The word Shenmue hits like a dagger in our hearts everytime we read it
A single screenshot of the ambitious open-world title single-handedly sold us on SEGA's new Dreamcast console way back in the late 90's, and Yu Suzuki's sprawling adventure has held a special place in our hearts ever since. We still remember getting the game on Christmas morning, only to fall victim to the infamous Disc 3 bug..
We're not sure we can take the constant "will they, won't they" drama pertaining to the development of Shenmue III anymore
We want the game more than you could possibly imagine, but wanting it means we've had to take our fair share of heartache too. We're just not sure how much our feeble ticker can withstand. Take the latest comments made by Yu Suzuki at this week's GDC conference. The industry..
Piling on the heart-ache, 1Up's currently running a massive retrospective on SEGA legend Yu Suzuki
Why should you care about Yu Suzuki? Because he's the guy behind Shenmue. We all know Shenmue is the best thing since sliced bread. Shenmue is so good, we're still writing about it ten years later on a website dedicated to a platform it never released on. Speaking with 1Up, Suzuki's revealed that..
Shenmue creator, Yu Suzuki, revealed his new Shenmue mobile phone title at a press conference yesterday
Honestly, it looks terrible. Still, it means the Shenmue franchise is alive once more, allowing Yu Suzuki to tell Famitsu magazine how much he'd like to make the long anticipated Shenmue III. I want to make three with the same volume as in the past, he said. There have actually been a lot..
Stop teasing us like this SEGA
It's actually starting to hurt. Everytime we read the words "Shenmue III" it's like a dagger to our heart. We want the game so bad, but no matter how many times it's mentioned, we know it's never coming out. SEGA West's top gaffer is the latest to mention the esteemed franchise. Mike Hayes told CVG that Shenmue III is never off the cards, stating "never..
Chalk up the heartbreak, cry a few tears and get over it
Ex-Shenmue sound designer Osamu Murata has claimed he's "certain" Shenmue's creator, Yu Suzuki, wanted to bring the franchise to PlayStation 3 or XBOX 360. Murata's comments followed last week's announcement that the Shenmue franchise was to return on the Japan-only social network service Mobage-town. Murata reckons that the game is..
With E3 speculation reaching an all-time high (we're finding it hard to keep our excitement for both E3 and the World Cup in check), the blogosphere's literally bulging with rumours of megaton-esque announcements from every corner of the industry. We've put together a list of some of the most frequent rumours, and why they're...
A recent interview with SEGA in Japanese gaming publication, Famitsu, hinted that the company are curious to dole out the Shenmue franchise to any buying platform-holder
In fact, the translation hints that the company would be willing to develop the elusive final installment in the acclaimed franchise exclusively so long as a party such as Sony funded the project. Sony, we say get on the phone. Not..
You can't expect us to type anything after a trailer as epic as that can you? Shenmue is one of our favourite video game franchises ever, and to see Ryo Hazuki riding his iconic motorcycle (and then latterly his forklift) through Green Hill Zone puts us close to tears. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing may be the clumsiest name in video...
If there's one thing we convince ourselves is going to happen every year, it's Shenmue III
In fact, we've always secretly harboured high hopes that SEGA would announce a Playstation 3 iteration, what with the Yakuza series faring so well on Sony's black behemoth. Sadly, with the news of Yu Suzuki's retirement, comes the damning realisation that it's not going to happen. Suzuki, whose job position..