Sega should release Shenmue III as a trilogy pack

#1 Posted by Goly (843 posts) -

This is so crazy, why Sega still hasn't released this game despite the numerous amount of petitions is hard to understand quite honestly. I'm sure that even people who didn't play the first two games in the first place wouldn't mind at least seeing what the fans are talking about. With the recent trend (and success, I personally still want more) of re-releasing last generation games as trilogies suitable for HD, I don't see how this couldn't work. Whoever is managing Sega clearly has no clue on how much potential this has.

#2 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5425 posts) -

Sega should release Shenmue III as a trilogy pack

I agree.
#3 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -

I think you're overestimating the potential for them to make money by doing that a little bit. I'm sure quite a few people will buy it, but not Call of Duty amounts or anything. Not even kind of close.

#4 Posted by august (3846 posts) -

SHENMUE IS THE HOT NEW THING WITH THE KIDS ON THE STREETS

#5 Posted by lizardspike (154 posts) -

I love the shenmue games so much, I just want to give them a big hug. But I don't think we'll ever see a Shenmue III.

#6 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

Yu Suzuki is too insane to try to revive Shenmue Online.

#7 Posted by Goly (843 posts) -
@FlyingRat said:
" I think you're overestimating the potential for them to make money by doing that a little bit. I'm sure quite a few people will buy it, but not Call of Duty amounts or anything. Not even kind of close. "
Bah never said call of duty level of success, but you know, profitable, which would be kinda cool for sega once in a while. Anyway yeah sorry if I sounded fanboyish, I just had a nostalgia trip remembering Shenmue and how bad I want the story to end.
#8 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -
@Goly said:
" Bah never said call of duty level of success, but you know, profitable, which would be kinda cool for sega once in a while. Anyway yeah sorry if I sounded fanboyish, I just had a nostalgia trip remembering Shenmue and how bad I want the story to end. "
I didn't mean that you sounded fanboyish at all, i just wanted to make the point that at the end of the day Sega is still a business. And while there may be people working there that would love to do that, as a business move it's probably not the best thing for them to do. But i could be horribly wrong. I still don't think they'll do it though.
#9 Posted by Goly (843 posts) -
@FlyingRat said:
" @Goly said:
" Bah never said call of duty level of success, but you know, profitable, which would be kinda cool for sega once in a while. Anyway yeah sorry if I sounded fanboyish, I just had a nostalgia trip remembering Shenmue and how bad I want the story to end. "
I didn't mean that you sounded fanboyish at all, i just wanted to make the point that at the end of the day Sega is still a business. And while there may be people working there that would love to do that, as a business move it's probably not the best thing for them to do. But i could be horribly wrong. I still don't think they'll do it though. "
I think you're wrong, but we'll never know until they try it. The hype surrounding shenmue III built since they released shenmue II and discontinued production of the dreamcast is pretty huge. Everyone who is interested in videogames has heard of shenmue, even if they haven't played it. And any guy who plays games casually has probably also heard of it through some friend who's more into gaming and is a fan of the series. Or not,  I mean, I don't know maybe I'm overestimating the popularity of this series and noone really gives a fuck apart from the fanboys. 
But I'll say one thing, if they hadn't released the Sly trilogy or Prince of Persia trilogy, I would have never gotten the chance to play any of the sly games, and would have never even tried warrior within and two thrones. And I'll be the first in line if they do the same thing for splinter cell and (oh god, please god yes) MGS. Hopefully more people think like this and making a Shenmue trilogy pack or something is a viable option for sega.

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