It was less than 12 hours ago that Shenmue III was announced on the stage of Sony's E3 press conference. Its Kickstarter went live right away, and it managed to hit its initial goal of $2 million at lightning speed. More after the jump.
Sony must have been determined to overload the Internet with its E3 2015 press conference, because they followed up the Final Fantasy VII remake with the announcement of Shenmue III. However, just because they brought creator Yu Suzuki out on stage doesn't mean they're funding the dang thing. The reveal ended up counting down to a Kickstarter campaign, which is now live and already climbing fast. More after the jump.
Data Discs, a London-based company with the goal of releasing classic video game soundtracks as vinyl records, has announced the first two sountracks that it plans to publish: Streets of Rage and Shenmue. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sega may not be keen on bringing back and cleaning up Yu Suzuki's Shenmue games, but fans can't shake the unfinished saga of Ryo Hazuki. Noconkid, a fan in Korea, has gone one step further, putting in some work on an HD remaster of Shenmue that shows just how nice a full-on polish could look. Screens and video after the jump!
Shenmue hero Ryo Hazuki has taken his search for sailors into overdrive by joining the roster of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Right now he's only on the newly launched iOS and Android versions, but hopefully he'll be joining the rest in the not too distant future. Read on for more.
It was really tempting to write up a story about the recent trademark application for Shenmue 3, but in the end it's best we didn't get anyone's hopes up. Sega confirmed with Eurogamer that the application is, sadly, a fake. Read on for more.
Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki may appear to be looking for a fight, but he's really just looking for some sailors. Or maybe a nice stray cat to feed. Either way, he's looking sharp in collectibles maker First4Figures' new statue, which is up for pre-order and scheduled to ship in Q4 2013. Pics past the break.
A recent interview with Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki might shed some light on the future of the series, which was left unfinished after the conclusion of Shenmue II. According to the report, it seems Suzuki hasn't ruled out crowd-funding via a service like Kickstarter. Read on for more.
In addition to Shenmue designs, Insert Coin's 100% official Sega shirts and hoodies let fans rep the likes of Jet Set Radio, Streets of Rage, and more. Check out the lineup, as well as some Devil May Cry apparel, after the jump.
Sega fans have had a very long wait for Shenmue III--while the game may still never come out, there's a faint glimmer of hope! Lunge-elbow the jump to see what possibilities lie in store for the action-RPG series!
Website Game Reactor conducted an interview with Sega's Associate Brand Manager during the Game Developers Conference. As interesting as their chat on Jet Set Radio is, further comments should spark some excitement for more HD releases of Dreamcast classics, including Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia. Read on for more!
We may not have ever had the chance to experience Shenmue World (Shenmue Gai)—released for the Mobage social gaming platform in Japan—but it's still sad to hear word of it coming to a close. After one year of service, developer Ysnet's official site notified players that the service would be ending. More after the jump.