This year I bought Shenmue for the third time. I bought it despite knowing, having played it and its sequel three times, that in many ways it is a trial to play. But it’s special to me anyway, as it is to probably millions of others. It’s a relatively new phenomenon, games following you through your life like this.…
Today is the 19th anniversary of the U.S. release of the Dreamcast, so we thought it was appropriate to reshare this piece on the console’s legacy that originally ran September 9th, 2016.
Tim and Heather are streaming Shenmue right now on our Twitch channel. Lan Di killed their father; they will have revenge. Come join the chat. We’re going to talk about Sega, sailors, and more.
Shenmue I and II’s HD remasters released on Steam today and I’ve been playing all morning. Yu Suzuki’s 1999 adventure game helped set a standard for open world exploration. Its secret is simple: lots of and lots of “pointless” but satisfying interactions.
After a couple delays, Shenmue III has a new release date. It will be out on August 27, 2019 on the Windows and PS4. Hopefully.
Yu Suzuki’s adventure game masterpieces Shenmue and Shenmue II will be released on August 21st on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The semi-open world games are best known for their colorful characters... and questionable voice acting.
Sega crammed a lot into its groundbreaking adventure game Shenmue, and it also managed to get five GD-ROMs and two manuals inside a standard double jewel case for the game’s limited edition in the U.S. Impressive!
Sega is bringing a library of its classic games to Switch as individual downloads, including Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Alex Kidd.
Shenmue I and II are coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year, Sega announced at tonight’s FES 2018 press conference.
Wondering how Shenmue 3 is coming along? The devs released a new progress update to show how the facial animations are looking.
Rest easy if you thought the Shenmue III trailer was real bad. In a recent interview, Yu Suzuki talked about the “stiff” facial animations, saying that they’re temporary. Phew.
Shenmue 3’s first major trailer debuted yesterday, showing off a world of martial arts, beautiful locales, and uncanny facial expressions. For some, including my peers at Kotaku, it was troubling. For me, it was everything I could have asked for.
There may be a good reason Shenmue III has been delayed by almost a year: the game’s first proper trailer, released today, looks like ass.
The long-awaited Shenmue III is going to make you wait a little longer. The game won’t make its December 2017 release date and has been moved to the second half of 2018.
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…