Rumour: Shenmue III for E3 (omglolwtf)

Friday, 30th May 2008 11:35 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Jesus. There’s no need for this. Spanish site Meristation’s rumouring that the game Sega recently signed an Unreal Engine license extension for is Shenmue III, and that the game will be on show in some form at E3.

We’ve left Sega a voicemail. We expect to get laughed at later on today.

Thanks, Manuel!



  1. mart

    No need for what?

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Blerk

    No need for Shenmue 3.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. mart

    Kill yourself.

    Edit: Sorry, that was harsh. :)

    #3 7 years ago
  4. pleasant_cabbage

    /hears the faint hiss of a 1000 fanboys weeing themselves in anticipation

    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike

    No need for a rumour that’s about as true as something that’s so not true it’s untrue.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. mart

    Phew Pat. Thought you were saying something terrible there. There’s always time for Shenmue.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. patlike

    Shenmue, mart, was *fucking* shit. The most ridiculous experiment in games.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. mart


    I love it.

    I don’t think you and I are ever going to be able to align on taste are we?

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Whizzo

    Shenmue was great, chances of this happening are zero though and using UE for it seems even more unlikely.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. patlike

    mart: I’m sure there are some things we both like. We just haven’t found them yet :)

    Shenmue was amazing but so incredibly dull. I remember waiting for a bus, and Paul Davies telling me about the forklift truck race thing. So boring.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    I’m in the “Shenmue was shit” camp… but I’m not against the fans getting another game. =)

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I’ve never played Shenmue, but its fanboys never fail to be entertaining. :-D

    #12 7 years ago
  13. mart

    It was dull, you’re right, but it drew me in anyway in a sleepy kind of “oh this nice la la la” sort of way. And I thought the fighting sections were fun. Still, this was ages ago, I might hate it if I played it now.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. ecu

    Shenmue IS shit, but I still love it. Just because it’s rubbish, doesn’t mean I have to dislike it. It’s a game that has almost no gameplay of any kind, it’s really slow paced and it has terrible voice acting. A bit like Resident Evil, no? A game which is one of my very very favourite series, yet I’d still say they are (4 aside) not very good games. Shenmue just has something about it.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. patlike

    I reckon if you played it now you wouldn’t get past the first 10 minutes.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. mart

    Same could be said of some of the greatest games ever, tbh.

    #16 7 years ago
  17. patlike

    Such as?

    #17 7 years ago
  18. mart

    I dunno, lots :)

    I just find going back to any really old game I love, it’s fun to reminisce for a bit, but it never really grabs me again and keeps me coming back. I tried to play the old GTAs recently for example, and find it extremely hard to go back to them.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. Blerk

    I tried to play the PC version of the first GTA just the other day and it’s complete dog shit.

    #19 7 years ago
  20. patlike

    haha :D

    The only old games that really hold up for me are the Mario titles. I love them so much. They’re perfect. I could play Super Mario World, Super Mario III, etc, all day.

    Zelda, on the other hand: dogshit.

    #20 7 years ago
  21. Spiral

    I wouldn’t say dogshit. Some absolutely horrible design decisions in them though. God damn flippers.

    #21 7 years ago
  22. patlike

    There are bits in them that require ludicrous leaps of logic coupled with no hints as to what to do. They drive me mad. Every single time, I find myself just standing othere completely clueless about what to do. This normally coincides with me switching off the console.

    #22 7 years ago
  23. Spiral

    Yup. Frankly if I hadn’t played the newer ones I doubt I could have completed LttP. I was playing it alongside someone who rates it as one of the best games ever and there were times even he couldn’t tell me what to do.

    #23 7 years ago
  24. patlike

    Didn’t even touch Twilight Princess. There aren’t enough hours in a life.

    #24 7 years ago
  25. Blerk

    TP’s not that long. I cleared it in about 30 hours or so, I think. It only takes a gazillion years if you’re stupidly anal about collecting/seeing every single tiny little thing in the entire world.

    #25 7 years ago
  26. patlike

    Wow, I thought it was much longer. I’m sure a few people said to me it took them 70 hours.

    #26 7 years ago
  27. Blerk

    Yeah, well they’re fucking nutters. :-D

    #27 7 years ago
  28. morriss

    I bought Beyond Good and Evil on the PS2 today for a tenner. What do I win?

    #28 7 years ago
  29. wz

    I cleared the first one with a friend in a day-night-day session. About 30 hours or so.

    #29 7 years ago
  30. mortiferus

    Shenmue was more of an experience than a game, but a very good experience at that. In a way Shenue was a precursor to games like GTA IV, with it’s AI driven populous and night day cycle amongst other features. I really hope Sega closes the series with a final game, or heck how aout a CGI production, darn it just give us closure. :)

    #30 7 years ago
  31. Azuma

    I don’t care what any of you say. Shenmue was a great game and an incredible experience.

    Patlike, your credibility went to shit as soon as you called Zelda “dogshit.”

    #31 7 years ago
  32. morriss


    #32 7 years ago
  33. patlike

    Azuma: :D

    *actually laughing*

    #33 7 years ago
  34. njc3190

    This article reminded me of the day I walked into that games shop and how grateful i am that just by chance picked this game up off the shelf and bought it. There’s absolutely no deying the game’s beauty and cinematic quality, even if some of you out there found Shenmue to be boring. It has this immersive feel to it, beautiful and interactive envirnoments and it was far ahead of its time. It’s by no means crap! I’m all for a Shenmue 3 release.

    #34 7 years ago

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