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Timeline info provided by Justin Cain

Yu Suzuki went to China to do research on Virtua Fighter, as he was doing his research the story of Shenmue came together, it was later that he wanted to make it into a game. Originally the game was going to be a Virtual Fighter based game with Akira as the the main character, this game was called Akira's Quest. Later in the development stage they decided to change the main character as well as the title to Shenmue.
1994

Development started for Shenmue which was originaly to be released for the Sega Saturn. Two years of development went into Shenmue before it was redeveloped for the Sega Dreamcast from the Sega Saturn.
1994-1997

Fighter RPG: News
Sept 30th 98

Virtua Fighter RPG: The Official Story!
Oct 7th 98

Project Berkley Conference: Official!
Nov 6th 98

Project Berkley Demo Revealed
Nov 27th 98

Suzuki talks about Shen Mue
12.01.98

Shen Mue takes to the 'net
12.13.98

Sega unveils Shen Mue
12.23.98

Western conversions!
Jan 21st 99

English Shen Mue to be subbed
01.22.99

Shen Mue to include mini-games
01.24.99

AM2 Retro Classics in Shenmue
Jan 26th 99

Shen Mue mini-games, timeline
01.27.99

Sega of Japan announces Shen Mue VMS game
01.28.99

Shen Mue to be playable at Tokyo Game Show
02.16.99

Yu Suzuki Talks Shenmue
Feb 16th 99

TGS: Shen Mue split into two games
03.19.99

Yuzo Koshiro Composing for Shenmue!
Apr 8th 99

Shenmue Exhibition
Apr 20th 99

Shenmue Subway Tour
Jun 23rd 99

Sega's Network Jungle
Jul 9th 99

Shenmue stuck in the 80's?
Jul 13th 99

Shenmue Wrestles With Time
Jul 13th 99

Shenmue Grows!
Jul 22nd 99

Limited Edition Shenmue Official!
Sept 22nd 99

Shenmue Shocker from Adam In Japan!
Sept 16th 99

TGS: The Shenmue Stand
Sept 20th 99

Tokyo Games Show Wrap-Up
Sept 22nd 99

Investigation: The Only Copy Of Shenmue
Sept 22nd 99

Shenmue Delayed, Market Dismayed
Oct 3rd 99

Shenmue Demo Part 2 For Sale!
Oct 6th 99

Sega News Bytes Today
Oct 12th 99

Second Shenmue Demo Delayed
Oct 18th 99

Shenmue in Japan: December 29!
Nov 18th 99

Shenmue's Virtual Pet?
Nov 22nd 99

Sega News Bytes for Monday
Nov 22nd 99

Shenmue: Western Date?
Nov 22nd 99

Sega News Bytes for Thursday
Dec 2nd 99

Shenmue Nails 100,000 Pre-Orders
Dec 14th 99

Sega News Bytes for Monday
Dec 20th 99

Sega News Bytes for Last Week
Dec 26th 1999

News Bytes for Christmas (2)
Dec 26th 1999

Sega News Bytes for Christmas
Dec 26th 1999

Shenmue In July? Yeah, Right...
Jan 5th 2000

Sega News Bytes for Tuesday (1)
Jan 4th 2000

Yu Suzuki unviels Shenmue at GDC
3/10/00

Shenmue Creator Interviewed
5/25/00

"IGNDC Interviews Yu Suzuki
May 30, 2000

Yu Suzuki Talks Shenmue, F355 Challenge
6/22/00

Shenmue Director Calls It Quits
9/11/00

Sega Offers Special Edition of Shenmue!
October 17, 2000

At Last: Shenmue Hits U.S. Stores
11/7/00

San Jose Loves Yu Suzuki and Shenmue
11/11/00

Sega's Road to Shenmue: A Brief History of Sega Milestones
11/14/00

When and Where is Shenmue 2?
11/17/00

Shenmue Hitting Big Screen
12/7/00

Shenmue Sequel Details And More
1/5/01

Interview With Shenmue Music Composer, Yuzo Koshiro
1/23/01

New Shenmue II character details
01/26/01

AM2 Plans to License Shenmue Development Tools
03/19/01

More on Shenmue II
04/17/01

E3: Yu Suzuki talks with the GIA
05/19/01

US Shenmue To Receive Japanese Release
05/24/01

Shenmue: The Movie Goes DVD
10/4/01

Sega issues apology regarding Dreamcast Shenmue II cancellation
11/02/01

Shenmue III in development
11/09/01

Dreamcast Shenmue II Comes to the U.S.
12/17/01

Shenmue II to Include Recap Disc
8/16/02

"Previously on Shenmue..." links
-Page 1 September 05, 2002
-Page 2 September 05, 2002

Shenmue 2 for Xbox is officially out!

10/29/02

TechTv Yu Suzuki interview
11/08/02

XBN Yu Suzuki Interview
11/14/02

GMR Yu Suzuki Interview
1/6/03

Shenmue II PAL will be officially released
1/6/03

Suzuki to Receive AIAS Award
1/9/03

Shenmue.com talks about Shenmue III

Shenmue 3 info from The Belgian Game Network

Begn/ TNL interview with Shin Ishikawa(AM2)
1/28/03

Shenmue 3 Tidbit

Yu Suzuki comments about Shenmue 3 in Dorimaga magazine
5/5/03

Yu Suzuki on EGM/Shenmue.com

6/01/03

"Not yet" for Shenmue 3
09/30/03

Yu Suzuki responds "you'll see" regarding Shenmue III
5/17/04


Yu Suzuki reveals"Shenmue Online" in Shanghi China
08/03/04

Yu Suzuki talks Shenmue Online at Korean press conference
09/21/04

Shenmue Online is shown at the Tokyo Game Show
09/24/04

Edge Magazine has a 6 page story on the Shenmue series
01/01/05

Shenmue Online devolopment problems
08/03/05

Kikizo games reveals Shenmue series headed to next gen
08/23/05

Shenmue Online devolopment moved to Taiwan
11/03/05

Kikizo Interview with Yu Suzuki
02/15/06

Yu Suzuki comments on Shenmue 3
07/14/06

Shenmue Online at China Games show
07/29/06

 
 
 

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