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Shenmue 2 Prototype Discovered, Ryo Hazuki Becomes Yu Suzuki!

Saturday, May 21st, 2022

The wonderful people at SEGA Dreamcast Info have managed to acquire and archive an early build of Shenmue II from April 11th 2001 that features a multitude of differences when compared to the final game. The most interesting discovery is that art assets of the game’s director Yu Suzuki are included in this build, and SEGA Dreamcast Info have also released a version of the prototype that changes Ryo’s character model so that you can play as Yu Suzuki instead. You can see him in action via the embed below:

A full article about every difference in this prototype can be accessed by clicking here. A download link for this prototype and the Yu Suzuki version are also included at the end of the article. Once again we have to say a huge, “thank you” to the team at SEGA Dreamcast Info for preserving this amazing piece of SEGA development history.

[Source: SEGA Dreamcast Info Preservation Games]

Shenmue the Animation Debuts February 5th 2022, New Trailer Released | Video Spotlight

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

A brand new trailer for Shenmue the Animation has debuted and with it we also get the news that the series will start airing on February 5th 2022 via Adult Swim. Check it out using the embed below:

Shenmue the Animation will be a 13 episode animated series that adapts the events of both Shenmue 1 & 2. The series is being distributed in the West by Adult Swim and Crunchy Roll and is being directed by Sakurai Chikara of Telecom Animation Film Studios and managed by Sola Entertainment.

Watch the First Trailer for Shenmue the Animation | Video Spotlight

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Announced back in September 2020, Shenmue the Animation will be a 13 episode animated series that adapts the events of both Shenmue 1 & 2. The series is being distributed in the West by Adult Swim and Crunchy Roll and now we finally have our first look at the series in action. Check it out via the embed below:

Shenmue the Animation will debut on Adult Swim and Crunchy Roll at some point in 2022. The series will be directed by Sakurai Chikara of Telecom Animation Film Studios and managed by Sola Entertainment.

[Source: Kotaku]

Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Announce Shenmue ~the Animation~, 13-Episode Anime Series

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Shenmue is to get an anime adaptation from Crunchyroll and Adult Swim, it has been announced.

A joint venture between the two networks, Shenmue ~The Animation~ will be directed by Sakurai Chikara of Telecom Animation Film Studios (better known as SEGA’s own TMS), and managed by Sola Entertainment. Yu Suzuki is on board too, as executive producer.

From the sounds of things, it’ll be a 13-episode retelling of the original games; both Ryo’s search in Japan and Hong Kong are mentioned, suggesting we’ll be seeing Shenmue II adapted too.

No information on a projected release date is known yet, but we’ll let you know if anything is announced on that front.

[ Source – #Jobs ]

New Promotional Material Section Opened Alongside New Additions to Home Video Section | Merchandise

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

A brand new sub-section in our Merchandise section has now been opened and it is dedicated solely to promotional material for SEGA products. Alongside this new section are some new additions to our Home Video section. See below for the full list of additions:

– Drop Dead Sonic the Hedgehog Clothing Line Flyer added to Promotional Material
– Sonic Heroes/Worms 3D Free Ringtones/Logos Leaflet added to Promotional Material
– SEGA Moba Leaflet added to Promotional Material
– SEGA Sponsors of the Canon/Williams Team Postcard added to Promotional Material
– Sonic Adventure 2 Magazine Advert added to Promotional Material
– Sonic X McDonalds Happy Meal Colouring Page added to Promotional Material
– Sonic Riders Zero Gravity S8board Sticker Sheets added to Promotional Material
House of the Dead (2003 Film) added to Home Video section
House of the Dead II: Dead Aim (2005 Film) added to Home Video section
Shenmue: The Movie added to Home Video section

Shenmue III Launch Trailer | Video Spotlight

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

It feels bizarre writing the words ‘Shenmue III launch trailer’ but it’s here and the game is nearly upon us. 18 years after the release of Shenmue II, we can finally experience the next chapter in Yu Suzuki’s open world opus. Click the embed below to watch the latest preview of Shenmue III in action:

Shenmue III launches on PS4 and PC via the Epic Games Store on the 19th of November 2019. The game has been developed by Ys Net and is being published by Deep Silver under license from SEGA.

New Shenmue 3 Trailer Showcases In-Game Environments | Video Spotlight

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The Tokyo Games Show is underway and with it comes a fresh Shenmue III trailer. In this video we get a detailed look at some of the environments in and around the Bailu Village in Guilin. Check it out below:

Shenmue III is in development at Yu Suzuki’s Ys Net studio and is due out for PC and PS4 on November 19th 2019.

New Shenmue Easter Egg Discovered: Nozomi Jumps into Action!

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

A fascinating new discovery has been made in the original Shenmue – a certain set of conditions can trigger a fight scene where Nozomi joins Ryo in the action.

According to the fine folk at PhatomRiverStone.com, this scene can be triggered by visiting Sakuragaoka park before 7pm on a sunny or snowy day after Ryo’s brawl at the Heartbeats Bar. However, you must make your visit after the Heartbeats Bar brawl and before Ryo visits the tattoo parlor, which is the next location in Ryo’s quest.

Click the below embed to see what happens in the fight at Sakuragaoka park once the conditions have been successfully met:

For full details on how to trigger this fight scene in Shenmue, head on over to PhantomRiverStone.com’s post on the easter egg as they go into far more detail about the additional requirements that are needed to trigger this event.

[Source: PhantomRiverStone.com]

13 Minutes of In-Game Shenmue III Footage | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

UPDATE 11:29
Even more in-game Shenmue III footage! This time it’s Ryo chopping wood:

UPDATE 09:00
More footage is also available on IGN Japan’s YouTube that showcases Ryo training and sparring. Check it out:

ORIGINAL STORY
We’ve seen plenty of in-engine cinematics and cut-scenes from Shenmue III, but until now we’ve never seen what the actual game plays like. IGN have now made 13 and a half minutes of in-game action available to watch and you can do so by clicking the embed below:

Well that certainly looks like Shenmue! Shenmue III launches for PC and PS4 on November 19th. The game is being published by Deep Silver under license from SEGA and will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC.

Shenmue III Collector’s Edition Coming to North America Through Limited Run Games

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Limited Run Games will be producing a collector’s edition version of Shenmue III for the North American market.

The contents include a copy of the game, a replica double-sided dragon/phoenix mirror, a sticker sheet, a selection of embroidered patches and a Shoji door light box desk lamp. Pre-orders will go live for this edition at a later date via Limited Run Games’ website.

Limited Run Games also ship worldwide so there is nothing stopping people outside North America from ordering this collector’s edition. We will update this story when we learn more about when pre-orders will go live to the public.

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