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Michael Bluth
01-30-2003, 05:57 PM
The man responsible for bringing Yu Suzuki's Shenmue II to the Xbox, Shin Ishikawa, revealed in an online interview that not only is Shenmue III in the works but intimated that said Shenmue title will in fact make its way to Xbox.

In response to questions about the next chapter in the Shenmue story, Ishikawa first confirmed that Shenmue III will continue Ryo's adventures in China as suggested at the end of Shenmue II. Ishikawa then made the following promise: "So, I would like to say to the fans: please look forward to more Shenmue games on Xbox." in response to the next level.com's question about the potential for "dwindling interest" in the series.

Sega of America offered no comment on the rumors about Shenmue III other than "nothing has been announced at this time."

While Ishikawa didn't offer a timetable for a Shenmue III release, the confirmation that there are plans for such a game and that Xbox owners can expect more Shenmue for that system is a close enough correlation to cause excitement among dedicated Shenmue fans. IGN will have more on any and all Shenmue games for the Xbox as information becomes available.


01-30-2003, 06:09 PM
I thought i heard a little back that there wouldnt be a Shenmue 3 and they were gonna just make a movie of it......or was that Onimusha??? i dont rememebr.

Michael Bluth
01-30-2003, 06:20 PM
There were rumors that Shenmue III would be a movie, but those were proved false.

01-30-2003, 06:27 PM

I can't wait. If he stays in China in Shenmue III..that means that Shenmue IV is a definite because they have to have him go back to Japan and finish up that storyline with Nozomi and such!!! YAY!!!

01-30-2003, 06:35 PM
More Shenmue's the better..

Multiplatform would be nice, but begger's can't be chosers.

01-31-2003, 01:19 AM
Oh man...I can't wait. A Shenmue made specifically for the Xbox...ah...amazing. I'm sure it will take up the full potential of the Xbox...because Yu Suzuki is making it, and all his games are usually ahead of the competition and set visual and gameplay standards. If it used the HD for stuff that would be cool too...YAY!!!