Submitted by Abriael 643d ago | news

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. (Industry, Sega, Shenmue)

Regis  +   643d ago
Nooooooo!!!!!! Quick someone buy it! Call the paramedics I'm suffering from a heart attack and I am to die here.

Death Rattle.............
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hellzsupernova  +   643d 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
Regis  +   643d ago
Lets hope so
abzdine  +   643d 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?
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kingfetish17  +   643d 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!

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Yahdaree  +   643d ago
I am hoping that this is the game that Playstation Madazine is announcing next month!

Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   643d ago
LOL, typical Sega mishaps.
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.
koliosis  +   643d ago
Say it isn't so....crying
_FantasmA_  +   643d 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.
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BG11579  +   643d ago
Now MS buys the trademark and makes a game...

This would be an absolute nightmare.
OmegaShen  +   643d ago
MS- Shenmue Kinect
Sony- Shenmue 3 at 1080p and 60fps (an maybe the last two HD Remaster).
feedurhabit  +   643d 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
Abriael  +   643d ago
Buying a trademark doesn't give you the rights to the IP, just to the name.
young7yang  +   643d ago
Are you kidding me! This is the best news I have heard all day. I know now that this game can and will be picked up by a Sony or Nintendo publisher..
from the beach  +   643d ago
Yeah, who cares who makes it as long as someone poops out a Shenmue 3!
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Nerdmaster  +   643d ago
They only lost the name. Even if other company takes the name "Shenmue", they couldn't use the characters, settings and whatnot.
Bathyj  +   643d ago
It's cool. Sony bought it.

Significant franchise right there.
Cryptcuzz  +   643d ago
Its going to be on the PS4.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   643d ago
Really? Sony bought it? when? where did you got that news?
jetlian  +   643d ago
I just want to play it in HD then finish the story. hopefully somebody picked it up
mogwaii  +   643d ago
"Suffering" LMAO! Let it go people.
from the beach  +   643d ago
Seriously, had to laugh at the tone of this article. It's hardly surprising Sega haven't revisited a franchise that originally cost them so dearly - risk it again to placate a small fanbase + bandwagon jumpers?
iceman1346  +   643d ago
for fu**ck sake sony BUY the fu**cking game
TheTrooper  +   643d ago
Adam Koralik is going nuts right now.
higgins78  +   643d ago
Please, I've been waiting so long, don't allow Sony to create Shenmue 3. Only Nintendo for me can do justice to the franchise, colourful rich worlds, something Nintendo has always excelled in...the Gamepad also would allow for some innovations.
Ultimax  +   643d ago
This comment is so salty that i don't even know where to begin with ಠ_ಠ
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   643d ago
So I wonder if this is the significant series being announced for PS4.
HeartlessGamer  +   643d ago
Not worried Yu Suzuki is going to GDC next month having a Shenmue post mortem talk and Mark Crenny will translate what he's saying
XiSasukeUchiha  +   643d ago
So confirms Sony buying it like a boss!

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