Submitted by Pintofbitter 1591d ago | news

Sega: Shenmue 3 requests 'taken very seriously'

"Trust me: We hear loud and clear about Shenmue, and we're not going to close our ears to it. Sonic and SEGA All Star Racing works into that too, specifically because we know people are fans we introduced the forklift truck as a downloadable vehicle and then created a trailer specifically for that one character. We do listen and I think that was the right time to give a nod and a wink to those guys." (PC, PS3, Shenmue III, Xbox 360)

Grown Folks Talk  +   1591d ago
Make it happen Sega...
Star51  +   1591d ago
exactly....i want it yesterday. at least a teaser of a teaser at e3
Yi-Long  +   1591d ago
I wouldn't be surprised if they'll announce it this E3...
... as a (timed?) exclusive on Nintendo's new console.

Great little game, and especially the epic soundtrack, which I hope they'll bring back.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1591d ago
Forget Shenmue 3
Give me an HD bundle of Shenmue 1 and 2 at E3 and I will cry for joy..

Yakuza series has proven that there isnt a reaon for Sega to lose the massive amount of millions they lost in the ol' Dreamcast days.

Open world games have come a looooong way...but we all have to thank Shenmue for what it did way back then

LocO_o  +   1591d ago
Is'nt Sega the developer for Yakuza?

If so then why would they make another Shenmue when Yakuza is almost like Shenmue.

Dont get me wrong I would love to see what Shenmue 3 would bring this gen but in all honesty for Shenmue 3 to stand out they would need to spend the type of money that R* spent on the GTA 4 engine and marketing.

Edit: I know some of you are thinking why cant they just use the Yakuza engine - they could but the Yakuza engine is ok but no where near the GTA 4 engine power.

Edit @ Below: Trust me I agree 100% with you. I still hate Valve for making me wait this long to play HL EP3.

If it was announced and after all the dust of excitement settled, i would be very interested to see what way they would handle going forward with the third (and presumably final) chapter to the series. I personally dont think it should be announced until Shenmue and Shenmue II make some sort of contemporary appearace on a current generation hardware (via DLC or DC Collection 2). Bundling 2 movies with a Shenmue 3 has many problems, the biggest would be the leap in graphics i would say. Although in saying that Yakuza 3 did it fine i thought, with 2 digest movies narrated by Kazuma so this could work, especially with some epic orchestration building up in the background of each (which we know the franchise already has in the bank.)

The other route is to basically redo the entire Shenmue story from scratch with an up to date engine and motion control etc. I wouldnt mind this at all, and i personally think this would sell greater than the two original Shenmue games we have seen in the past. Talking about it though can put me on a downer so i will stop myself now, because at the moment we are so close to something Shenmue related and i really dont want to jinx it
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tablav  +   1591d ago
Shenmue is a trilogy that was unfinished. People don't want Yakuza, they want the great story of Shenmue to finally be resolved. It can look and play exactly like Yakuza for all I care, but you can't just leave a story unfinished.
squallheart  +   1590d ago
I still remember when the original was supposed to be 6 games long but got cut to a trilogy. One day i wish it would come true i still love listening to the soundtrack
chidori666  +   1591d ago
Shenmue 3 will never happen.... let it go
I'd love to see the end of the story, but I don't think it'll ever be ground-breaking again.
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Grown Folks Talk  +   1591d ago
I refuse to let go. I'll hold on like Liam Neeson held on to Christian Bale's hand on that snowy cliff in Batman Begins.

Wait a minute... bad analogy.

Disregard my previous statement.
WetN00dle69  +   1590d ago
I too refuse to let it go! The game is amazing and it deserves closure! I WANNA KICK LAN DI's @$$!!!
NoobJobz  +   1590d ago
It probably wont be groundbreaking now but who cares? Shenmue is my favorite game of all time and it was amazing when it came out. I dont care if the 3rd is as amazing, just as long as I can finish the damn story.
itani  +   1591d ago
12 years and you call that taken very seriously lol.
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50Terabytespersec  +   1590d ago
Yes make it happen BUT don't make it a a boring waste of my TIME!!!
Firt off I was the biggest Fan of SEGA and of Shenmue.I had both versions English and Japanese..
The game had its amazing technology and Atmosphere but it lacked action, and lets be real was, watered down and very G rated and BORING at times.
WHAT they need to do is add some sort of elements from Yakuza and give the game some stealth and weapons and hacking and REAL fighting and killing (were talking about mobs and such here!.
The engine however should be based on the New ID Rage engine to be fully realized!!!
Give us Shenmue but give us a adult Action movie like no other (heavy rain ,Yakuza,GTA,all mix into the game)
Not happy joy whinning love story ,
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solidjun5  +   1591d ago
Sega:Shenmue 3 requests 'taken very seriously'...then falls on deaf ears. *fixed*

As much as I want to believe this, gamers been clamouring for the third iterations for years! E3 is next week. Make it happen!
Vandamme21  +   1591d ago
make it happen
galgor  +   1591d ago
To make Shenmue 3 takes AGES, to make Shenmue 3 takes SEGA!
Star51  +   1591d ago
i see what u did there. Good one
Burning_Finger  +   1591d ago
Shut up and take my money..
Wizziokid  +   1591d ago
make it then!!
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Droid Control  +   1591d ago
PLEASE make Shenmue 3 and bring Shenmue 1&2 to PSN and XBLA!
tablav  +   1591d ago
I think this is the best idea. Increase the popularity of Shenmue by releasing the PSN and XBLA, then that will not only ensure better sales of Shenmue 3, but the profits could also fund the development.
WetN00dle69  +   1590d ago
SHENMUE HD!!!!!!!!
NoobJobz  +   1590d ago

Seriously, I would pay $20 for remakes. (each)
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CDbiggen  +   1591d ago
Eventually it shall happen...
Emilio_Estevez  +   1591d ago
How bout a 3rd game to finish it out that includes the first 2 on disk with trophies/acheivments? A guy can dream right?

Quit making sonic games and make Shenmue!
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NoobJobz  +   1590d ago
Shenmue 1 & 2 with achievements and trophies. I need new pants.
Acquiescence  +   1591d ago
Make Shenmue III SEGA...
even if it makes you go bankrupt.
WetN00dle69  +   1590d ago
Im more than sure they will recover once they release the title. Shenmue has A heck load of fans that are waiting for a Shenmue 3 announcement.
BizDaWolf  +   1591d ago
this can bring sega back
killerhog  +   1590d ago
People need to understand that sega moved on from this franchise. Neither game was profitable to them as well. They transition shenmue to yakuza and skies of Arcadia to valkryia chronicles. The shenmue (dc in general) fanbase is in scruple and continues to dwindle.
Droid Control  +   1590d ago
The Shenmue games were ahead of their time. Back then kids ruled the consoles for the most part and the dreamcast only had an 8-10 million install number of gamers.

Today the adverage age of a gamer is 35 and the success of mature games like Heavy Rain has shown that gamers ar enow ready for the greatness Shenmue 3 promises to offer.
Tdmd  +   1590d ago
So they are... what? Very seriously ignoring their fanbase?
I could easily fall in love with Sega again should they bring back such games as Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia and Phantasy Star instead of keep trying or patience with one bad Sonic after another.
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Neurotoxin  +   1590d ago
Sega would never release a game people actually want!! This game would have been out ages ago. We'd be onto the HD remakes by now. Instead they are content in releasing shite upon shit upon another, greater shite
southernbanana  +   1590d ago
Listening to your fans may be the key to success Sega! I've noticed lately that Sega has been trying to create games that are more inline with what fans are wanting. Now, if they can just fix that green-eyed hedgehog..... (they were close with Sonic 4 minus Sonic's character model and the games physics)
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nihonlight  +   1590d ago
A remake of shenmue with l.a.noire face tech would be awesome!

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