Sony Wants To Bring Shenmue To PlayStation

NowGamer: Sony's Adam Boyes has explained that the company is working on getting fans the games they want on PlayStation platforms and that includes the likes of Shenmue and Yakuza.

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xReDeMpTiOnx1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

Omfg do it and you will make millions of grown men cry including myself.

Do it SONY and you have my blessing

Now excuse me while I change my drawers

TimmyShire1738d ago

Can you imagine?! Shenmue as exclusive to PS4. Console war WON! :)

xReDeMpTiOnx1738d ago

That game is one of my all time favs. Was way ahead of its time.

And yes if sony could secure shenmue as an exclusive that would be a huge huge deal.

Hatsune-Miku1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

While others work on gimmicks and tv features as focal points of their gaming consoles, sony is focused on bringing video games to the playstation with gimmicks and features being secondary to games.

some silly people think ps move, ps eye, eyetoy, ps home are failures without seeing the genius in what sony does. They have just enough support for the niche market thats into them l

Ezz20131738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

" they want on PlayStation platforms and that includes the likes of Shenmue""

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abzdine1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

any of you guys remembers this?

there is chance that could happen. The question is "when"

Game-ur1738d ago

Everyone slow down, Adam is talking about localisation, Shenmo would need to be developed, this is not part of the 3rd party productions job.

karl1738d ago

Hey guys.. im 26 but i havent heard of shenmue. Was that a ps2 game?

FriedGoat1738d ago


Originally a Dreamcast exclusive, then it came to ps2 when Sega left the console business.

kparks1738d ago

Sony we want a legend of dragoons game please!

mabreu1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )


Shenmue is one of those games that appear on many "Greatest Video Games of All Time" list. There is a good reason why. This game was way ahead of its time. Many of today's games are greatly influenced by it's design and development. The game developer, Yu Suzuki is a legend, a true "forward-thinker" that is greatly needed in the industry.

Retroman1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

I do believe the console war HAS!!!! been won (ps4) without Shenmue help but that would be icing on top.

Magicite1738d ago

I dont care how many features and apps PS4 has or lacks, but if they bring tons of great exclusives, then only thing my PS4 will, is play games, games and more games and ONLY that!

DonMingos1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

I hope this is true! And i'm still hoping for the Yakuza Kenzan localization.. That is the best Samurai game ever

Docknoss1738d ago

Gonna need something after the horrible reviews of knack and killzone. Kz only has a metacritic of 70 percent after 13 reviews.

solid_snake36561738d ago

Shenmue had revolutionary graphics for that time period. Just imagine how it would look as a PS4 exclusive.

darthv721738d ago

A shenmue 3 has long been in the rumor mill but since sega started producing yakuza, shenmue was put on the back burner.

I still have the original for DC and Shenmue 2 for xbox. to have a Shenmue 3 on PS4 (or XB1) would be much appreciated.

At least sony is listening so why not Sega?

NarooN1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )


Shenmue was originally a Dreamcast-exclusive (which itself began as a game for the Sega Saturn) which then got a sequel that was released on the Dreamcast and Xbox later on. Since then, fans have been waiting AGES for a resolution to the cliffhanger which slapped everyone in the face at the end of Shenmue 2.

Sadly, the series -- despite having massive developmental budgets at the time -- failed to recoup costs with sales, and Sega corporate decided to ice the series indefinitely after Shenmue 2. The games got critical acclaim, and despite having a cult following, didn't perform well in sales regardless of region.

Sega tried one last time to gain more sales by bringing Shenmue 2 to the Xbox in 2002, but the game once again sold poorly. The fact that the Dreamcast itself died a year earlier didn't help anything. The games were both truly just ahead of their time. Dreamcast adopters couldn't wrap their heads around the games' ambitious gameplay designs and massive scope, and the lack of success of the first game meant the second game had no hype via marketing or word-of-mouth when it launched, dooming the sequel to failure.

There have been several spin-off games for mobile devices and even an ill-fated MMO for the game released over the years, but not true sequel to Shenmue 2 yet.

Belking1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Yep, just like agent and last guardian. people are still just imagining those.

Haki11121737d ago

I would admit I have Shenmue 1 and 2 for DC and 2 for xbox Would be under Sony wing forever if this was to happen

JasonKCK1737d ago

@karl Shenmue comes from the Sega Xbox days.

JasonKCK1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

For the person who hit disagree and the others to come. and (SEGA/XBOX) Those are the only consoles the series has been on. Anyway I hope to see this game on ALL systems because it's a great series.

MadMax1737d ago

Oh man, that might be the best thing to happen to gaming in a long time!!!!

DigitalRaptor1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

@ Belking.

Awww, you sound pretty insecure about that happening. The amount of butthurt from Xbox fans if this became a PS4 exclusive would be unprecedented. God knows, if Shenmue III was an Xbone exclusive, I would be sooo damn butthurt myself, it's not even funny. So let's not pretend.

The Last Guardian is still in production, they wouldn't keep sinking money into a project that was never going to come out. It's a PS4 game. Agent is the only one that is probably on the back burner indefinitely, and will probably end up being multiplatform, unless that Sony-Rockstar deal ends up coming to fruition.


No, Shenmue is native Dreamcast glory. I think the Xbox version of Shenmue II was slightly enhanced graphically and you could take save screenshots using the in-game camera, but since it didn't have the Japanese voice acting, and you couldn't transfer your save data from the first game, it wasn't the best version by any stretch of the imagination.

blackbeld1737d ago


Finally get my hands on Shenmue. I have waited so long... My dream finally comes true.

Thank you Sony, many many thanks.

ChrisW1737d ago


Except Shenmue II was co-published by Microsoft Game Studios...

Tito081737d ago

@FriedGoat- Shenmue never released on PS2, Dreamcast got both games, while XBox got only Shenmue 2, if Shenmue was ever on PS2, then I wouldn't have bought an O.G. Xbox.

HammerKong1737d ago

what the hack is shenmue and yakuza ,i've never herd of it but will play it if good ,but saying that sony will win the war ,thats an tounge of a fanboy and i'am no fan boy and is getting both new games .

shadowsatey1737d ago

I literally have to Google what Shenmue is...brb. looks like a Japanese fighting game...on Dreamcast?

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nosferatuzodd1738d ago

shit i just jiz in my pants I'm a big shenmue fan i play that game on deamcast for ever until someone stole my game Sony if you do this you can bury me with a ps4 I'm a PS, Sega and Nintendo fan

Sci0n1738d ago

I remember learning a new move then going to the dojo to practice it on fukson. I also remember going to the bar to play super hang on on the arcade machine. I also remember going to work as a forklft driver.

feedurhabit1738d ago

Fuku-san was awesome, he was like a Japanese Milhouse

JoGam1738d ago

Awesome comment. Bubbles.

McScroggz1738d ago

HEY...grown women will cry too :D


lol.....I don't know about crying but plenty people wil be happy campers!

SegaGamer1738d ago


Shenmue never came to the PS2, when the Dreamcast died Shenmue 2 came to the Xbox.

HugoDrax1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

Thank You! I was going to say that. I still own and finished Shenmue 1 for my Dreamcast, and I finished Shenmue 2 for my original xbox. When I read it came to PS2 my initial thought was...

"maybe in Japan"

Anyhow, someone better release a 3rd entry or I won't be satisfied. All that training, and still no Lan Di :-(

GirlOnFire1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

Omfg is lightly putting it! I WANT SHENMUE!! PLEASE PLEASE! Sony bring it on please I'll love you forever! ^~^
"Wanna try lucky hit?" \(^~^)

Sci0n1738d ago

Shenmue!!!!! Sony please do it!!! make it happen!

ChrisW1737d ago

They'll have to pay a ton of money to MS since Microsoft Game Studios co-owns the publication rights to the franchise.

MisfitsInc1738d ago

not this grown man......get back in there rogue tear

ForgivenZombie1738d ago

I feel the tears starting to form, I would buy 10 copies for friends and family. I have waited for this for a long, long time, please be true.

Android1737d ago

I wouldn't cry I would simply die!! I think the nostalgic experience would possibly cause many fans of the series to suffer a synchronised heart attack. This world is simply too cruel to make such dreams happen....:( I wish they release this game one day so I can die an honourable death...

gigoran1737d ago

You all do know how to read, right? Did he at any point say the number "3"? Just Shenmue.

BoriboyShoGUN1737d ago

as long as were ordering games like pizzas remake the "legacy of Kain" series!

newflesh1737d ago

Am I dreaming?? Please somebody bite me... This can't be true... OMFG... Because if true, this'll be the greatest day on earth! xD

oof461737d ago

Then every single fan has to buy it. Too many times people pine for these niche games and they sell horribly.

I loved the first Shenmue on Dreamcast...even though I hated that my character shut down at 11:30 pm.

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TimmyShire1738d ago

I love Shenmue, but I expect if this does happen it'd just be a HD remake of the first one. Which'd be cool, but not as cool as Shenmue 3.

Ratty1738d ago

Or an HD remake of the first two along with promises of a sequel if sales are good.

Amigaengine1738d ago

bubbles !

A HD remake would be fantastic and if it could generate a million or more in sales maybe Sega would go forward with 3

DrRobotnik1738d ago

This sounds interesting.

LeonhartX1738d ago

Wow that would be a megaton announcement!!

e-p-ayeaH1738d ago

Yoshida also talked TLoD a while back these guys know what truly gamers want!

LeonhartX1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

yeah i screamed like little girl when i heard about lod rumors :D :D

Arcanine1738d ago

I never played it and I always hear people talking about this game on n4g. But here is some great news for those people and I hope it comes true.

KrisButtar1738d ago

Same here, I never heard of those 2 titles before joining n4g but most on here seem to think its the 2nd coming of christ.

Arcanine1738d ago

That was funny! As hell

Hicken1737d ago

Even though I wasn't that big into gaming at the time, even I knew what a big deal Shenmue was.

No offense, but if you hadn't heard of it until almost a year ago, I have to question how long you've been gaming.