- Jul 21, 2020
Blatantly Ziming. I'm just wondering how Xiuying would be drawn back in to the plot. I get the impression she wouldn't want to get involved, or be anywhere near, the insanity unfolding in the CYM's war, and she's above all that.
I think it's actually a Puppet.
Seems to have slipped out in some financial meeting slide. They've had that happen once before(whomever published Bloodstained).How so?
I think it has nothing to do with whether it's a Kickstarter game or not. Mighty No.9 was also a Kickstarter game but the sequel never happened. Bloodstained made big money (€30m revenues) and the publisher 505 Games was very happy about it. Its sales have met their expectations. That's why it got a sequel. In terms of Shenmue, its performance was below Deep Silver's expectations so I don't really see how Bloodstained's success bodes well for Shenmue. If anything, it tells us that a well-selling title is more likely to get a sequel and unfortunately Shenmue is not the case.Seems to have slipped out in some financial meeting slide. They've had that happen once before(whomever published Bloodstained).
I conjectured that it bodes well for Shenmue to continue because Bloodstained was also a Kickstarter game, similar to Kingdom Come(which also has a greenlit sequel). It saw success, but it wasn't a total barn burner.
It is a different publisher(505) so on its own it means nothing, but it's best to hold on to any hope as fans of the series.
Something to look forward to in 4?JM: What made you move it from the Saturn to Dreamcast? Was it because the Saturn was dying in terms of sales? Or was it that you realized you needed more powerful hardware to realize the game?
TH: The timing. The Saturn was coming to an end.
YS: Yeah, it was coming to a point where didn't make sense to release a game on the Saturn.
TH: There was also talk that the Dreamcast could handle the sword fight that we wanted to include in the game so we decided to reprogram the game for Dreamcast. We were also able to give input on the development of the hardware to match the game.
Interesting! Maybe we will get sword fight and original Lan Di model that had his hair untied so it was long and flowing (The Saturn of course didn’t have power for hair physics) in a prospective Shenmue 4.
I can't remember for sure, but wasn't this instead fan art from the Muecas days? My laptop is in the shop right now, so I can't check easily.