Sega Loses Shenmue Trademark Because They Didn't Bother Using it

Shenmue fans have been suffering due to the lack of any news of a return of the Shenmue series, and something new has just happened. The trademark for “Shenmue” has been canceled in the US because of lack of use by Sega.

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Regis1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

Nooooooo!!!!!! Quick someone buy it! Call the paramedics I'm suffering from a heart attack and I am to die here.

Death Rattle.............

hellzsupernova1520d ago

Lol it is fine Sony hinted at it, just cause they haven't renewed it yet doesn't mean they won't or will abandoned the franchise

abzdine1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

haven't they just released Sonic All Stars Transformed with Ryu in it? doesn't that act as a use of the trademark?

and doesn't this have something to do with the massive series being announced soon on PS4?

kingfetish171520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

Yu Suzuki's speaking at GDC next month with Mark Cerny translating. It all adds up with OPM's cover reveal next month.

Hopefully Shenmue 3 is announced with Sony picking up the trademark and an HD/Remake Collection of the first 2 games is released beforehand too!

Yahdaree1520d ago

I am hoping that this is the game that Playstation Madazine is announcing next month!

Information Minister1520d ago

More like typical SEGA mismanagement. It's almost as if they are actively trying NOT to make money. Was it really that hard to release a Shenmue I and II HD Collection on a single Blu-ray for PS4 and XB1? Considering how well Shenmue upscales in PC emulators, it would be cheap to develop and it would sell millions on nostalgia and hype alone.

I don't know the first thing about business, but I could turn SEGA into one of the most profitable publishers in the industry in less than a year.

koliosis1520d ago

Say it isn't so....crying

_FantasmA_1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

Is this the series that Sony was talking about that they were going to announce next month. I hope so. I've never played a Shenmue game but if Sony picked this up, I'd buy it. Even better if they release an HD collection before 3.

BG115791520d ago

Now MS buys the trademark and makes a game...

This would be an absolute nightmare.

OmegaShen1520d ago

MS- Shenmue Kinect
Sony- Shenmue 3 at 1080p and 60fps (an maybe the last two HD Remaster).

feedurhabit1520d ago

Great, so instead of Press A to jump over the crates it's Flap your arms around like a windmill and lift one leg in the air.

I really loved my 360 but seriously, f**k the kinect

Abriael1520d ago

Buying a trademark doesn't give you the rights to the IP, just to the name.

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