Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


SEGA says they'll trade exclusivity for Shenmue funding


10:00 AM on 01.31.2010
SEGA says they'll trade exclusivity for Shenmue funding photo



Yesterday I mentioned that I would kill for a new Battletoads game, which I would, but it leaves me in a bit of a pickle as I'm not sure how to explain how badly I want a third Shenmue game. Saying I would cause a nuclear holocaust seems like a bit of an understatement as well, and I'm not sure how I can go beyond that. The point being is that I want it bad. The trilogy has to finish, and I don't care how poorly it sells. It seems SEGA doesn't either, as they're as desperate to finish their opus as I am to play it.

According to a site in a different language, in a recent issue of the 360 dedicated Famitsu the game was discussed and the sum of it was this: "None of the previous games sold really well for the investment made, and SEGA is in doubt as to if it will resurrect the series. However, SEGA assured the fans that if there is some opportunity to revisit the series, they would love to do it.

"SEGA also mentioned the chance of one of the three hardware makers financing the game's (Shenmue III) production in exchange for an exclusivity deal."

I know I'm just getting my forklift driving fanboy hopes up since I'm pretty sure there is almost no money in making the game and thus it won't get done, but I can't help it. SEGA and Nintendo have been awfully chummy these past years and Nintendo definitely has the money to fund a very risky project. While I'd love to see Shenmue in high def, the game could rock on the Wii with the right controls and the random mini-games would be right at home.

SEGA fala sobre Shenmue III Notícias [Eurogamer.pt, via NeoGAF, via GoNintendo]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







DO WANT

1:15 PM on 01.29.2015
You can slice the Moon in half in next week's Hyrule Warriors DLC!

In this trailer overviewing the Majora's Mask DLC for Hyrule Warriors, we get to see Young Link don the Fierce Deity's mask and cut the Moon in half. My dark fantasy has finally been realized. There's more excitement abound:...more



3:30 PM on 01.27.2015
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 studio working on new theme park title

I can't effectively describe how pleased I am knowing that multiple games about rollercoasters are in the works. There's RollerCoaster Tycoon World, ScreamRide, and now Coaster Park Tycoon from Frontier Development, the studi...more



6:30 PM on 01.09.2015
My desk craves this game-inspired Predator 2 figure

I'm still kicking myself for missing NECA's glow-in-the-dark Jason Voorhees figure based on his loud design in Friday the 13th for the NES. It was exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con, and I should've had a friend nab one for me....more



View all DO WANT






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more