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Shenmue series subdirector returns for Shenmue III

The more familiar faces brought on to help revive a long-absent game series, the better. That's how I see the arrival of Keiji Okayasu on the Shenmue III team, anyway. Previously, Okayasu served under series mastermind Yu Suzuki as sub-dir...   read

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Let's check in with the Shenmue III Kickstarter one year later

Did you back Shenmue III? Want to see where your money is going? Well legendary developer Yu Suzuki is checking in one year later in video format (via Gematsu), stating that the "cheers at the Sony announcement still ring in [his] ears." Aw...   read

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Sega 'investigating' Shenmue remasters

Sega is "investigating" the possibility of Shenmue remasters, according to a company spokesperson. In response to a fan inquiry on the subject, Sega Europe community manager Dan Sheridan claimed it's something the company would "love" ...   read

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Here are some all-new Shenmue III images

Yu Suzuki has shared a selection of new screenshots of the upcoming Shenmue III.  The pretty pictures come hot off the presses from MAGIC (which stands for Monaco Anime Game Interview Conferences, but is less fantastical sounding). ...   read

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Have a few more Shenmue III screenshots

Some early images of Shenmue III were shown at a Monaco Anime Game International Conference (MAGIC) press event earlier today, and now here they are online, ready for inspection.   read

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Two titles accounted for a quarter of all video game Kickstarter funds last year

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter had a fantastic year on the gaming front. Between video games and tabletop games, more than $144 million was pledged -- a figure that almost doubled what was pledged in 2014. Of that, some $46 million went ...   read

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Shenmue III's website just got a makeover

Shenmue III might still be set for December 2017, but that hasn't stopped developer YS Net from updating us every month or so, and this time, it has modified the official website. The project seems to be rather slow-going, but it's making p...   read

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Shenmue 3 makes surprise PlayStation Experience appearance

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Here's what Shenmue III looks like so far after three months

Shenmue III is chugging along, despite the many comments by the developers that they never got enough money to make the "true vision." Regardless, it seems like the project is going well so far, as they've provided a recent update on their ...   read

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Sega is apparently looking into re-releasing the first two Shenmue games

Anyone who knows my gaming habits is aware that I adore the Shenmue series. The second game in particular came at a perfect point in my life, and it got me through some hard times But over the years it's become increasingly tougher to play ...   read


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$6M isn't enough to make Shenmue 3 'gorgeous visually'

$6.3 million isn't enough for Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki. Talking to Eurogamer, Suzuki said that while the game will be crafted in line with the funds available to it, the game "doesn't have to be gorgeous visually."   read

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Shenmue 3's 'Slacker Backer' doesn't currently offer the PC version

Shenmue 3, buddy, listen to me. There are so many people excited for you. You managed to break crowdfunding records and everything. Because of that, you need to stop being so damn vague and confusing with how you take people’s money. ...   read

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The Shenmue III reveal triggered a huge spike in Dreamcast sales

Six months ago, if you wanted to buy a second hand copy of Shenmue or Shenmue II on eBay you could do so for in some cases as little as $15. The games seemingly kept low resale value online due to the second game ending on a pretty nasty cl...   read

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Could Shenmue 3 end up looking something like this?

Korean modder Kid Nocon began his unofficial HD remake of the original Shenmue last year, before any of us knew that Shenmue 3 would burst onto the scene and become the most funded video game Kickstarter yet.  Nocon's original efforts...   read

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Shenmue 3 raises over $6.3 million on Kickstarter

The crowdfunding campaign for Shenmue 3 has drawn to a close, raising a total of $6,333,295. That sum makes the project the most funded video game campaign in the history of Kickstarter, beating out the previous record holder Bloodstained: ...   read

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Shenmue 3 just surpassed the all-time video game Kickstarter record

In case you hadn't heard, Corey Marshall, the English voice actor for Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki, is returning to voice the character in Shenmue 3. As of this week, Masaya Matsukaze has been confirmed as well, meaning both the original Japanese a...   read

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Mistakes were made with the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter has surpassed five million in funding with just under a day and a half to go, but creator Yu Suzuki has insisted that they need roughly $10 million to have a fully realized open world. It's shooting for t...   read

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Shenmue 3 closes in on five million in funding, check out a new trailer

While Yu Suzuki may need $10 million to see a "fully realized open world Shenmue 3," he notes that $5 million is good enough to accomplish most of what he set out to do. And it looks like that's what he'll get, as Shenmue 3 is closing...   read

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Mega Man and Shenmue, together at last

I'm a sucker for 8-bit productions like this Mega Man themed Shenmue tale from animator Peter Sjöstrand. It has everything you could want, from a Rush forklift section, to capsule toys, to the hellish "slide, slide" bit...   read

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Uncharted 4 concept artist creates Shenmue print

Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us concept artist, John Sweeney, has produced an exclusive print to support the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter.  There are eight large prints (24H x 47W) and 100 smaller prints (16H x 31W) availab...   read

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Shenmue 3 tops Torment to become second most funded Kickstarter

While I have my reservations about the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter, which is still not even halfway towards a "true open world," folks have thrown money at it with aplomb. Over the weekend, perhaps spurred by a false sense of freedom (or apologie...   read

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Shenmue 3 physical PS4 copies up for grabs on Kickstarter

I haven't been following Shenmue 3 too closely on Kickstarter, but my fingers are crossed for director Yu Suzuki. I hope the project turns out the way he envisions it and fans are satisfied (as if that's even possible). Today's Kickstarter ...   read

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Give $1,000 to Shenmue 3 Kickstarter, get personal message from Ryo

The voice actor who played Ryo in the English versions of Shenmue 1 and 2, Corey Marshall, has been confirmed for Shenmue 3. "We would all like to thank Corey-san for coming back," says an announcement on the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter page...   read

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Game devs talk Shenmue 3, F-Zero, the TG-16, Neo Geo and more

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] What a wacky coincidence! A few weeks bac...   read

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Shenmue 3 needs $10 million for a true open world

Shenmue 3's existence is pretty neat. Its presence on a major publisher's stage show to hock a Kickstarter is less neat, to me. Obviously the $2 million goal (and $3.5 million raised at time of writing) would not be enough for Shenmue 3, so...   read

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