Shenmue World is now dead [edit]


Even though we all wanted to play Shenmue City or Shenmue World (whatever you want to call it), it seems we won’t get the chance. According to Ysnet, the official developer for Shenmue Gai (the Japanese name of the game) has said that the game will cease to exist. No more updates, no more support. The site has a thank you message to all the users that played it.

This is pretty bad news for the Shenmue franchise and for hopefuls that this would lead to Shenmue III.

[Edit] It seems that this was already discussed by Yu Suzuki in an interview. Basically they are closing the mobile version of the game, but they are going to launch a ‘smart phone’ version for devices like Android and iOS.[/Edit]

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6 responses to “Shenmue World is now dead [edit]

  1. segaismysavior says:

    I thought Suzuki said in those recent interviews that it was only the mobile phone version that was ending, but smartphones still could play… or did I imagine that?

  2. Gagaman says:

    Surprised? Not really.
    Is this gonna effect any console chances of a new Shenmue? Not sure why it would, as this kind of mobile phone game things come and go all the time anyway.

  3. Barry the Nomad says:

    Perhaps Suzuki had to stop work on it to make… Shenmue 3? 😀

    (just being the optimist)

  4. Ziming says:

    Andriasang is reporting old news. Yu Suzuki has since given us an answer with Videoxoc’s interview.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8W1K6RaT_tw#t=589s

  5. Suzuki Yu says:

    like what Ziming says, the project is still alive.

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