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."

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Star512697d ago

exactly....i want it yesterday. at least a teaser of a teaser at e3

Yi-Long2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

... as a (timed?) exclusive on Nintendo's new console.

Great little game, and especially the epic soundtrack, which I hope they'll bring back.

EVILDEAD3602697d ago

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_o2697d ago (Edited 2697d 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

tablav2697d 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.

squallheart2696d 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

chidori6662697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

I'd love to see the end of the story, but I don't think it'll ever be ground-breaking again.

Grown Folks Talk2697d 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.

WetN00dle692697d ago

I too refuse to let it go! The game is amazing and it deserves closure! I WANNA KICK LAN DI's @$$!!!

NoobJobz2697d 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.

itani2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

12 years and you call that taken very seriously lol.

50Terabytespersec2697d ago (Edited 2697d 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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solidjun52697d 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!

galgor2697d ago

To make Shenmue 3 takes AGES, to make Shenmue 3 takes SEGA!

Star512697d ago

i see what u did there. Good one

Burning_Finger2697d ago

Shut up and take my money..

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