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    Thursday June 8, 2017
  • "Shenmue III" Pushed Back to the Second Half of 2018

    Yu Suzuki sends a message to backers of the ambitious project

    It's okay, Yu Suzuki, we all knew Shenmue III would be delayed at some point. It's now expected to release sometime in the second half of 2018, and Suzuki relayed the message to backers of the original Kickstarter. More details will be revealed this month in the next backer report, but for now you can see what Suzuki had to say about it after the jump. 

  • Tuesday May 30, 2017
  • "Shenmue III" Dev Room Report Does Jumping Jacks with New Character Model

    Unfortunately, no E3 presence planned for the anticipated sequel

    The team behind Shenmue III is still hard at work on the crowd-funded sequel, but they found time to release another dev room progress report. The third volume is a short one, but at least you'll get to enjoy a brief glimpse at a new face in character model form. 

  • Monday May 1, 2017
  • "Shenmue III" Developer Diary Dives into the Story Building Process

    See what Yu Suzuki has to say about structure and pacing

    The Shenmue series is more than just forklift driving and sailor searching. Countless fans are eagerly awaiting the twists and turns of Shenmue III's story, and the process behind it is the focus of the latest developer diary. See what Yu Suzuki has to say about structure, themes, and pacing in the video after the jump. 

  • Monday March 20, 2017
  • "Shenmue III" Development on Display in Latest Video Report

    Ys Net shows more behind-the-scenes progress

    Other than a New Year's message at the top of 2017, Yu Suzuki and the Shenmue III team have been pretty quiet of late. It could have something to do with the fact that they're making a video game, but that didn't stop them from piping up to post another dev room video. Watch as the team debugs, tests QTEs, and meets with Suzuki-san himself after the jump. 

  • Saturday February 25, 2017
  • "Shenmue" HD Remasters Could Be Coming This Year

    Possible good news for "Shenmue" fans.

    If you're one of the Shenmue fans out there who never got a real chance at playing the first two games, this rumor might light your fire. Hit the jump to see why!

  • Monday January 2, 2017
  • "Shenmue III" Team Sends A New Year's Message to Fans

    Yu Suzuki and co. ring in the new year with some thanks

    The official website for Shenmue III is officially in the spirit of 2017. In addition to a cute animated illustration, Yu Suzuki and his team shared a message of thanks and well wishes leading into the new year. Read on for more.

  • Wednesday August 31, 2016
  • "Shenmue III" Development Team Delivers Behind-the-Scenes Report

    Crowdfunded entry is in development for PS4 and PC

    It's been a while since we posted about the Kickstarter-funded, Sony-supported Shenmue III, which is currently in the works for PlayStation 4 and PC. The game's website updated earlier today with a look behind the scenes, though, so you can watch as the developers tweak a quick-time event and test one of the event scenes in the video after the jump. 

  • Saturday February 27, 2016
  • Check Out These Gorgeous New Screenshots From "Shenmue 3"

    Makes it a little harder to wait for the game's official release.

    Shenmue III is on the horizon, as hard as that is to believe, and Ys Net has shared some new screenshots of the game that you can view here. They're absolutely gorgeous-looking, and it's even more exciting than ever to see the game coming to fruition. Hit the jump for more!

  • Tuesday January 5, 2016
  • VIDEO: "Shenmue III" Shows Off Some of Its Visuals

    Crowdfunded sequel heads to PlayStation 4 and PC late next year

    The official Shenmue III site recently updated, and if you head into the gallery you'll find a new video clip. There isn't too much going on in this one, but it does offer a nice exploration of one of the environments and a sample of the game's visuals. More after the jump.

  • Tuesday September 29, 2015
  • VIDEO: "Shenmue" Creative Director Says Original Game's Open World Was Their Greatest Achievement

    Takeshi Hirai talks difficulties of developing the series

    The Shenmue 3 Official YouTube channel went live with a new video interview with Takeshi Hirai, creative director for Shenmue and lead programmer for the Shenmue series. In it he discusses the development of the original game, as well as all the various difficulties that came along with making it and its sequel. More after the jump.

  • Thursday August 13, 2015
  • VIDEO: Unearthed "Shenmue" Documentary Goes Behind the Scenes of Original Game's Launch

    See rare footage from the 1999 debut of Yu Suzuki's groundbreaking game

    Thanks to big events like the wildly successful Shenmue III Kickstarter and the unveiling at Sony's E3 conference that preceded it, Yu Suzuki's grand adventure is back in the spotlight. That makes it perfect timing for the discovery of a rare documentary, which goes behind the scenes of the original Shenmue's premiere and launch in 1999. Hit the jump for the footage.

  • Thursday July 16, 2015
  • "Shenmue III" Brings Back Ryo's Original Japanese Voice Actor

    Masaya Matsukaze joins Corey Marshall in the lead role

    Back at the top of the month the Shenmue III Kickstarter announced the return of English voice actor Corey Marshall as lead Ryo Hazuki, and now the same has been confirmed for the Japanese track. According to one of the latest updates, Masaya Matsukaze (Kasper in Jormungand, Kane in Bodacious Space Pirates) will be reprising his role as Ryo. More after the jump.