Is Shenmue III coming to E3 2013?

If you’re a Shenmue fan (like me) and you played the first two games in the series on either its original format on the Dreamcast or the ports on the Xbox then you’ll understand the cliffhanger Shenmue 2 ended on. Being one of the most expensive games of its time to develop it’s resulted in the third game being removed from SEGA’s future plans. This morning the voice actor for Ryo Hazuki, Corey Marshall, posted some teasing images on his Facebook page.

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majiebeast1783d ago

Yeah made by Yu Suzuki and Mark Cerny.

Relientk771783d ago

Yeah, I saw that, very well might be true

darthv721782d ago

The story of Ryo needs to continue.

I wondered why sega opted to not continue the story but the last rumor was it was going to be more of an MMO type of game.

when Sega went with developing the yakuza series I figured they would never revisit the story of Shenmue. Even if they only make 1 more game in the series, at least let the series go out with some style.

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AngelicIceDiamond1783d ago

PS4 exclusive would be just.. just massive IMO.

abzdine1783d ago

as i said in a news yesterday, an HD collection already for this year on PS3 and Shenmue 3 on PS4 would definitely be Big!

showtimefolks1783d ago (Edited 1783d ago )

Mark cerny had a picture with developer of the series, could we see a HD collection than a release of the 3rd game?

If rumors are true the HD collection is done and only awaiting saga's approval

Also Sega where is my HD collection for yakuza 1-2? We been waiting forever also what's the word on yakuza 5 for west?

badz1491783d ago

come on people...give it a rest! SHENMUE 3 doesn't exist and never will be!

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GamersHeaven1783d ago

I hope so that would be epic as well as Demon's Soul 2....

Williamson1783d ago

I feel for all the fans that have had to live with the cliffhanger for all these years! I don't care if its an exclusive for one of the 3 consoles, I just hope it gets made and given a proper conclusion.

LOGICWINS1783d ago

Not only a proper conclusion, but filling up numerous plot holes such as what exactly would happen if a person got a hold of both the Pheonix and Dragon mirrors. Hopefully this doesn't result in some supernatural crap happening as this wouldn't fit the tone of the game.

And Ryo never makes it clear what he will do if he actually gets his hands on Lan Di. Is he going to literally kill him...or just kick his ass? My bet is the latter, but then, that would mean that one of the most beloved stories in gaming would ultimately be about one guy traveling thousands of miles across Asia, learning new moves, and meeting memorable characters... just to kick another guys ass lol.

itani1783d ago

I thought if you get a hold of the 2 mirrors it grants you immortality.

kB01783d ago

I've gotten my hopes up and crushed by these rumors all the time since 2003....why do I still give in?

At this point I'd be grateful for a Shenmue 1 + 2 HD release on Steam, ps3, vita, 360 or w.e:)

I'd love to play shenmue on the go!

Blank1783d ago

Good mindset because im sure we will see an HD collection before we get part 3. I have given up hope and now in that mood of not expecting it anymore. But should there be an official announcement with a proper release date for part 3 im jumping off the walls with joy!

LOGICWINS1783d ago

Sega already has Shenmue 1 and 2 HD made.

The reason why they've held back on it is likely because someone has (or has been working towards) having an exclusive deal on the Shenmue franchise in terms of Shenmue 1 and 2 HD and Shenmue 3.

My guess is Nintendo. If Sega is dumb enough to make Bayonetta 2 a Wii U exclusive and drastically cannibalize its sales potential, reason suggests that they are also dumb enough to do the same thing with Shenmue.

Wolfbiker1783d ago

How is SEGA dumb for doing an exclusive deal with Nintendo? Do you really think that the deal struck with Nintendo did not offer them enough sum of money to make up for the sales difference in being a multiplatform title? I mean we are talking about a SEGA game, not a CoD that sells stupid numbers, Bayonetta is a pretty niche action game, it was never going to sell a ridiculous amount, be happy its even being made at all and potentially the same can be said for Shenmue 3.

kB01782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )


TBH man, a lot of 3rd party companies that do exclusives for consoles drastically decrease their sales potential and minitorzie their market.

Sega is in heavy need to expand their games and get ppl to play them.

Them become Nintendo exclusive not only is embarrassing because their were former competitor, but also bring them one step closer in being bought in by Nintendo (which seems to be the direction), which is really good for Nintendo because it adds to their already massive Platform monopoly but pretty much kills off Sonic in the mass market.

Also if you say niche then I'd say not only Nintendo but also SOny are pretty big Niche consoles....them ignoring at least ps3 will kill the sales and I guarantee you will be the LAST bayonetta you see.

A good example of this is Alan wake, doing extremely poorly on 360 and being saved by Steam and PC gaming...even though the game was absolutely amazing.

Sega's Sonic exclusive was brilliant though, not only letting them focus on one platform but also making a Sonic exclusive also use some of Mario's ideas (3D land + galaxy style worlds), but this doesn't mean they should only be exclusive. especially since Sonic Generations Alone created a mass market for its amazing gameplay, excluding the terrible 3Ds version...


So yes, Bayoneta exclusive was pretty bad especially since the first was on different consoles to begin with, most ppl that have played it prob already own a 360 and ps3, and might not own a wii.u.

Shenmue on the other hand has seen Dreamcast release, Xbox, 360(through xbox 1) and PC(through emulation) so really it never being on the Nintendo market...would prob not be good to make it a Nintendo Exclusive:P A steam release alone would prob guarantee success imo...everything sells on steam...even polished turds!

Food for thought!

THamm1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

Sonic exclusive also use some of Mario's ideas (3D land + galaxy style worlds)

I think Galaxy ripped off Sonic Xtreme

kB01782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

Xtreme never got released, and back then a lot of games used the sphere view because draw view was limitations (also fog among others), its nothing new.

The reason i said 3D land and Galaxy because its very recent, it's also comparable to Animal Crossings, but I mean the Marios actually resemble it more...

ceballos77mx1783d ago

I've been hearing of shenmue 3 on every e3 since I don't even remember.

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