Many claim the franchise disappeared all too soon and ever since the second (and to date, last) title, the fans have been pining for a third.

Well, maybe they'll finally get their wish . During a speech at the Game Developer Conference, designer Yu Suzuki told the crowd that Sega "is going to let him make Shenmue III ." That was like dropping a bomb on the audience, certainly, but it seems nobody could get him to talk more about the subject. We've been hearing rumors about the possibility of another Shenmue for years, but nothing has come of all that speculation. However, Sega has indeed been interested in reviving old classics and although most return in digital format, this new installment in a beloved series might be exactly what they need. The original Shenmue on the Dreamcast generated very positive reviews and a huge fan following, and many assumed it would become the next big franchise for Sega. But it fizzled after the second offering and that was that.

Maybe now's the perfect time to bring it back. The only question is, does the name "Shenmue" still hold all the cache it did at the turn of the century? Would you be interested in a third effort?

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CaptRon
CaptRon
9 years ago

**ck yeah!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I would definitely get it. They could release the first two in their Dreamcast games on PSN deal to remind folks and try to grab new fans. Provided the terrible voice acting didn't turn everyone off it could be cool.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I literally just said that to a friend..I want a third one..but also want one & two HD remakes..

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Shenmue: Classics HD. Make it happen.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

good idea about bringing the first 2 to psn to build up awareness and buzz, however, i want shenmue3 to be a full budget commercial release. i take it that's what sega planning on.

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

I agree World, bring the first 2 back and then release Shenmue 3 later! Glad Sega is releasing revivals to the classic on the Dreamcast. That system was ahead of its time. I only need one more game and I'll be the happiest guy in the world: POWERSTONE 3!!!!!!!!!!

Come on Capcom, PLEASE…we waited 10 years for Marvel Vs Capcom 3..and now we NEED POWERSTONE 3….Or at least bring back the first 2 in HD!

A2K78
A2K78
9 years ago

Look to me like Kotaku is overstating themselves, but Suzuki said nothing about actually making a Shenmue III other than than the fact funding is a big hurdle in them making one:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/33329/GDC_2011_Yu_Suzuki_Sega_Will_Probably_Let_Me_Make_Shenmue_3.php

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Hehehe offtopic but kinda related, who played Yakuza of the End demo? is already on the JPSN.

Shooting mechanics are so so to me and it looks like is a parody of all the zombie games, I watched almost all the Left4Dead zombies in the demo and Sega isn't ashamed of it, they give them presentations ala Bayoneta when you encounter a new enemy xD.

Didn't like the combat but it was a fun demo.


Last edited by Oxvial on 3/3/2011 12:13:05 PM

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

I'll still be interested despite being angry with Sega over doing nothing about completing the story of Ryo Hazuki's quest to avenge his father's death at the hands of Lan Di. I like Shenmue.

I also thought it was a slap in the face to have Ryo in Sega's All-Star Racing because they knew there were people like me angry about leaving me hanging.

Hell, look at Duke Nukem. They are finally releasing the game after 14 years. 12 years waiting for Shenmue 3 isn't so bad, I guess.

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

DNF and Shenmue 3?

It really is The End Of Days.

;P

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Never played Shenmue, but given the general acclaim for it, I'd most certainly purchase a Classics HD compilation of the first two, and likely the third soon after. Sega have been good to me with Valkyria Chronicles, so I'm going to start being good to them. Definitely picking up Yakuza 4.
Peace.

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

I am the Ultimate Fan of Ryu Ga Gotoku now how can i go back to Shenmue?
Sega please release Ryu Ga Gotoku or Yakuza PS2 HD Collection!


Last edited by Kiryu on 3/3/2011 12:57:55 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Cool. I never played Shenmue but my DreamCast owning friends loved it.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

Shenmue…

My thoughts on it can be read in the forum in the old school section.

If Yu makes it as before, and gets even more ambitious with it….then there it is. Segas greatest achievement gets what it deserves. Time MAY have caught up with Shenmue, people need to play them….two of the finest and most memorable game releases in history.

JSwayze
JSwayze
9 years ago

Wut wut What!1!!! Somebody slap me, this can't be real

One of my favorite games of all time

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

I wont get excited until i get a confrimation, but if we were to get Shenmue 3 plus 1 and 2 on the PSN i would be a very happy boy.

xslashedx
xslashedx
9 years ago

S H E N M U E III with Yakuza Kenzan graphics!
I can't wait until SEGA confirms the game in production.

p.s. Yakuza IV is coming out on March 15,2011 Tuesday.

playSTATION
playSTATION
9 years ago

forget this. i just need sly 4 and jak/daxter by naughty dog.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

Why can't we have both? What does naughty dog have to do with this at all?

playSTATION
playSTATION
9 years ago

heck bring back CRASH BANDICOOT .. 😀

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I'd love to see it. Especially considering Shenmue 2 had one of the biggest cliffhangers in gaming history. The only real reason I hold onto both of my Dreamcasts (yes, I have two) is because of Shenmue.

I just hope Sega does the series justice and releases a Shenmue 1 & 2 HD combo pack to bring gamers up to speed with an epic series that's been absent for far too long. I have to remind myself this is Sega we're talking about, so I really shouldn't hold my breath.

Akuma_
Akuma_
9 years ago

Yes! Thatd be awesome!

Loved shenmue 1 and 2.

They never finished the story, so they need to make a 3rd one. They should also make HD versions of 1 and 2. I havn't played 2 in english yet XD

Kevin555
Kevin555
9 years ago

Hell yeah!!! I still have fond memories of the Shenmue Dreamcast days & Shenmue II on the original Xbox.

Do it SEGA, get a third game happening & please for the love of god get VF5: Final Showdown out on consoles before this year is out.


Last edited by Kevin555 on 3/4/2011 1:05:23 AM

___________
___________
9 years ago

so,so, SSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hope it does come!
but, i doubt it, so much in fact i would be less surprised to open my car tomorrow and find 50M in cash sitting in the boot!

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

Never played the 1st two but heard nothing but good things about them so if they do re-release them as an hd collection I'll pick those up along with the new one.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

This would be amazing…

First good thing Sega has done in a long time. Hopefully they don't mess it up.


Last edited by Scarecrow on 3/4/2011 7:24:20 PM

Dante399
Dante399
9 years ago

Great news. I've been waiting for that for years. But I want all the series so please SEGA make them in HD and I really hope they keep the original Japanese voice act with English subtitles 😀

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

I wonder if this might mean I'll be able to play the original in some way at some point. Never owned a dreamcast. Probably the only series that was worth owning one for.

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Syxxpac
Syxxpac
9 years ago

This would definitely be one of the most anticipated game realeases ever. We have all been waiting too long for it. I had the 1st and 2nd ones on dreamcast and loved them. The 2nd I got was an import just so I could play it. That of course was before they released it on xbox but I had to have it.

Another game I would like to see a sequal to was Jade Empire…