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SEGA loses Shenmue trademark in the US

19 Feb

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And here we are again, talking about Shenmue. But no Shenmue 3 rumors or hoaxes today, just facts. In fact appears that SEGA just lost the Shenmue trademark in the US.

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SEGA trademarks Shenmue 3

27 Nov

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Just yesterday we told you about Yu Suzuki, creator of acclaimed (and unfinished) Shenmue saga, confirmed as host at the next GDC 2014 to talk about his Dreamcast classic, in a Postmortem conference.

Today we’re quite surprised to report something we didn’t expect. In fact, SEGA has trademarked Shenmue 3 on the OHIM, the Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union. Here’s you can find the details.

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Yu Suzuki will talk about Shenmue at next GDC 2014 Classic Game Postmortem

26 Nov

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And we’re here again to write about Yu Suzuki. This time is not a supposed Shenmue 3 release or some other not-veryfied small talk rumor, BUT it is Shenmue related.

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Ryo Hazuki statue by First 4 Figures is amazingly awesome

30 Apr

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Any Shenmue fan out there? We guess so! So here’s a good news!

Nop, it’s not about any project/hope/fundraising regarding Shenmue 3, but it’s still good to see that SEGA gave the license to First 4 Figures to create the most amazing and well-made statue of Ryo Hazuki you’ve ever seen!

Ryo Hazuki First 4 Figures SEGA shenmue

First 4 Figures presents Ryo Hazuki, the protagonist of the cult-classic Dreamcast game Shenmue, as the first entry in an entirely new line of SEGA All-Star statues which will look at a range of legendary characters from SEGA’s past and present. Standing at 1/6 scale, and 12 inches in height, cast in high quality polystone and painted by hand, he is stood in a ‘ready for action’ stance, ready to take on any challengers as he walks the streets of Yokosuka.

Ryo Hazuki First 4 Figures SEGA shenmue

Ryo Hazuki First 4 Figures SEGA shenmue

The statue look AMAZING and incredibly detailed. Look the below close-up to the blue-jeans…simply staggering!

Ryo Hazuki First 4 Figures SEGA shenmue

The figurine is highly limited to 350 pieces worldwide (even if a previous post by F4F said 750, so we’re not really sure about this). It comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand numbered base (that is the legendary Phoenix Mirror in case you didn’t notice), and includes an authenticity card which allows you to purchase the same number of the model next in the SEGA All-Stars series.

So what’s the price tag? Well…this beauty will cost you $169.99

Yep, it is not cheap, but if you’re already in “shut up and take my money” mood, here’s the link to pre-order it!

Shenmue 3 will be released by the end of 2014

1 Apr

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Yep, we can’t believe it too, but IT IS REAL! Yu Suzuki, after all the false news and the never started Kickstarter campaign, just announced that he found a private funder for the long-waited Shenmue 3!

Thanks to this mysterious benefactor, Suzuki has been able to buy all the unused rights of the Shenmue franchise from SEGA (we’re wondering for how much) and finally get to work on the new chapter of the saga. There are still no details about the development team and/or the precise release timing, but the Japanese designere confirmed that the game will be ready by the end of 2014 and it will be released on the current generation consoles (no words about the Wii U).

Suzuki also said that he’s recruiting talented people for the project, and that he will publish a proper press release, including all contact info for joining Team Shenmue.

So, the wait is over (oh well, it’s yet started) and the game that everybody wants is finally becoming real! Stay tuned for more upcoming infos in the next days.

* JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T NOTICE, THIS WAS AN APRIL FOOL *

Yu Suzuki is still thinking about making Shenmue 3

31 Mar

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Yes, we know. You heard this a gillion times, but every time the name Yu Suzuki meets the magic word Shenmue 3 everyone gets super hyped!

So here we are. In fact seems like Yu Suzuki (you know, the creator of Shenmue, but also of Out Run, After Burner and other SEGA evergreens) is still thinking -or let’s say, trying- to make Shenmue 3. Indeed Suzuki-san has been caught talking (and posing for the picture above) with Mark Cerny, that is PlayStation 4 lead architect…so maybe…well you know what we mean.

Here’s the original tweet by Meggan Scavio, that suggests Suzuki and Cerny are talking about some kind of strategy for the game:

But this is not all folks, indeed here’s another tweet by Brandon Sheffield that met Yu Suzuki during last week’s GDC:

So, looks like something is happening…we’ll see. Stay tuned and finger crossed!