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Review: Shenmue III

I've been slowly working my way through Shenmue III and what can I say? It's kind of a monkey's paw fever dream. A lot of us wanted a true continuation of the storyline that kept us hanging nearly 20 years ago, but with that narrative ...

 
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Review in Progress: Shenmue III

It's so hard to hold water for Shenmue in 2019. Far from a fine wine, it's an acquired taste. It's like an aged exotic cheese for an audience that's primarily sensitive to dairy. The polarizing reaction to the latest Shenmue re-re...

 
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Shenmue III's launch trailer feels special

You don't have to be a Shenmue die-hard to appreciate the Shenmue III launch trailer. There's just something so magical about a long-dormant series springing back to life out of the blue, especially after years of near-misses and wishful t...

 
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Interview with Shenmue director: Get ready for Shenmue IV

After 18 long years, Shenmue III is nearly upon us (discounting the possibility of yet another delay). But Shenmue's director already has his sights set on a fourth game, weeks before the trilogy is officially completed. In an intervie...

 
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Shenmue III TGS trailer embraces the spirit of the land

Sega and Ys Net have released a pair of trailers for their long-awaited adventure sequel Shenmue III. While the first clip is merely a Japanese language version of last month's Gamescom trailer, the second is a more tranquil endeavour, taki...

 
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Deep Silver details Shenmue III's pre-order bonuses

Shenmue III seems to be embroiled in more controversy then one would expect for such a highly requested game. After going Epic Games Store exclusive to backers being denied refunds, Ryo really can't catch a break on his journey to avenge hi...

 
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Shenmue III backers will not receive retail exclusive content

Ys Net really can't seem to catch a break with Shenmue III. After some massive backlash about refusing refunds for players dissatisfied with the title's sudden Epic Games Store exclusivity, it seems Kickstarter backers will not be receiving...

 
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Deep Silver shoots down rumors of Shenmue III on Xbox One

Publisher Deep Silver has shot done rumors that Shenmue III will be coming to Xbox One. In the source code for the official website of the game, users on ResetEra found references to a possible port for Microsoft's console. This led to spec...

 
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Shenmue III delayed three months to late 2019

Vengeance will have to wait. Just a bit, though. Developer Ys Net and publisher Deep Silver have announced a slight delay to Shenmue III. Originally set to release on August 27, it'll now launch on November 19. That's a setback of just unde...

 
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Shenmue III trailer sees Ryo gearing up for awful combat

Ys Net has released a new extended trailer for long-awaited action-adventure sequel Shenmue III. The new clip, which was featured at the MAGIC 2019 in France, shows Ryo honing his skills for his upcoming battle with series antagonist Lan Di...

 
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Shenmue 3's PC port will take up 100 GB

It just dawned on me that 2019 is not only going to contain Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 but Shenmue III. Holy cow is that awesome! What isn't so awesome is the required hard drive space for Yu Suzuki's long-coming sequel. As reve...

 
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New Shenmue III screens show Ryo back down the arcade

Ys Net and Deep Silver have dropped a selection of new screenshots for Shenmue III, which is still a long way away from release. Still, nothing wrong with showing the people your current progress, right?The screens show off some of the loca...

 
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Shenmue III's new trailer announces August 2019 release date

This morning at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Sega dropped a brand new trailer for the long, long, long-awaited RPG sequel, Shenmue III. The dramatic cinematic ends with a release date reveal of August 27, 2019.This is big, long-time-coming...

 
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Shenmue III delayed to 2019, act surprised

Delays are inevitable with Kickstarter projects. The scope of these games often extend far beyond what was initially imagined, especially when they smash their goals and in the case of Shenmue III, smash Kickstarter records. Announced today...

 
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First leaked trailer for Shenmue III looks true to form

Shenmue III was announced all the way back in June of 2015, and it's set for release sometime before the end of this year. There's just one problem -- we haven't really...seen it yet at length, outside of still screens and some location-hea...

 
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New Shenmue III video interview with Yu Suzuki

Although the very, very, very long-awaited sequel Shenmue III is currently on track to see a release toward the end of next year, details on the game's progress are still cloudy. Fortunately for fans, Ys Net have released a new video interv...

 
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Shenmue III team reveals new character, partnership

Ys Net and Yu Suzuki are still trucking on their quest to finally give us Shenmue III, and in the meantime, they've been feeding us kernels of information since its 2015 Kickstarter. This latest update includes a quick look at a new charact...

 
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Yu Suzuki says Shenmue 3 character models 'mostly temporary'

Yesterday, the world finally got its first teaser trailer for the very long-awaited Shenmue III. However, the trailer elicited some guffaws from the back of the room for it's blank-faced, dead-eyed character models.Director Yu Suzuki, speak...

 
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Shenmue III has found a publisher through Deep Silver

Since Shenmue III's announcement back at E3 2015, glimpses of the game have been somewhat few and far between and the status of the game itself shows it's clearly still deep in development (the last major update on the project was a delay t...

 
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Shenmue 3 is missing E3 and probably its 2017 release date

Ys Net has released its latest monthly update on Shenmue III, introducing a new character model. That's about it, outside of confirming the $6.3 million crowd-funded sequel to the Dreamcast cult classic will not be shown off at E3 next mon...

 
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Shenmue III progress update shows QTE testing

Remember "QTE Expert" from the You Arcade in Shenmue? You did play Shenmue didn't you? Not only did the game basically invent and focus on QTE's, but it even had a mini-game in the arcade that was about as literal a QTE as you can get,...

 
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Shenmue III's Shenmusic conjures nostalgia

Hey speaking of long-awaited games, it's been a while since we've heard anything about Shenmue III. There's still no new information, but Mr. Suzuki plays some track samples and answers questions about music and sound design in both Sh...

 
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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...

 
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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). ...

 
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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.

 
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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...

 
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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 ...

 
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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: ...

 

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