An HD port of Shenmue is indeed heading to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, and development on the title has been “finished for well over a year”, according to an industry source speaking to GamerZines.
Why all the teasing for Shenmue!?! Just get it done already.
.. they're postponing release until they know what to do with the franchise. Anyway, IF this is true, and the games are already finished, I sure hope it isn't a lazy port. If it was completed over a year ago, it means they have had all the time in the world between finishing it and releasing it to polish it up as pretty and brilliant as possible! If we're once againg getting a lazy poor mediocre HD-port from Sega, and there have already been too many, then it would be inexcusable!
This is obviously fake. A game company would not put a game on hold for over a year because they don't know they want do with the franchise. The longer they wait to release it, the more money they are wasting. This is why this article is fake.
As much as i want it to be true "Mika" is right... You don't do an HD port for quick buck to keep it under wrap for a year.. Better you think about the franchise AFTER you see how well the HD port sold.. I , too call out for a fake
I dont know, I would hold onto it and release it at the same time or right before shemnue 3... its the power of social advertising.. Garner attention for 1 title to get the rest of the franchise selling much better. Perhaps there working on shemnue 3 and want to release them near each other. Just like when god of war collection was released right before god of war 3. I bought collection just so i could play through 1 and 2 before i hit up 3.
Greatest news in gaming HISTORY!!!! The release of Shenmue on XBLA/PSN is EPIC!! Evil
@Yi-Long: I can't speak for other Sega HD ports, but I thought they did a fantastic job with Daytona USA. If only Sega Rally got the same treatment.
Ok for people who think this is fake look at nintendo they have intentionally post poned some of their greatest franchises as to not interfere with the other games coming out. Isn't it more likely for a company to push a game at the right time. I think its highly plausible.
@ Mika & Redempteur You guys are right not sure who the fools are that disagreed with you. Apparently they think companies can just develop games and not release them. I wont about "gamers" mentality sometimes.
Just imagine Shenmue III in full glory on PS4 or Dreamcast 2! If I was a millionaire I would be funding Shenmue III myself, best story ever written!
Lol Dreamcast 2. Keep the hope alive son, keep the hope alive.
Shenmue production cost was $47 mil, equivalent to $64 mil in today's money.
@specialguest LOL, and if history serves, he probably still wouldn't make half of it back.
@silentNegotiator I'm not sure if he even wants his money back, he like everyone else just wants to finish the shenmue saga and probably doesn't care how much they spend.
if released on a disk must buy day one if digital only i may take the wait and see, i know i want the games but too many games in backlog how about these 2 on one disk for 29.99? and the money go towards showing sega this game has a market since yakuza series has done well outside japan
One word sums it up Boring! Sega is a flop of a COMPANY and can learn a thing or two from the Metal Gears Franchise or the Yukuza also! Shenmue had potential but was too Rated G so phoney and so cartooney .. Give it Guns and Drugs and real underground violence and it will sell like heck ,put some stealth in and some Massive action like Uncharted? But sadly it is rated G and a child's game. BTW I owned all games and had all Sega Hardware at one time.
How about... No
Yakuza is by Sega! Without Shenmue, Yakuza wouldn't exist.
Please let it be true and then make Shenmue III and finish the story. That would make this Shenmue fanboy happy~!
Perhaps they're trying to build a budget for Senmue 3 by testing fan demand.
I dont think i prepared to invest all that time into Shenmue again, i think ill just wait for 3
Shenmue 3 would cost a lot to fund and i really don't think Sega will get behind the project. Yu Suzuki wouldn't want to produce a half ass game with limited funding.
They might as well sign a deal with sony since they dont mind funding unique titles. I mean sega already had a lot of unique titles only for ps3 mainly the yakuza franchise.
Oh god, fuck yes please!
Dark Sniper would be willing to buy Shenmue for each console and for each profile...twice. Simply put, Shenmue is the greatest game ever made and Dark Sniper hopes Sega doesnt jerk the fans around this time. Yu Suzuki himself has all but confirmed Shenmue HD is real. It shouldnt surprise anyone that the title does exist. Just remember that a fully completed version of Goldeneye 007 (n64) was completed and ready for release on XBLA and no one knew about it. Either way, Sega wouldnt be doing this if they were not taking the third game in serious consideration. Only time will tell. But this has been long overdue. $niper
Whether or not this is true, just get it on the stores already & get a kickstarter page sorted for Shenmue 3. The Shenmue story is already done so alls they need is funding. What better way to do it?
I'll translate this for you folks: "Our source who wishes to remain anonymous." Means... "We made this up to attract hits." This industry... sometimes.
Exactly, it's not like a guy could get fired for leaking info that a company doesn't want made public yet...
SHEMUE FUKKIN' YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEAHHH!!!
Come on it's been finished for a year and then wondered about its future? Isn't that backwards? Shouldn't they have figured out it's future THEN do an HD remake?
they have just been elevated to a higher level of fuckery
I want it to be true... but they treat this game with the ultimate FU to gamers. They couldn't possibly be testing the waters, EVERYONE KNOWS WE WANT A SHENMUE 3. It would be like asking Drake if he wanted ice water when he was stuck in the desert. No shit. The proper ports would sell, and if they did a proper shenmue 3, they could release it against any game and still get the right sales figures. Just my guess.
I have beaten Shenmue 1 & 2 a million times. And if the HD port is real I will beat those games a million times as well. Greatest games of all-time and it revolutionized many things in gaming ...way ahead of its time. With that said I WANT SHENMUE 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!