Should Nintendo/Wii U try to secure Shenmue III?

#1 Edited by SolidGame_basic (16825 posts) -

Much like how they were able to get Bayonetta 2? I think that would be super sweet and a good fit for the system. The Gamepad would be really useful for a game like that too since you can use the touch screen to interact with characters/environment.

#2 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3474 posts) -

Oh yeah.

#3 Posted by locopatho (20177 posts) -

No. There won't be a Shenmue III and even if there was, very people would care. Simply too long since those games were "the big thing".

Nintendo should secure Actraiser 3 :3

#4 Posted by lawlessx (46558 posts) -

putting Shenmue 3 on a single platform is such a terrible idea.

#5 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7204 posts) -

I doubt it would sell much no matter what platform it was released for.

#6 Posted by lawlessx (46558 posts) -

I doubt it would sell much no matter what platform it was released for.

it would sell if it's a good game.

#7 Posted by Arach666 (23018 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

putting Shenmue 3 on a single platform is such a terrible idea.

It´s the only way I can see it happening,no one(sony/ms/nintendo) is gonna fund the game if it isn´t exclusive to their platform and that´s assuming any of them would be actually interested in doing so in the first place. Crowdfunding ain´t gonna happen either,not at the scale a project like Shenmue 3 would need anyway.

#8 Posted by DocSanchez (1565 posts) -

No. It's not Nintendo so no one would buy it. And therefore a lot of people would be prevented from playing it.

#9 Edited by superbuuman (2683 posts) -

Yes Nintendo should try to secure Shenmue 3, not because of the gamepad, but because Wii U needs as many as exclusives as possible since its lacking 3rd parties multiplat games...but Nintendo won't do it. :P

#10 Posted by Pffrbt (6528 posts) -

No. Neither of the Shenmue games are fun.

#11 Edited by Pffrbt (6528 posts) -

No. It's not Nintendo so no one would buy it. And therefore a lot of people would be prevented from playing it.

Not nearly as many that would be prevented from playing it were it to not exist at all.

#12 Edited by iloveatlus (255 posts) -

Hell no. I would want Shenmu III to be on a more powerful game console such as the Xbone & Ps4.

#13 Posted by starwolf474 (552 posts) -

I don't understand why some people still think that Shenmue 3 has any chance of ever being made.

The Shenmue series has never turned a profit and that was back in the days when games were cheaper to make and Japanese games were more popular; the game would be an even bigger financial disaster in the modern era.

There is no company that is going to fund a sequel for a series that has always lost money. That would not be a smart business move.

#14 Posted by lamprey263 (23156 posts) -

no, but they should try to secure rights to publish the previous Shenmue titles on the Wii U, that might be easier to accomplish

#15 Posted by tysonwritesel (2267 posts) -

From what I gathered Suzuki-san seemed to be on the fence or MAYBE he'd do it. If the team and budget is right it could be really good. Shenmue does deserve to be finished one way or the other. Even if it's released as a book.

#16 Edited by wolverine4262 (19050 posts) -

Yeah, thats what the Wii U needs...

#17 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2563 posts) -
@lawlessx said:

@YearoftheSnake5 said:

I doubt it would sell much no matter what platform it was released for.

it would sell if it's a good game.

That's not a guarantee. Great games sell terribly all the time.

#18 Posted by KBFloYd (13176 posts) -

what for? to get sega fanboys on board....wiiu will have 2 exclusive sonic games....the sega fans that wanted to be early adopters are already here.

but yea whatever id buy it..blah blah

#19 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26272 posts) -

@lawlessx said:
@YearoftheSnake5 said:

I doubt it would sell much no matter what platform it was released for.

it would sell if it's a good game.

Because it's not like the likes of Beyond Good and Evil, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, Okami, and TimeSplitters: Future Perfect were bombs... OH WAIT!

#20 Posted by Senor_Kami (8336 posts) -

@lawlessx said:
@YearoftheSnake5 said:

I doubt it would sell much no matter what platform it was released for.

it would sell if it's a good game.

Because it's not like the likes of Beyond Good and Evil, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, Okami, and TimeSplitters: Future Perfect were bombs... OH WAIT!

Don't forget to add in Shenmue and Shenmue II.

#21 Edited by trugs26 (5294 posts) -

Shemnue 3 is one of those vocal minority things. Or people being vocal for the sake of nostalgia. Yes, I loved the game. But I probably wouldn't care if a new one came out now.

#22 Posted by sakaiXx (51 posts) -

wasn't sony and that shenmue creator guy doing some stuff together ? shenmue 3 confirmed !?

#23 Posted by stuff238 (617 posts) -

If I ever get a billion dollars, I will gladly fund the entire game myself. Pray for me guys.

#24 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (17341 posts) -

I loved the original Shenmue. I never played part 2.

The games are big time cult status but as far as actual sales goes and appeal this would be a waste of time on the Wii U's part. Unless it wants to be known as the "cult game system" it needs real powerhouse third party support. Not niche games.

#25 Posted by no-scope-AK47 (2728 posts) -

Putting any major exclusive on the wii u is a bad idea due to the low sales. Even major 3rd party games don't sell on the wii pew. If you want to play Shenmue grab a emulator.

#26 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6986 posts) -

I would only play it if they put HD versions of the first two games on the platform as well.

#27 Posted by nini200 (9604 posts) -

If they did, this would piss fanboys off to a new extreme lol

I'd love them to secure it for that reason alone lol