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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Apr 13th 2018 at 7:19:59 PM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Apr 13th 2018 at 7:49:58 PM

[up] Just in time for Shenmue III! grin

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Apr 13th 2018 at 7:56:57 PM

So it’s Sega releasing I and II while III is a different company?

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
AnotherGuy Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Apr 13th 2018 at 11:16:06 PM

The full presser:

EGA® Europe Ltd. is proud to announce that the pioneering epic saga Shenmue™ I & II is to be re-released for a new generation. Get ready to go on a thrilling voyage across faithful recreations of Japan and Hong Kong, China, in a timeless tale of revenge and mystery when Shenmue I & II launches both physically and digitally on PlayStation® 4 and Xbox® One with a PC release on Steam in 2018.

Since their original release, Shenmue I & II have established a passionate following and are revered as one of gaming's greatest series of all time. These revolutionary masterpieces deliver a gripping story of retribution as Ryo Hazuki sets out to avenge his father's death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artefact known as the Dragon Mirror.

Shenmue I & II comes complete with the original feature set that defined modern gaming, including enthralling jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, and RPG elements in addition to memorable mini-games. Shenmue I & II is set within engrossing real-time open worlds that feel truly alive thanks to day-to-night cycles and weather changes, with a population of civilians who follow their own schedules.

This is the definitive version of these all-time classics and will be the best Shenmue experience to date. The re-release will stay true to the originals with modernised features including fully scalable screen resolution, choice of modern or classic control schemes, PC graphics options, an updated user interface and the option to enjoy either the original Japanese or English voiceovers.

The physical and digital editions will be available to pre-order from first party stores, Steam and US and EMEA retailers soon. For all the latest information on Shenmue I & II, head over to: https://shenmue.sega.com/

Vertigo_High Touch The Sky
Touch The Sky
Apr 14th 2018 at 11:07:13 AM

It's happening.

It's really happening.

Shenmue HD is finally happening, and with both games. For like 30 bucks. Dude.

dude

dude

This value is INSANE! Sooooooooooo gonna get it. I love Shenmue!

Apr 14th 2018 at 12:28:00 PM

My only question is how Shenmue will hold up in the wake of the Yakuza series.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
ElfenLiedFan90 The Messiah and the Cult Leader from Jakarta,Indonesia Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
The Messiah and the Cult Leader
Apr 19th 2018 at 10:12:20 AM

I've been trying to check Shenmue and it's sequel. How's the game and it's story btw?

CAN YOU DIG IT!!? Current story that I made.
Demongodofchaos2 Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Apr 19th 2018 at 11:20:23 AM

Its a classic story of a young man trying to find the man who killed his father and avenging him.

It's gameplay is a predecessor to Yakuza, right down to how QTE's are done in both, and its Wide Open Sandbox was a major influence on the genre, with even the creators of GTA saying that they were influenced by Shenmue's directly.

Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Apr 19th 2018 at 12:11:09 PM

[up][up][up] I mean, for me personally having a different tone and finishing the story is pretty key. Even if the gameplay is the same as the original (which, let's face it, is largely left in the dust by Yakuza at this point), that would make me pretty happy.

That said, keeping more of the RPG elements of Shenmue (moves getting stronger, for example... for that matter, picking moves at all) and things like dates (as in June 7, etc) would be great. Hell, I could see the game borrowing a bit from the Persona series in terms of relationships (assuming it gets back into a city).

... I still think Kazuma is a grown up Ryo. Though Yakuza 0 kinda shits on that idea.

edited 19th Apr '18 12:11:39 PM by Larkmarn

Demongodofchaos2 Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
Apr 19th 2018 at 12:22:10 PM

The idea of Shenmue and Yakuza taking place in the same universe can work still.

Apr 19th 2018 at 12:29:24 PM

[up]Lau Ka Long is Lan Di in all but name.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Apr 19th 2018 at 1:07:26 PM

[up][up] Actually, yeah, you're right. I looked it up and Yakuza 0 is set in 1988.

Shenmue II takes place in early 1987. That's enough time to Ryo to join the Yakuza. Sure.

Vertigo_High Touch The Sky
Touch The Sky
Apr 19th 2018 at 1:25:18 PM

What's amazing to me is that kowloon in shenmue 2 no longer exists IRL. It was demolished in the early 90s. One of the most fascinating cities in recent history.

Lol the only thing about shenmue 2 I'm NOT looking forward too is ghost hall building, aka QTE Hell.

Apr 21st 2018 at 6:28:58 AM

Here's a question: How would the franchise work if it got an anime deal?

Mizerous Fallen Maiden from Remnant Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Fallen Maiden
May 16th 2018 at 1:39:26 PM

According to the backer update sent out.

Deep Silver today announce that their upcoming release Shenmue III has been moved and will now release in 2019.

The extra time will be used to polish the quality of the game even further, to the high standards it deserves and release the product in the best possible timeframe.

Deep Silver? More like deep shit ehhh? EHHHH?!

Burning with revenge.
ZeroDozer Incinerate! ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!! from Santo André, SP, Brazil Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
BorneAgain Trope on a Rope from Last House on the Right
Trope on a Rope
May 17th 2018 at 3:45:03 AM

A Deep Silver published video game funded by kickstarter and overseen by a highly regarded creator... being delayed?

Why, that's the kind of thing that'll make people cry like an anime fan on prom night.

Still waiting for a Legion of Losers movie...
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
May 17th 2018 at 10:35:15 AM

[up]Except Yu Suzuki isn't a businessman. (At least, I don't think he is?)

Actually, here's a thought: why doesn't SEGA publish Shenmue 3? They're bringing back the last 2 games, aren't they? So why not publish the new one?

More to the point, is it possible to switch publishers at this stage or would there be so much red tape and paperwork that it might bring more harm than good?

edited 17th May '18 10:37:03 AM by TargetmasterJoe

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Mizerous Fallen Maiden from Remnant Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Fallen Maiden
May 17th 2018 at 10:37:20 AM

I would trust Deep Shi- err Silver Mighty #9 did come out, and it was better than nothing. :V

Burning with revenge.
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
May 17th 2018 at 10:44:49 AM

[up] Except Shenmue 3 should go higher instead of settling for "better than nothing."

Come to think of it, have there ever been any good games from Deep Silver? Like, at all?

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PhysicalStamina i can't be bothered to make any new avatars from why are the roads so damn wide Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
i can't be bothered to make any new avatars
May 17th 2018 at 11:23:27 AM

Actually, here's a thought: why doesn't SEGA publish Shenmue 3?

So you want the game to go to one hated publisher to another?

May 17th 2018 at 6:11:28 PM

Sega doesn’t need Shenmue. They have Yakuza.

Although if that somehow led to an Amon as a boss in Shenmue...

edited 17th May '18 6:12:04 PM by Beatman1

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Demongodofchaos2 Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Aug 21st 2018 at 6:37:40 AM

August 27th, 2019

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
Aug 21st 2018 at 6:46:39 AM

[up]So all the delays have led to another year of waiting?

Shin Ryu Ga Gokuto might come out first.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."

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