Shenmue II Kowloon Cutscene Music Compilation & Download
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:00 pm - 1 comment - Ziming
Listen: YouTube | Download: Mediafire
All the cutscene music from the Kowloon chapter of Shenmue II is now available as a single compilation video. The music has been compiled in the same order as how the story progresses in the game.
Technical Support: LanDC, BlueMue, Giorgio
Image Enhancements: Riken Productions (Ren & Lan Di art)
SEGA Europe Register ShenmueHD & ShenmueRemastered Domains
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:56 am - 1 comment - Sonoshee
SEGA Europe have registered two new domains that hint strongly at a Shenmue HD remaster happening soon:
ShenmueHD.com and ShenmueRemastered.com
You can discuss this new turn of events with other Dojo members here.
Tweetathon: January 3rd
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:00 pm - 1 comment - Team Yu
This Tuesday, all gamers are invited to participate in the first monthly #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon of 2017, urging Sega to openly commit to releasing versions of Shenmue 1 & 2 on modern systems in time for Shenmue 3, currently estimated for release this coming December.
The all-day event is easy to join, by tweeting the hashtag, retweeting others, and activating your AutoTweet for effortless support in future months. Thank you!
Shenmue Gaiden: Christmas Event
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:34 pm - 0 comments - Sonoshee
Lead programmer on the postponed Shenmue Gaiden visual novel, ShenSun, has created a Christmas special of the long-awaited point and click adventure.
Shenmue Gaiden: Christmas Event is a 30 minute lighthearted title with multiple outcomes across various playthroughs.
For more information, a synopsis and how to download, please visit ShenSun's topic here.
On a similar note, we'd like to wish a Happy New Year to all Shenmue fans across all communities. Here's to an exciting 2017!
Most Anticipated Game poll on PlayStation Blog
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:04 am - 2 comments - Team Yu
The official US PlayStation Blog is holding its annual awards, and a certain game is nominated in the Most Anticipated category.
Now far be it from us to try and sway anybody's choice. We are of course 100% impartial and believe it's entirely up to you which game you select.
So anyway, head on over to bit.ly/voteshenmue3 to cast your ballot. Deadline: end of the year, Pacific Time.
Kickstarter Update #63: Campaign and Progress Update
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:02 pm - 2 comments - Rikitatsu
YsNet has now included the PC version as a reward tier on their Slacker Backer PayPal Campaign, you can order it from here. Plus, they have revealed 3 new Work In Progress screenshots showing Environments and and a Battle. You can check them out in the latest Kickstarter update below.
Shenmue 3 PC version available to pre-order on Dec. 15th
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:36 pm - 1 comment - Ziming
Pre-orders for the PC version of Shenmue 3 will begin on December 15th via the Slacker Backer site.
Shenmue Digest Movie HD by Mr357
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:54 pm - 2 comments - Ziming
In Shenmue II there contains a short 15 minute "Digest Movie" that summarizes events from the first game. We now have a HD version of it made by dojo member Mr357.
Links: Shenmue Digest Movie HD
Shenmue Undub Playthrough Part 1
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:46 pm - 1 comment - Ziming
Dojo member Peter started his Shenmue Undub Playthrough on Twitch. He'll be doing this weekly every Thursday at 3PM PST | 5PM CT | 6PM ET | 11PM GMT.
Links: Shenmue Undub Playthrough | Twitch Channel
Shenmue II: The Movie is now on YouTube!
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:25 pm - 8 comments - Ziming
Shenmue II: The Movie is now available to watch on YouTube. The 8 hour long movie was put together by Dojo member Mr357 and premiered live on our Twitch channel. He also did a movie on the first game earlier this year.
Links: Shenmue II: The Movie | Shenmue: The Movie Remastered (Fan remake)
December 3rd events for Shenmue fans
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:47 am - 0 comments - Team Yu
This Saturday marks 30 years since the in-game date when Ryo Hazuki embarked on his quest for answers and revenge in Shenmue.
Here's what's lined up for Shenmue fans today:
ALL DAY: The monthly #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon - Spread the word and be heard on the 3rd!
9AM PT: Shenmue Dojo relaunches its Twitch channel with a playthrough of "What's Shenmue?"
10AM PT: PlayStation Experience kicks off with a PlayStation Showcase presentation, at which Shenmue 3 may appear. (Streamed via the Dojo Twitch channel, followed by a fan-made Shenmue II: The Movie.)
We hope you'll join us in getting involved for what should be a fun celebration of this remarkable videogame series, continuing the fight to restore its past while celebrating its hard-won future!
Thank you for your support!
Yu Suzuki Video Interview (Retro Games Expo - 2016)
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:06 pm - 2 comments - Ziming
A video interview of Yu Suzuki at the Retro Games Expo is now available with English captions. Dojo forum member Switch translated the interview and created captions for the video version. Watch it here.
Links: Phantomriverstone.com | Facebook | Twitter
Kickstarter Update #62: Yu Suzuki & The Music of Shenmue
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:14 pm - 1 comment - Sonoshee
In this months Kickstarter update, Yu Suzuki discusses the process of selecting music for Shenmue, his experience and influences with music - and what music means in the creation of a game.
You can view the interview with Yu Suzuki here.
You can view the update in its entirety at the Kickstarter page here.
Digital Foundry Retro: Shenmue 2 - A Masterpiece Revisited
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:46 pm - 1 comment - Sonoshee
Digital Foundry Retro has published an extended 33 minute analysis of AM2's classic Shenmue 2. John Linneman covers the game's notable technological achievements, the changes made from the first game along with deep dive comparisons stacking up the original Dreamcast version with the Xbox port that arrived a year later.
On top of that, they discuss the options available for playing the game today, whether it's running the original Xbox release under backward compatibility on Xbox 360, or exploring emulation.
You can view the video here.
Shenmue Dojo Twitch Channel re-launch - 3rd December 2016
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:19 pm - 12 comments - Peter
Alongside the recently announced premiere of Shenmue 2 - The Movie Remastered on the Shenmue Dojo Twitch Channel, we are re-launching the regular broadcast of the channel on December 3rd!
The schedule will begin at 9am PT, 11am CT, 12noon ET, and 5pm GMT, with a quick introduction and playthrough of Whats Shenmue. This will give people a chance to wake up, or get ready for the Playstation Experience event, which we will also stream live on our channel.
After the event, we will then have the special premiere of Shenmue 2 - The Movie Remastered, from Mr 357, and then have weekly broadcasts of Shenmue playthroughs all the way up until the release of Shenmue 3.
Hope to see you all on the 3rd
Channel link: https://www.twitch.tv/shenmuedojo
Forum Topic: HERE
Vote Shenmue in official Sega survey (Now Closed)
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:15 pm - 6 comments - Team Yu
Sega of Japan wants to know which games and characters you most fondly remember and wish to see revived:
Needless to say, this is another opportunity we can't pass up to drive home the message to #SaveShenmueHD. Voting takes only a few clicks, so please be sure to do your bit.
In case your browser doesn't translate the page from Japanese, simply enter Shenmue, Ryo Hazuki, and Shenmue again for questions 1-3, and then select anything for the remaining questions (gender and age group).
A more detailed guide, including suggested Japanese text to copy and paste for your answers, has been prepared by the ever helpful Switch on his Phantom River Stone blog. And as Switch says, "the results of the poll are scheduled to be announced on the NicoNico Sega live stream at 6am JST this Sunday, November 20th."
Thank you for voting!
Cédric Biscay interview by Shenmue Forever
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:27 pm - 0 comments - Team Yu
To celebrate its first year on Twitter, @ShenmueForever has published a new interview with Shenmue 3 co-producer Cédric Biscay of Shibuya Productions. Further discussion of this interview can be read on the forum here.
Shenmue II: The Movie will premiere live Dec 3rd on Twitch!
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:57 am - 1 comment - Ziming
Shenmue II: The Movie will premiere live on Twitch Dec. 3rd! (Same day as PSX 2016)
Promo Trailer #1 | Twitch Channel | #SaveShenmueHD
Tweetathon: November 3rd
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:17 am - 3 comments - Team Yu
The 24-hour #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon takes place throughout Thursday, so please be sure to participate and support the campaign for Shenmue 1 & 2 to be re-released on modern platforms in time for Shenmue 3!
Sample tweet / More information
Kickstarter Update #61: Halloween Greetings
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:46 am - 4 comments - Ziming
With Halloween upon us, it is time to get into the spirit, so…
And yes, that is a Kenji Miyawaki original!
But one person who will not be going out to do trick-or-treat this year is this man.
Yu-san has been hard at work to bring us the biggest treat of all, and now he has begun the momentous undertaking that is the signed rewards! Everyday Yu-san has been putting his signature to the Kenji Miyawaki illustrations, and thanks to your gracious and sincerely appreciated support, the number of illustrations to be signed is reaching the 5,000 mark!
Maybe next year Yu-san will be able to go trick-or-treating in his Ryo costume…
From all of us of us here, Happy Halloween!
Shenmue III - A New Journey
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:57 pm - 1 comment - Sonoshee
Youtube channel Dreamcasters' Tube have released a new Slacker Backer campaign support video in sensational 4K at 60 FPS.
The video covers the journey from Shenmue through to the announcement of Shenmue 3 in an emotional and breathtaking 8 minutes worth of footage.
You can view the video on the Dreamcasters' Tube Youtube channel here.
Don't forget you can [continue to] help fund Shenmue 3 at the official slacker backer here: shenmue.link/order.
Cédric Biscay interview by Shenmue Master
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:21 am - 29 comments - Team Yu
French fan site Shenmue Master has published its new interview with Shenmue III co-producer Cédric Biscay, which can be read in English at this link.
Cédric speaks of his role in the revival of the series, and again stresses the importance of Sega releasing new versions of Shenmue 1 & 2 on modern systems.
The campaign to #SaveShenmueHD in time for Shenmue III continues every 3rd of the month with the traditional Tweetathon. You can pre-load a message for automatic participation on the day at TeamYu.net/HD
Tweetathon: October 3rd
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:04 pm - 2 comments - Team Yu
October 3rd is upon us, which means it must be time for the monthly #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon!
Three simple ways to participate throughout the day: Tweet / Retweet / AutoTweet
Sega say they're interested, but have not yet greenlit the remasters of Shenmue 1 & 2. Join your fellow fans from around the world in making it known that releasing these games ahead of Shenmue III is of the utmost importance!
Kickstarter Update #60: Dinner in Japan Reward Report
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:29 am - 2 comments - Rikitatsu
The latest Kickstarter update goes over the recent Dinner and Tour Yu Suzuki had with the few Kickstarter backers who pledged for the Dinner with Suzuki reward tier.
Source (Kickstarter) | Forum Discussion
Yu Suzuki Interview - Retro Games Expo 2016
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:02 pm - 2 comments - Sonoshee
Dojo member Switch has translated an interview with Yu Suzuki which took place on August 29th at the Retro Games Expo 2016.
The interview asks Suzuki about his life as a young boy, why he chose to work at Sega and how some of his famous arcade games came into being. Suzuki also talks about the aspects of arcade game creation that are most important, and gives some advice on the essential attributes of a game developer.
You can view the complete interview on Switch's blog, PhantomRiverStone.com, here.
FauxPop Media: Chasing Shenmue Episode 1
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:45 am - 4 comments - Ziming
On this first episode of Chasing Shenmue we find co-director and hardcore fan Adam Sipione experiencing what can only be called the trip of a lifetime - an unparalleled opportunity for full-on immersion into the real world of the game that captured him over 15 years ago, in Japan with the legendary Yu Suzuki himself!
YouTube: Chasing Shenmue Episode 1
Vote Shenmue 3 for a Golden Joystick Award
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:52 pm - 0 comments - Team Yu
Shenmue 3 has been nominated in the Most Wanted Game category of this year's Golden Joystick Awards.
Fans can vote at this link, making sure to formally submit all votes at the end of the list of categories in order for them to count.
DoriMaga Article: Shenmue Takes Best Title Award (Mar 2000)
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:56 am - 2 comments - Sonoshee
Veteran Dojo member Switch has translated an article from the March 2000 edition of Dreamcast Magazine, in which they announced their own "Grand Prix" awards for various Dreamcast software categories.
Shenmue scooped the trophy for Best Title (out of all software released for the Dreamcast until that time) and there is an award acceptance interview with Yu Suzuki and Keiji Okayasu.
You can view the complete article on Switch's new blog, PhantomRiverStone.com, here.
Edit: As of Sept 10th, you can view Switch's latest translation - which covers Dreamcast Magazine's Best Script Award 2000 - as well as another interview with both Suzuki and Okayasu.
PhantomRiverStone - Blog | Forum Discussion - Best Title | Forum Discussion - Best Script
Tweetathon: September 3rd
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:15 pm - 2 comments - Team Yu
On the heels of recent comments from Sega on the status of possible Shenmue 1 & 2 remakes or remasters on modern systems, this Saturday's #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon seeks to help the company prioritize this long delayed project in time for Shenmue III's release.
To participate in the all-day event, we urge every fan to tweet the hashtag, retweet others doing the same, and set up your monthly AutoTweet for ongoing support.
This particular Tweetathon also marks the deadline for the Mirror, Mirror Contest. For your chance to win a boxed sculpture of the Phoenix Mirror, get your artistic entry in by the end of the day!
Kickstarter Update #59 - From the Dev Room
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:11 am - 3 comments - BlueMue
This months Kickstarter Update gives us updates on the developement process of Shenmue III with some nice footage of in progress QTE scenes.
Links: Kickstarter Update #59 - From the Dev Room | Forum Discussion
SEGA COO Jurgen Post comments on Shenmue
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:58 am - 7 comments - Peter
"Shenmue tops every list of titles that people want to see revived"
At the recent Gamescom event in Cologne, the rockpapershotgun site had the opportunity to sit down with Sega Europe COO, Jurgen Post.
Thanks to board user "Kiske" for the find, Mr Post referenced Shenmue, in some very interesting comments about the future: http://imgur.com/ZwrCZuE.png
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/0 ... ore-392183
Could Shenmue HD remasters be announced before the year is out? We certainly will keep our fingers crossed!
Mirror, Mirror Contest & Tweetathon
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:18 am - 2 comments - Team Yu
To celebrate the August 3rd #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon, a new contest is being run between now and the next Tweetathon on September 3rd to win a detailed, ready-to-paint model of the Phoenix Mirror.
Full details can be found here.
Tips for participating in this month's Tweetathon, which lasts all day Wednesday:
1) Tweet the hashtag - tinyurl.com/shenmuetweet
2) Retweet fellow fans - tinyurl.com/shenmuetweets
3) Set up your monthly AutoTweet - TeamYu.net/HD
Kickstarter Update #58 - Keiji Okayasu for Shenmue III
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:35 am - 5 comments - BlueMue
In this months Kickstarter Update we get introduced to Keiji Okayasu, Sub Director for Shenmue and Shenmue II, who just joined the Shenmue III developement team.
The details and an interview video can be found here.
Links: Kickstarter Update #58 - Keiji Okayasu Returns for Shenmue III | Forum Discussion
Shenmue II Guilin Music Compilation & Download
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:35 am - 4 comments - Ziming
All the music from the Guilin chapter of Shenmue II is now available as a single compilation video. The music has been compiled in the same order as how the story progresses in the game.
Listen: YouTube | Download: Mediafire
Technical Support: LanDC, BlueMue, Giorgio, Radar
Image Enhancements: Riken Productions
Shenmue Theme at Game Symphony Japan (SEGA Special)
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:20 am - 2 comments - Sonoshee
The main Shenmue theme was performed by a live orchestra as part of this years Game Symphony Japan 'Sega Special'.
The event was held on July 17th and featured many Sega composers & musicians celebrating music from a wide range of Sega classics.
You can view the video of the Shenmue theme, generously filmed and shared by Dojo member Snoopbob2006, by clicking here.
Sega Special - Official Game Symphony Japan Website | Forum Discussion
DoriMaga Feature Part 2: The World of Shenmue (Jan 1999)
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:54 am - 0 comments - Sonoshee
Veteran Dojo contributor Switch has translated the second part of a Shenmue feature from the January 1999 issue of Dreamcast Magazine.
'The World of Shenmue' takes a delve into the games 3 year development period, the Dreamcast demo known as 'The Tower of Babel', how Ryo Hazuki finally took shape, as well as a look at the FREE/Open world feature.
You can view the translated article in its entirety here.
The previously translated 'Shenmue Premiere Event' (Part 1) can be viewed here.
The Man and the Company Behind Shenmue’s Revival
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:36 pm - 3 comments - Sonoshee
PauseResume.com has conducted a new interview with Cedric Biscay and his company Shibuya Productions.
Although news on Shenmue 3 is scarce, Cedric does discuss more about his company's goals and how they managed to get Shenmue 3 off the ground. He also discloses some information on another project both he and Yu Suzuki were working on before Shenmue 3 was announced at E3 last year.
The full article can be viewed here.
The Man and the Company Behind Shenmue’s Revival | Forum Discussion
Sunday July 3rd: #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:21 am - 2 comments - Team Yu
The #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon is LIVE!
Get involved at this very moment and all day by:
1) Tweeting the hashtag
2) Retweeting other fans
3) Setting up AutoTweet
Please click here for more details.
Back In My Play Podcast: Ryan Payton
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:13 pm - 3 comments - Ziming
Kevin Larrabee from the FitCast Network recently had Ryan Payton as a guest on his podcast. Ryan talks about his memories of the Sega Dreamcast, Shenmue I &II, the story behind Shenmue 3, and a Q&A with Yu Suzuki.
Link: Episode 74: Sega Dreamcast and Shenmue 1-3 w/ Ryan Payton
Kickstarter Update #57 - 1 Year Anniversary
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:56 pm - 1 comment - Sonoshee
This months backer update has been posted on the official Kickstarter page and includes a short video message from Yu Suzuki, as well as the current status on backer surveys.
You can view all the details and the video here.
Links: Kickstarter Update #57 - 1 Year Anniversary | Forum Discussion
ForbiddenPlanet.com - Shenmue II Merchandise
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:19 am - 4 comments - Sonoshee
ForbiddenPlanet.com have released a new line of Dreamcast themed Shenmue II merchandise.
Items included in the range are: t-shirt (M/L/XL/XXL), mug, coaster, passport holder, greeting card and travel pass holder.
Sega community manager Dan Sheridan has confirmed that these items are officially licensed.
You can see the entire Shenmue catalogue here.
Links: ForbiddenPlanet.com - Shenmue II Merchandise | Forum Discussion
Shenmue 3 Is #1 on MostAnticipatedGames.com For 365 Days
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:25 pm - 4 comments - Sonoshee
Shenmue 3 has been sitting comfortably at the number one spot on MostAnticipatedGames.com for an entire year, beating other highly anticipated games such as Star Citizen, Final Fantasy VII, The Last Guardian, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and No Man's Sky.
If you haven't voted for Shenmue 3 yet, you can do so by creating an account at MostAnticipatedGames.com.
Digital Foundry Retro: Shenmue - A Game Ahead Of Its Time
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:28 pm - 0 comments - Sonoshee
Digital Foundry Retro revisits Shenmue and discusses its technical achievements, what made it so special as well as advice on how best to play the game today.
The video can be viewed here.
Digital Foundry Retro: Shenmue - A Game Ahead Of Its Time | Forum Discussion
Shenmue: The Movie Remastered (Fan Remake)
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:31 pm - 2 comments - Sonoshee
Dojo member Mr357 has painstakingly recreated "Shenmue: The Movie" into an incredible five hour long opus.
While Sega investigate the possibility of HD releases for both Shenmue and its sequel Shenmue 2, this is the perfect chance for fans both old and new to [re]acquaint themselves with the original game.
You can view this exceptional fan made work here.
Shenmue: The Movie Remastered (Fan Remake) | Forum Discussion
Shenmue Heart of Gold campaign
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:39 pm - 10 comments - Team Yu
The Shenmue community has launched a fundraiser for a cat shelter in Japan caring for pets abandoned in the earthquake-affected area of Fukushima.
The campaign's feline ambassador, Princess Genki, and her human aide Lisle Wilkerson invite you to support the non-profit, donations-reliant shelter and demonstrate the same heart of gold shown by Ryo Hazuki towards the orphaned kitten in Yamanose.
To learn more and donate, please visit the official funding page owned by Japan Cat Network.
Kickstarter Update #56 - May
Tue May 31, 2016 2:11 pm - 1 comment - Sonoshee
This months Kickstarter update has arrived and with it the announcement of a new Shenmue 3 team member - Toshihiko Masuda.
Toshihiko stands on the forefront of the animation industry, with experience as an Animation Director, Animation Choreographer and Artistic Director.
For Shenmue III, Toshihiko will be tasked with storyboarding the cut scenes that will appear in the game.
You can read all the information on this update here.
Kickstarter Update | Forum Discussion
Yu Suzuki Interview - Bessatsu Shonen Magazine
Sun May 22, 2016 7:19 am - 0 comments - Sonoshee
Dojo member Switch has translated a recent interview with Yu Suzuki from the May 9th issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, where he briefly discusses Shenmue 3.
Please view it here.
#AskSEGA to #SaveShenmueHD
Thu May 05, 2016 5:34 pm - 7 comments - Team Yu
Sega Europe is inviting questions to be answered on its YouTube show Sega Central.
To join other fans hoping for an official comment on the prospect of re-releasing Shenmue 1 & 2 on current platforms, tweet your question with the hashtags #AskSEGA and #SaveShenmueHD.
May 3rd: #SaveShenmueHD Tweetathon
Mon May 02, 2016 3:06 pm - 0 comments - Team Yu
The 51st monthly Shenmue Tweetathon takes place this Tuesday, May 3rd, inviting gamers around the world to unite around the hashtag #SaveShenmueHD in support of bringing Yu Suzuki's complete saga onto modern day systems.
For more information, please see TeamYu.net/HD and get involved!
KS Update #55 - April Report
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:15 am - 0 comments - BlueMue
This month's Kickstarter update gives some info regarding the Shenmue logo and voice audio options and shows photos of Manabu Takimoto working on sketches of Guilin.
You can read all the information on this update here.
Kickstarter Update | Forum Discussion | News Archive