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Level Up: JRPG News Recap (29-03-13) – Soul Sacrifice updates & is Shenmue III coming to PS4?

epicJRPG.com brings you a summary of JRPG news from around the web for March 29th, 2013, including details on big updates coming to the highly anticipated PS Vita title Soul Sacrifice, and rumours surrounding the possible release of the long-awaited Shenmue as a Playstation 4 exclusive.

Also in this update, game Director Hideaki Itsuno talks about Dragon's Dogma at GDC.

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NastyLeftHook01214d ago (Edited 1214d ago )

if they announced shenmue 3 for ps4 i would literally jump from rooftop to rooftop in my neighborhood.

Temporary1214d ago

I just started playing Sleeping Dogs a few days ago, and it very much reminds me of Shenmue. Lots of influences were taken from there for sure. Cant wait to hear more about this rumor...but not going to get excited because it is a rumor after all.

MikeMyers1214d ago (Edited 1213d ago )

I don't see this game being exclusive unless Sony wants to help fund it. It's one of the most expensive franchises ever made and sales never helped Sega recover those costs. What we have is a very vocal group out there that wants another Shenmue title but we all know how those who are the most vocal don't necessarily mean the majority.

Japanese sales for consoles just aren't large enough to warrant such an investment. Even Final Fantasy versus has been missing in action and I imagine mediocre Japanese console sales are the culprit.

jc485731214d ago

i also hope they bring Yakuza 5.

porkChop1214d ago

Shenmue 1 & 2 were very ambitious games. 2 was fantastic. Seeing what they managed to do on the Dreamcast I would love to see what they could with a 3rd game on the PS4.

Amigaengine1214d ago

shenmue 3 for ps4 would make me purchase a PS4 day 1

LOGICWINS1214d ago

It would be better suited for Vita..if Sony's smart that is. The Vita needs a system seller, the PS4 already has several.

clintagious6501214d ago

Or they can make it for the ps4 but have remote play with vita. Would be good either way.

jon12341214d ago

not really... i mean it would be cool, but i take my vita everywhere and, i dont have access to wifi everywhere i go, i do have my phone which i can tether , but thats only 3g... and it isnt always reliable. so remote play games would be nice, but not smart.

jon12341214d ago

i should have included this in my previous comment for those people who disagree with me, it would be smart to release the game for the vita, and not as a ps3 or ps4 game playable through the vita, only through remote play....

Amigaengine1214d ago

Shenmue is a console game and shall remain that way. Personally rather see it released on DC hardware but a console release would be special and I dont care which box it goes to.

steven83r1214d ago

No way man. That is game you cannot play on a 6" screen. Games like Shenmue require big screens, no other way to enjoy them.

Hicken1214d ago

I think your logic is missing, again.

How does the Vita needing a system seller(debatable) translate into the game being better suited for it than the PS4? The two things have NO correlation whatsoever.

I'd enjoy it on my Vita, make no mistake. But there's little arguing that a third Shenmue belongs on a console. And if Sony was REALLY smart, they'd lock up that exclusivity for their soon-to-be-released home console: MANY gamers would buy a PS4 for that long-awaited title. Not to mention having it on PS4 means there's the chance of re-releasing the first two games on the same disc.

Can't really see how it would be better suited on a handheld that couldn't do that, as adding the first two would pull in even MORE buyers.

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