RUMOR: Sega Developing Shenmue 3 For PS3? - PSM3 November 2011

''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.''

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gillri2232d ago

oh please please please!!

Rikitatsu2232d ago

This is like, the 3424599th rumor about Shenmue 3.

evrfighter2232d ago

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.

SilleGamer2232d ago


Yeah, hopefully this rumor actually carries some merit this time!

disturbing_flame2232d ago (Edited 2232d ago )

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...

Biggest2232d ago

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.

DragonKnight2232d ago

Knowing Sega, it will be on handhelds and not be localized for NA. Valkyria Chronicles anyone?

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waltyftm2232d ago

This would make my Millennium, i would forgive Sega for every crappy game they have released if this happens.

SilleGamer2232d ago (Edited 2232d ago )

A new Shenmue title would be nice.

Sega know that there is a market for Shenmue 3.

Just make the announcement! :)

sinncross2232d ago

Man, if true, they so need a Shenmue HD release for PS3 before this releases.

Long. Live. Play!

WhiteLightning2232d ago

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.

gapecanpie2232d ago

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.

caseh2232d ago

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!

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Alvia2232d ago

Sega Please Release Shenmue3 along with Shenmue1 and Shenmue2 before we Die .............

SilleGamer2232d ago

A HD compilation comprising Shenmue 1 & 2 would be very a welcome and enticing purchase.

Hopefully there is one in the works.

bumnut2232d ago

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.

xX_Altair_Xx2232d ago (Edited 2232d ago )

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.

bumnut2232d ago

Thanks for the response, it was a genuine question and I get 8 (and counting!) disagrees!

tarbis2231d ago

You know people here. That's why it's called N4G - not 4 genius.

xX_Altair_Xx2232d ago

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 :)

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