64 how the story arc would have ended. Spoiler alert! » 3/07/11 3:40pm 3/07/11 3:40pm

Shenmue III is Coming?

Speaking at a talk during the Game Developer Conference today, designer Yu Suzuki said that he thinks Sega is going to let him make Shenmue III. The audience broke into shouts and applause, and then Suzuki abruptly changed topics. » 3/02/11 2:03pm 3/02/11 2:03pm

The 'Mother of Video Games' Yu Suzuki Gets His Due At GDC

Yu Suzuki, the man behind classic Sega video games Space Harrier, Out Run, Virtua Fighter and Shenmue, will be at this year's Game Developers Conference to receive a prestigious accolade, this year's Pioneer Award. » 2/11/11 4:30pm 2/11/11 4:30pm

Did You Know There Was Crazy Duck Racing In Shenmue II?

Why did Sega's beloved and ambitious Shenmue series fail to progress beyond its second game? Because Sega never really promoted one of Shenmue II's most spectacular features: underground duck racing. » 1/14/11 4:40pm 1/14/11 4:40pm