Shenmue III will be a movie! WTF!?

Tony Skyrunner

New Member
Boys and girls, read this interview:

Yu Suzuki

and try not to cry


Well, at least it'll sell more than the games, I think. Anyway, that's sad ???
 

racketboy

Member
Eeh... not a HUGE deal (in my opinion). At least he's not killing it off comepletely.

The rest of the facts from the interview sound promising and exciting.

Matrix-inspired Virtua Cop 3!

New Outrun!

Another mention of Virtua Fighter Quest!
 

cherok

New Member
Did I read the article right? Will there be a new Fighting Vipers? Why the hell dont they just make another MEGAMIX?!
 

racketboy

Member
Originally posted by cherok@Jan. 09 2003, 3:08 pm

Did I read the article right? Will there be a new Fighting Vipers? Why the hell dont they just make another MEGAMIX?!

umm I re-read the article multiple times and I never saw anything about Fighting Vipers
 

Curtis

Member
I'm with racketboy here - I don't believe it will be a huge loss. Shenmue was a revolutionary game...for the time. If endless sequels are generated then it will just become another franchise much like Final Fantasy. A movie would be great - you get to watch the development of Ryo and all the cool CG, without the endless conversations with NPCs about "that day..."
 

Myname

Member
But Shenmue 2 was such a leap over the first game, the third (and supposedly final) one would have been amazing especially on the new hardware there is now. There's so much to tie up, the thought of it being diluted into a movie-length feature leaves me very cold.
 

MasterAkumaMatata

Staff member
Originally posted by Tony Skyrunner+Jan. 09 2003, 1:55 pm--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tony Skyrunner @ Jan. 09 2003, 1:55 pm)</div><div class='quotemain'>Boys and girls, read this interview:

Yu Suzuki

and try not to cry


Well, at least it'll sell more than the games, I think. Anyway, that's sad ???[/b]


You forgot to mention the scan of the magazine's cover.


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@Jan. 06 2003, 10:34 pm

This interview was sent in by Protomic in which he also scanned the "magazine cover" and "interview". ~HellRaiser~

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Curtis

Member
Originally posted by mal@Jan. 10 2003, 5:59 pm

DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball??

You've not heard of this? It's been on the net for ages and is apparantly quite good...in a tamagotchi love/date sim kinda way


Myname ->Yes, Shenmue II was a vast improvement over Shenmue, but SIII would need to be a huge leap ahead of SII to keep me interested. It's the sort of concept that could become very stale very quickly - especially given that I don't believe SIII would be the last in the series. There is simply no way that Ryo could gain the skills to defeat Lan Di (of the ChiYouMen) in only one installment.
 

Myname

Member
Originally posted by Curtis@Jan. 10 2003, 12:29 pm

It's the sort of concept that could become very stale very quickly - especially given that I don't believe SIII would be the last in the series. There is simply no way that Ryo could gain the skills to defeat Lan Di (of the ChiYouMen) in only one installment.

Yu Suzuki recntly said that the third would be the last one. There was originally going to be six, but that changed after Sega wanted him to condense more into Shenmue II.

Plus, it might not necessarily come down to a fight between Ryo and Lan Di in the end, there are other possibilties apart from some dramatic fight to the death. Since all the way through Ryo is told that his father wouldn't want him living his life for revenge, maybe he begins to respect his wishes. Or maybe Lan Di brings about his own downfall somehow.. So I don't see that that's a decent reason for this not being the last.

So there.
 

Gaz_2_k

New Member
Lan Di is a double 'ard bastard! Think what would of happened if he finished off both Ryo and Iwao at the start of Shenmue 1?!? (yea right...running around as Ine <Crazy old lady...> or fuku-san <tool!>, THAT would be fun!)
 
Originally posted by Gaz_2_k@Jan. 09 2003, 3:14 pm

NO! dont sell your X BOX Hollywood.....we still have panzer dragoon don't we?!?


Yep... and I still havn't finished Zwei yet...

Changed my mind though... new software coming out for mod-chipped boxes
 

mal

Member
Originally posted by Curtis+Jan. 10 2003, 9:29 pm--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Curtis @ Jan. 10 2003, 9:29 pm)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-mal@Jan. 10 2003, 5:59 pm

DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball??

You've not heard of this? It's been on the net for ages and is apparantly quite good...in a tamagotchi love/date sim kinda way
[/b][/quote]

My newest (only) console is a Saturn and my newest arcade board is from 1996 or so.

I'm hardly a cutting edge gamer.
 

Curtis

Member
Well, here's a bit of good news (don't get me wrong, despite what I said earlier it's still good news
)

No Shenmue III Film

Sunday, January 12, 13:48 | Aramo |

Sega's development studio AM2 stated that no Shenmue III film is currently scheduled. The company explained in a message on its Website that it is rather useless to make a film while there is no game (yet). The latest title in the series,Shenmue II, is available on the Xbox.


This news comes from Planet Xbox, to the greater joy of many gamers.
 
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