Swingin’ Report Show #24: We Want Shenmue 3

We all sit down to talk about Shenmue 3, the Yu Suzuki interview and Project Berkley. Barry talks about his time at the Sonic art show, I show my love for Amazon and Shigs lets us know how he ranks Sonic Generations 3DS. Oh, we also rant about the Wii U.

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12 responses to “Swingin’ Report Show #24: We Want Shenmue 3

  1. ScottishDuck says:

    Good podcast guys!

    Skynyrd is my favorite band 😛

  2. CrazyTails says:

    And another great show guys. Where’s shenmue 3 ?!!

  3. matty says:

    I’m thinking of working at Wal-Mart. During the graveyard shift. It seems like fun: http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos/page/2
    No sexy questions this week, but I still enjoyed it. Loved hearing those old magazine letters. A time when the world was still pure and hopeful.

  4. segaismysavior says:

    The only people worse than the “Where’s Shenmue 3?” folk are the “When’s SEGA making Dreamcast 2?” abominations.

    I’d love to see Shenmue 1&2 bundled on anything that’ll have it. Preferably using the Xbox engine for both games as a minimum, but stepping it up to the latest Yakuza tech would be fantastic. They “could” recreate the textures/maps/models for HD without much fuss, and reuse the same animations. A bare minimum, direct port wouldn’t sell enough to truly show SEGA that this franchise still has wings.

  5. hello says:

    i resent your comments aBout people asking for shenmue. I do it Because Im passionate aBout the game and I want the series complete.Yu suzuki himself says he wants to do it. ps of course I still Buy all the sega output. Its the duty of all sega fans. So please consider the shenmue fans Before calling them trolls thats just rude

    • George says:

      I don’t mind people asking for Shenmue, you misunderstood. I love it, I do it. But if SEGA is promoting a game like Yakuza on facebook, talk about what they are talking about. We don’t need spam and it is spam.

      Its disrespectful and isn’t going to force SEGA to take Shenmue fans seriously. Big campaigns through sites like Shenmue Dojo will bring you closer than just spamming SEGA’s facebook page.

    • Exactly what George said.

      Basically, there is a time and a place. Shenmue fans have to respect when SEGA wants to promote and announce other titles, and to not attack existing titles thinking it’s taking the place of Shenmue.

      A concentrated fan initiative does a lot more than disconnected Facebook comments. In fact I’ll bet a fan initiative would be a great way for fans to get in touch with SEGA’s community team, for a bit of one on one correspondance. Meanwhile a spam comment will only make them ignore you.

    • hello says:

      I agree with you that asking for shenmue constantly whenever there is the opportunity for direct contact with sega is annoying. but who is really is to blame for this problem sega and shenmue fans find themselves in? After 10 long years of public out cry by game journalists and petitions campaigning for shenmue 3 were all unsuccessful. largely the issue has not even been addressed by sega for a long time. Demanding the completion of the shenmue series through whatever direct contact possible with sega is all that we have left that we can do because we have done everything else!

      I might also argue that this approach is actually working. Showing that a large amount of people are still wanting to see the game when most comments on the sega facebook page are about shenmue. Only recently did we hear mike hayes say at e3 2011 that he knows there is a big demand for shenmue 3 and he specifically mentioned the constant requests for it made on facebook. So I’d say yes it may get in the way of sega’s business..but didn’t sega treat the people who bought and thought the shenmue saga would be complete badly and unfairly? I think in the case of shenmue it is fair that we put our interests before the interest of the business since sega never fulfilled the customers expectations that shenmue series would be complete . I know I won’t until sega address and confront their wrong doing and complete shenmue so we can all move on.

  6. -nSega54- says:

    ^Though it worked wonders for getting Xenoblade localized, though to be fair, asking for a localization is a hell of a lot easier than asking for a game to be made from scratch.

    I think that we need an organized movement similar to Operation Rainfall.

    • matty says:

      I’d love a Operation Project Diva. I’d get behind that, ’cause there’s so much potential behind that series and I think it’ll only get bigger.

  7. max_cady says:

    If you guys won’t ask community questions on Twitter, might as well, ask them on the forums. At least, make a topic on the SEGAbits message boards, which allows for a better filtering of weird questions and such…

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