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Shenmue 3 and Wii U exclusive dreams

If there was one old-school game that fans would love to see back in the limelight, one of the top 5 names surely has to be Shenmue. Fans have been dreaming of a Shenmue 3 game for years and we could have some new teasers and hints which suggest that an announcement may, just may be coming up at E3 2013 in a few weeks time.

Shenmue was last seen on the SEGA Dreamcast of course, with Shenmue 2 released way back in 2001. It then turned up on the original Xbox thanks to a port the following year in the US and later on further in Europe. Considering that Shenmue is still one of the most loved franchises ever, it is very surprising to think that we have gone this far without a sniff of Shenmue 3 evidence.

Until now that is. Corey Marshall is the original voice actor for main character Ryo Hazuki and he has posted some exciting new images to his personal Facebook page within the last few hours. The first is a new picture of him inside a recording studio, and the other picture is an older image with him posing next to a Sega logo with a poster of Ryo’s motorbike in the background.

While this could obviously turn out to be nothing, the speculation purists believe that a Shenmue 3 announcement could be coming at E3, what with the timing of the new images being posted so close to the event next month. Why has Wii U been mentioned above though you ask?

Well, it’s also been confirmed that Sega and Nintendo have signed an exclusive agreement together. The first result of this is Sonic: Lost World, which is a new original game that will release exclusively for the Wii U and 3DS platforms. Everybody keeps talking about how Nintendo are struggling on the exclusive front, but imagine if they are able to pull off a Shenmue 3 as a Wii U exclusive.

Along with Zelda, Smash Bros and Mario Kart, Shenmue 3 on the Wii U could end up as a system seller and a key game that Nintendo will hope to revitalize the company’s fortunes. See the images over on Facebook for yourself and let us know your memories of Shenmue on the Dreamcast.

Would you love to see Shenmue 3 as a Wii U exclusive?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Dominic Foster-Grundy
Dominic Foster-Grundy

I would buy a WiiU this very second if they released Shenmue 3!!!

Kevin
Kevin

The first 2 was great, I had high hopes of hd versions on Xbox live to relive those wonderful games.
I’m not a Nintendo fan so wouldn’t buy one to just play the 3rd instalment, but probably watch the full game walkthrough on YouTube lol.

Nintenjoe82
Nintenjoe82

I think a Wii U exclusive sequel would be fantastic but I would prefer them to go back to the original 2 games and bring them up to modern standards before telling the 3rd part of the story. Shenmue was amazingly ambitious for the time but I don’t know if the kids of today will buy it based on playing the QTE heavy originals.

Steven McCall

That would be amazing, not only because I love Shenmue, and Wii U, but also because the Gamepad would make for a great experience with this type of game

Nathan Topousis

First of all, Shenmue 3 on any platform would be great. Would be convenient for it to be on Wii U though, cause I already own one. Second of all, how is Nintendo lacking in exclusives? They’ve got, you know, all Nintendo franchises, Mario U, Wind Waker HD, Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensei, Smash Bros., the unnamed Zelda, the unnamed Mario, Pikmin 3, and they’ve got the Platinum Games exclusives, Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2. As well as Sonic, as mentioned in the article. Nintendo has a lot of exclusives, especially in comparison to what’s been announced for the… Read more »

RockD79
RockD79

This a trick question? A Wii U exclusive would be epic.

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