Shenmue III to be published by Deep Silver


It’s a bit late here on the east coast at time of writing, but it’s never too late to report on new goings-on with Shenmue III. The latest development is that publisher Deep Silver has partnered with the YS NET team to publish the game worldwide. Deep Silver has published several renowned titles, including Saints Row, Metro, as well as assisting with SEGA-related titles like Persona 5 in Europe, and Yakuza Kiwami later this year in the same region. At time of writing, a press release regarding this development has not been released, but once it has, we’ll work to update this article with updated information.

Other news includes definitive schedules for Gamescom-related events. If you’re heading there this year, then August 23rd and 24th will be the dates to mark for a Yu Suzuki meet & greet.

7th Dragon developer teaming up with SEGA again

[Teaser image for upcoming game]

Imageepoch Inc. had a huge conference in Japan where they announced a bunch of titles. How many is a bunch? Like 8 titles, not including the SEGA published one. Now that is a ton of work. They also announced they are ‘publishing’ titles now. But just because they are publisher, they aren’t a developer for hire.
If you remember 7th Dragon, a DS RPG that never made it to America, released in 2009. Well, they developed it. They announced they have another RPG to announce and SEGA will be publishing. The game should be out in the middle of 2011 (So spring/summer?). When the announcement was made, the over world theme of 7th Dragon was playing, could this be a possible sequel?

Most likely the title will be announced for Nintendo’s 3DS platform, since SEGA said they had 6 3DS titles planned for 2011. Will we get this one in America? Maybe.

[Via: The Forums]

Platinum Games & SEGA negotiating future titles

We have always known that SEGA and Platinum Games deal would come to an end after Vanquish. Seems that the developer knows they now have the ability to strike a better deal with SEGA and they are negotiating.

“For the future of our partnership, of course, it’s not something that we alone can decide. Sega has its stance, and we have ours, but if Sega asks us to make something we might take the offer.”

Joystiq has said that Platinum Games wants to ‘create their own ip’, but I think they read the quote wrong.

“So as a studio we would like to do both [new IP and sequels], but the whole point of Platinum Games is to create our own IP, that’s what we do.”

I think what Inaba mean’t is that Platinum Games makes their own new IPs, as in their ideas, not SEGA’s and they will continue to do so. Doesn’t sound like he talks about ownership of the IPs. We already know since TGS that SEGA has more plans with Platinum Games and that Platinum Games is working on a massive online title.

Future looks bright and I can’t want to see what Platinum Games comes up with next.

[Source: Develop]