In a crazy world, I always thought about some sort of reboot of sorts. Like the entire saga in one game. A chapter style setup, where you can go back and replay any given portion of the story, as well as a fast travel between all locations. Even if the story is wrapped up in, say, Dobuita, you can still jump back to visit the arcade, pick up any collectibles you missed, train up your fight stats etc. Will never happen probably, but it would eliminate all of the stop-starts the franchise has had.I still wonder what about a reboot with Yu-san overseeing it as opposed to directing it?
But I still just want Shenmue IV. I really just want the series to continue. But still, I do wonder what if to a reboot directed by new blood with Yu-san consulting and overlooking it.
I am really excited to play as many Shenmue as possible, but I think you can go with one final huge game instead of several smaller.
Whilst I can totally see where people are coming from with this line of thinking, I can’t help but feel that it would be the equivalent of giving up. Sure, it would be nice not to have to deal with the uncertainty anymore, but a strong Shenmue 4 could have the exact same effect without Yu needing to make compromises on the story.This is where I'm at : I would rather Shenmue IV be a large, well made game with much story progression like Shenmue II that wraps things up satisfyingly.
If Yu swings for the fences and nails it , the series will end on a high note and we will all be very happy knowing that we don't have more years of worry and uncertainty.
The anime can live in harmony with the game and flesh out what they feel is needed.
I would really like to see a version of Shenmue III's story without budget restrictions and a second season of the anime could do just that.
I believe IV has the potential to be a good, natural conclusion, and I'd explained why several times. What is it with the shitty fallacies against people who prefer to see the series end with IV? I care just as much about the series as you.To a certain extent, I feel the same when I see fans saying that they’d like Shenmue 4 to be the last game in the series. If you don’t believe that Shenmue 4 will be good enough to warrant a sequel, then why do you even care?
To be fair, I think people are putting too much stock in them liking tweets and messages or whatever. They're liking everything and anything to do with Shenmue, it doesn't mean they are confirming every statement.What if they dont announce Shenmue 4 in three weeks when the anime is ending,
now that they liked these tweets? Arent they driving themselves in a dead end?
And i dont mean this in some kind of 'oh they are done, its a scam, rip' way,
just that theres no need to do this specific Twitter stuff except if there is some truth behind it.
So i guess we should except something in three weeks, or no?
I swear I will hit everyone at 110 studios with a stone cold stunner if they are on some bullshit.
I might even hit Yu with an RKO just because of it.
Exactly. Presuming hypothetically that Shenmue 4 is a done deal and 110 are on board as the publisher, then we have to remember that this isn't Kickstarter. Unless they went the route of Elder Scrolls, Metroid Prime 4, Bayonetta 3 etc and announcing it with a very simple trailer when development has barely even begun, they will most likely reveal a trailer and an announcement when the game is nearing completion. I don't know if we will be at that point yet, but I don't think we would be.I don't think should expect anything in 3 weeks to be honest. Yes, ideally they would announce something near the ending of the Anime while the series has a lot of eyes on it, but I wouldn't say it's a dead end if they don't.
We know from Shenmue III, that announcing/showing stuff early can be a very bad idea (granted that was a Kickstarter, so it's a bit different and they kind of had to bring us along for the development ride), looking at you Gamescom trailer. And I think that Yu would know this first hand, better than anyone. We know that Cedric said in his Dojo Interview, that he really didn't want to show that Trailer, but Deep Silver went and did it any way.
Yes, if 110 Industries are actually bank rolling Yu for a project (which from the social media interaction, it looks like Yu is at least working with them on something), they would want to get as much exposure for their company (and in turn, Yu's Project), as they can, but the end of the anime isn't the be all end all. From a Story perspective, the Anime ends with Shenmue 2. It would make more sense to wait for an announcement of Shenmue the Animation Season 2, and to tie that in with a Shenmue IV announcement, as new players could watch both seasons and lead right into Shenmue IV.
From a company perspective, they work with a lot of Japanese creators, and had their first big presentation at TGS, so one would assume they would announce at this years TGS, or at least another gaming convention, so maybe Gamescom or Summer Game Fest, as there is no E3 this year.
I do think something is happening behind the scenes, and I believe they do have a deal with Yu for something, but I think it's best for us to be patient instead of casting ultimatums about when it needs to be announced. We will learn more when Yu is ready to tell us, and when 110 Industries (if this whole thing is true), decides to
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Wasn't Shenmue at early stages (can't remember if in existing in playable form beta) set in the 50s? That decade was when young (and hot) Iwao Hazuki was messing with youth elixirs, white leafs and cursed mirrors.I'd love a Shenmue 0 going into how the mirrors came to be in Iwao's possession.
Nobody said that you didn’t care. I’m not sure why you’re getting so worked up about people having different opinions than yours.I believe IV has the potential to be a good, natural conclusion, and I'd explained why several times. What is it with the shitty fallacies against people who prefer to see the series end with IV? I care just as much about the series as you.
I wondered the same thing when people were saying Shenmue 3 needed to be the conclusion. Like, *how*?I am genuinely curious, how exactly do you think that cutting 40%+ out of a story to get to the ending faster could ever be considered natural?
Thats a twisted, malefic, evil and mean move... so clever, I love itSomebody needs to bait 110 saying “110 should make a Nights sequel” or something unrelated to Shenmue. My heart wants to believe they’re all hinting they’re working on Shenmue but my head is telling me they’re just capitalizing on people’s attention and being really interactive on Twitter like KFC, Wendy’s or MoonPie. The latter will come back to bite them if true though.