''The November 2011 edition of PSM3 is carrying a mysterious rumor regarding a potential new entry in the fan-favorite Shenmue franchise, speculating that Sega may be actively working on the long-awaited Shenmue 3 for the PS3.''
oh please please please!!
This is like, the 3424599th rumor about Shenmue 3.
a new shenmue would be pretty cool regardless of what platform it comes out on. Despite how old it is the franchise has a pretty big fanbase.
@Rikitatu, Yeah, hopefully this rumor actually carries some merit this time!
And actually if it's the case, a game like Shenmue needs about 3 to 4 years of development with a dev team working everyday on it @ 100%. I don't think the secret would have been kept during those years. So if the game is planed that means they just start to work on it, so the realease would be set to 2014 or 2015. Looks not credible. Actually if Sony & Sega wanted to make a good move, this partnership would have been a very smart project. YAKUZA is by far one of the greatest game of the Japan market, and it has been really successful on PS3. Like you said it's the 156553535th rumor of a new shenmue anyway...
Unfortunately, the actual fanbase is pretty small for Shenmue. Luckily, it has the "OMG YOU MISSED IT?!" appeal of games like Ico. The projected fanbase of a new Shenmue is much larger than the amount of sales the games had. I was reading that the originals had to have been purchased twice by each and every Dreamcast owner to begin turning a profit. If a new Shenmue is being developed, it's a safe bet that either the production costs will be extremely low, or it will be released on all platforms. I'm excited (and hopeful) for the game either way.
Knowing Sega, it will be on handhelds and not be localized for NA. Valkyria Chronicles anyone?
This would make my Millennium, i would forgive Sega for every crappy game they have released if this happens.
A new Shenmue title would be nice. Sega know that there is a market for Shenmue 3. Just make the announcement! :)
Man, if true, they so need a Shenmue HD release for PS3 before this releases. Long. Live. Play!
I would like a HD release....never got a chance to play them when they were out. At this point I'd rather wait to see if they do a HD version of them.
I highly doubt this is true..... I believe there will be a Shenmue 3 just not this gen but when it do come it will be on the next Xbox... The main reason I feel Sega didn't do a Shenmue 3 this gen is because they didn't want to put it on more then one disk for the 360 as it would make the cost for them go up. Shenmue during it time had the highest development cost of any game (now I think killzone 3 hold that record but im not for sure) and Sega didn't make that money back, I think it is safe to say Sega don't want that to happen again.
Cost too much to produce and didn't sell enough. They won't invest that kind of money again, it almost put them out of business.
Yu Suzuki's head almost ended up on the chopping block, surprising when you think this guy pretty much made Sega who they are today with games like Outrun and Space Harrier.
Just face the fact that Sega will often release a wanted game anything up to 2 years after it was released in Japan...unless its Sonic, then it sees a release every two months. Bah!
Where is Dark Sniper?
Sega Please Release Shenmue3 along with Shenmue1 and Shenmue2 before we Die .............
A HD compilation comprising Shenmue 1 & 2 would be very a welcome and enticing purchase. Hopefully there is one in the works.
Why for PS3? Did the original Shenmue games come out on PS? I played them on Dreamcast and Xbox, but I don't know if they came out on PS.
They didnt; but they failed on Xbox and Shenmue would have to be released on a console that at least has a presence in Japan since that's where most sales would come from. So either multi, or Sony/Nintendo exclusive.
Thanks for the response, it was a genuine question and I get 8 (and counting!) disagrees!
You know people here. That's why it's called N4G - not 4 genius.
It's only been 10 years; take your time guys!!! Shenmue 1+2 among my best of all time; still got my DC and both games :)
Develope the game.
Having shenmue 3 would be great I am very happy if they do choose the playstation 3 system platform.PlayStation will be able to give shamou a big opportunity to have a big environment. However I don't think this will happen since shamou is more popular in japan then in the united states. We can hope though since I personally think it would sell well here but I don't know , let's all keep our hopes positive. You never know with Sega.
As much as I want to believe it I can't, heard this rumor too many times. Also I figured Sega would release 1&2 on PSN or XBL beforehand to see if there is a market for it.
please god let this be true!! I would give up any game for this, Shenmue = all time Favorite game
Only reason I can see Sega developing it for the PS3 is simply due to the the PS3s dominance in Japan. I would welcome a new Shenmue regardless of what console its released on
These guys are six months late to the party, we all know that Shenmue 3 on PS3 rumour only happens before e3!
PS3 sales would probably soar if this game was developed especially in the JP region. Hell I think a good about of other people around the world myself included would buy this game. Its one of Sega`s few games and chances they have at making something truly great and banking in a lot of cash.
If this game comes out for PS3... im buying a PS3 solely for that game.
Hope this is true wating a long time for shenmue 3 , hopefully the do Shenmue 1 & 2 HD so the can get new players into the series
Get on with Shenmue III. Use an existing graphics engine if you have to, just give the people what they so desperately need.
hmmmm I heard something like this first @ HHG http://www.youtube.com/watc... credit where its due.
You know how many people have said it before him...all of them are just guessing he deserves no credit.
just seems to me like the game will be on all platforms most sega games are multiplat.
The MAGIC of Blu-Ray
Get back to me when there's a actual release. In the meantime, I wish they would re-release 1 and 2 for download. Would love to play them both again.
sega won't bring us the final game in the franchise :(
Come on make it, he still needs revenge for his father, we want to know the ending
But will you please localize VC3 too. T^T
Please stop with these rumors, I can't take much more punishment. If sega make shenmue 3, my gaming life is complete.
Only On Playstation.
Stop teasing us with this shit already! Still have Shenmue for my Dreamcast. One of the best gaming experiences of all time for me and ive been playing games for a very long time!
wow id sell all my games for this one game
I think we all wish it were true, but it's prolly not. :(
I'll take this with a big mountain of salt.
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