Shenmue 3 trademark confirmed as hoax by Sega, publisher now investigating

Friday, 29th November 2013 10:06 GMT By Dave Cook

Shenmue 3 was recently trademarked online, which eventually turned out to be a hoax. Sega has now confirmed that it was nonsense and is looking into where it came from in the first place.

We covered the Shenmue 3 trademark saga this week. Hit the link to see how it all unfolded.

In a statement to CVG, a Sega spokesperson wrote, “Sega has confirmed that the recent application for the trademark of Shenmue III is a fake and is looking into the origins of this application.”

Sorry Shenmue fans. Still, Yu Suzuki is giving a Shenmue-flavoured lecture at GDC 2014. Are you holding out for an announcement? Let us know below.



  1. redwood

    it was Yu Suzuki.. on a late Friday night… after too many beers!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Mus42

    #1 That would be fantastic if true, and also a lot better than the reality which is most likely that it was some sad Troll who has way too much times on their hands.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Crapgamer

    Shenmue was an interesting game over a decade ago on the Sega Dreamcast. It’s really a niche title and that’s why no publisher wants to touch it. I would like to play HD versions of Shenmue 1 and 2, but I’m not sure I’d buy a new Shenmue game on anything.

    #3 1 year ago

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