Shenmue III confirmed

AM2 reiterates that Ryo Hazuku's adventures will continue beyond Shenmue II.

As part of the latest update on the official AM2 Web site, the director of planning for Sega's AM2 division has confirmed that it currently plans to develop Shenmue III. This announcement comes as no surprise, as the ending of Shenmue II hinted that the series would continue, and Sega has commented that the Shenmue epic is far from complete and the story of Ryo Hazuku and Shenhua needs to be continued. Although a specific platform was not revealed, judging from the fact Shenmue II is now being released on the Xbox, it is likely that the third installment will also appear on Microsoft's console.

With Shenmue II set for release in North America in fall 2002 on the Xbox, we don't expect Shenmue III to be released in that territory anytime soon.

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super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

Okay, I tracked the no reference number to a person (Y2Kev) on NeoGaf saying:

lacks applicant ref numbers, so it's fake. Also y'all who believe this don't talk no sense. All got poo brains. Poo brains. 

Apparently this automatically proves the trademark is fake because the thread was closed down immediately afterward and many sites have updated their articles claiming the trademark is fake.

Now everything makes sense (sarcasm) beside this one little point:

The GDC conference wasn't announced until yesterday (Nov 26) but the trademark was published on (Nov 25).

Also one other small detail that may or may not be true. The application is still under examination, meaning it has not been authorized or perhaps not even looked at yet. Would a trademark company give a reference number to every application before approving it? 

The trademark application does have a trademark # but why would anything that isn't approved yet require an applicant's reference #. Especially when said application could be revoked.

I have a hard time understanding why one person's comment (which by the way was rude & childish) could be taken with so much authority.

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

This is not a real confirmation of Shenmue III but I would like to have a discussion of the subject. Mainly the recent GDC announcement and the real/fake Shenmue III name trademark.

0m39AX
0m39AX

Still waiting. I've signed for more than one petition to have this released at last.

Yama
Yama

Good times... :(

Dovahkiinknight
Dovahkiinknight

With Shenmue II set for release in North America in fall 2002 on the Xbox, we don't expect Shenmue III to be released in that territory anytime soon.

they got this right well at least for know !!!!! im still waiting Sega is teasing us alot though

 

Lazay727
Lazay727

i love shenmue 3, I will buy as many copies as possible.

Drano5050
Drano5050

Til this day there has never been a game comparable to shenmue's unique storyline, gameplay and fighting mechanics. They hear us demanding for it, so why are they waiting so long to give us a trilogy?!

RateUp2010
RateUp2010

Maybe this game would become a reboot and this game will arrive in platforms Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS known as Shenmue 3D.

darkslayerM
darkslayerM

the best game i ever play .. shenmue 3 for nintendo wii please

Re-Skull
Re-Skull

there is no reason to release any shenmue ! not about money , story , team work or other ordinaries ... two last games has released at an old-discontinued console , dream cast (but one the bests for sure) must of new gamers and middle gamers maybe didn't play the two olds , and gimme a reason for playing an adventure-story based game like shenmue , why it should get play with someone that did not played the main stories in old days... maybe if they release the shenmue 1 & 2 for new generation and 3 too ... then a reason borns with gamers ...

EmporioLove
EmporioLove

Ok, why is this so difficult? Put the game out already, its been nearly a decade now.

rabidjack
rabidjack

oooh and put shenmue 1&2 on the disk too

rabidjack
rabidjack

shenmoo 2 was my sunday morning game, im soo hoping 3 wont be too long

SquareEnixFan13
SquareEnixFan13

I just got Shenmue 2 today and while adding it to my collection I found this article....anyway I really hope they make a third one, I haven't started playing it yet but I get the feeling that I'll like it. :D

ffviiifreak
ffviiifreak

this was announced in 2001 so don't get your hopes up also I'm here because wierd enough I had a dream that I was playing it not in it but playing it and that it was an exclusive sneak peak I alone was given wierd huh?

inchabolas9000
inchabolas9000

Shenmue 2 was such a great game i love it, I hope that they tell us when they are going to sell it

IchigoNoTenshi
IchigoNoTenshi

As much as I would love to see Shenmue 3 on the PS3, its more likely that it'll turn up on the XBox 360 (I THINK that Microsoft still has exclusivity rights to Shenmue). I hope they don't, because I'm sure Sega are fully aware that releasing a game on multiple mediums increases the profit made from sales. Let's see this game make it through the development studio!

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

Shenmue was my absolute favourite game of all time, i spent weeks captivated by that game. Shenmue 2 was also very good although i didnt enjoy it as much as the first because of the labourious jobs you had to do, but if this game is ever released i will be the happiest gamer alive! I just hope and pray that somewhere, somebody is working on Shenmue 3. I would love it to be on PC but if it happened to be on PS3 i would even shell out for one without hesitation. Shenmue should get the respect it sorely deserves and a final sequel should be made to finish of one of the greatest gaming trilogy's of my lifetime.

J4F8
J4F8

I'll say it loud and I'll say it clear: The day that SEGA releases SHENMUE 3 (PS3) will be the day that I'll have nothing more to play.

Sagar_livingfor
Sagar_livingfor

i want shenmue 3 in xbox 360 pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzz

guydenton
guydenton

I want Shenmue too that game for dreamcast was the game that built my interest in RPGs as a lil kid. It would have my preorder for the 360 hands down.

76850392
76850392

I am so glad it's "confirmed" instead of "rumored". It'd be interesting if they put ALL the Shenmue games on the same system as Shenmue III...

ShenmueAddict
ShenmueAddict

please Suzuki San I Want TO Play Shenmue 3 Before death Pleeeeeease

mep69
mep69

i WANT SHENMUE 3 !!!!!!!

aznboyeeee
aznboyeeee

hey BrandonCalvin. there are now more then 49,000 people proven to want this game! 56,789 in total! wats gunna happen now!!!!!?????

hmojo52
hmojo52

why would they waste time on a project like shenmue online what the hell is that. Now they wasted time and money on that BS instead of putting it into something that has an actual decent demand like SHENMUE 3.

hmojo52
hmojo52

ME TOOOOOOOOO!!! What the hell is taking so damn long. At least give us news about it. I have played the first 2 over an over I need the next one VERY SOON. It doesnt even matter when just as long as it comes out

I_X_I_NiNjA_X
I_X_I_NiNjA_X

COMEOUT ALL READY!!!, this is really making me angry seeing that I dont have the full collection of this game. Its simply an amazing story with incredible music in it, I wouldnt care even if it was the same graphics, I just want to finish this game where I started talk about a true cliff hanger!

Sserv
Sserv

If Sega actually announced this game again, I would be so happy that I would literally cry for hours. I believe that one day, this game will get revived.

Iqen
Iqen

Come on!! 7 whole years!

K_A_R
K_A_R

its been about 7 years..... how much more :(

K_A_R
K_A_R

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moojan
moojan

we still waiting thes game

in2DarKneSs
in2DarKneSs

this post is ancient! any news on whether it is currently valid or is it just old news?

Acid_rain82
Acid_rain82

Shenmue I & II are total wicked! Can't wait for Shenmue III

drdreadd
drdreadd

hey, everyone join the facebook shenmue 3 campaign. "Shenmue III - One day, it will come" we're gathering members fast, and we got all the newest scoops on Shenmue 3

Mr_Impossible
Mr_Impossible

Hopefully the sequel will come out on the Xbox 360 I like the previous games but no one knows when they will realese it.

Iceman_2049
Iceman_2049

It will be released. Oh yes, It Will be released!

comfnumb82
comfnumb82

yeah, i hope it is going to be released eventualy, i HATE when stories go unresolved