(APRIL FOOLS) Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net

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(APRIL FOOLS) Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net

Postby Jibby » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:01 pm

Greetings backers!
Today we have something very special indeed for you.
Throughout this campaign, many people have voiced their concerns that newcomers to the Shenmue series may feel alienated. Currently, there is no easy or convenient way to play Shenmue I and II without original Dreamcast/Xbox hardware and that's something we'd like to change.

We don't have the budget to fund fully fledged HD remasters of the first two games. But we're not going to let this stop us from bringing new fans a way to enjoy Shenmue I and II.

After much hard work, we proudly present to you: Shenmue HD: The Choose Your Own Adventure novel!

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A Story Retold:

Shenmue HD: The Choose Your Own Adventure is a complete retelling of the original two games in interactive novel form. Story and progression awaits you with every page turn. Much like the original video adaptation of the game, you can directly control Ryo's decisions and effect the way in which the story plays out.

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New Features:

Shenmue HD: The Choose Your Own Adventure will also include extra features that were not previously available in the original games. An example of this is the ability to save anywhere in Shenmue I with the included 'Save Anywhere' bookmark!

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Modding API:

And finally, here's something all you modders and hackers will love. For the first time EVER, an official modding API will be available for Shenmue I and II. With this powerful and flexible API you can do almost anything; from tweaking the story to your liking, to using our advanced 'book engine' to make something completely different. The possibilities are endless. The only limit is your imagination!

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That about wraps up our special announcement. We hope that you're just as excited as we are for Shenmue HD: The Choose Your Own Adventure.
Be sure to catch us at E3 this June where we will have a playable demo available for the public to enjoy.

Many thanks for your continued support:
- The Awesome Japan Team and YS.NET



As always Dojo, have a great April!
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Re: Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net: The Classics

Postby FlagshipFighter » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:14 pm

:rotflmao:
Bravo Jibby, you win! Tipp ex modding, now that's something I can get into!

This reminds me way back, prior to the shenmue 3 announcement how someone came to the realisation that they didn't need Shenmue 3 and that a third entry wasn't going to happen anyway because (wait for it) LIFE IS SHENMUE 3! You too could live your waking moment as if you were in that game and that you were meant to take the principles set forth in those games and apply it to everyday life.

Hopefully that dude didn't go all into that and snapped out of that when Shenmue 3 was announced! :lol:

"The only limit is your imagination!" My only limit IS my imagination! :D

I remember the goosebumps choose your own adventures and the Indiana Jones 'Find Your Fate!' books, genuinely scared the jibbs outta me to make those decisions as a kid!
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Re: Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net: The Classics

Postby Jibby » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:22 pm

FlagshipFighter wrote:
I remember the goosebumps choose your own adventures and the Indiana Jones 'Find Your Fate!' books, genuinely scared the jibbs outta me to make those decisions as a kid!

I've got vague memories of playing Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy books. They were absolutely brutal from what I recall.
Hopefully the Shenmue choose your own adventure will be more forgiving.
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Re: Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net: The Classics

Postby Switch » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:40 pm

Looks incredible! I hope there's a Passport appendix included too.

Most excited about that modding API. May take a bit of trial and error to get it right, but it should make it much easier to hack Ryo's savings amount to a huge number. :D

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Re: Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net: The Classics

Postby Niowiad » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:44 pm

I seriously and totally fell for that until it got to the "modding" part :rotflmao:

I was like "ok this is f-ing awesome although it sucks the HD remasters are dead [-( "

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Re: Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net: The Classics

Postby Peter » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:16 pm

FUCK OFF YOU BASTARD!

I actually had a heart attack. I'm not joking.
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Re: Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net: The Classics

Postby SledgeNE » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:06 am

I knew it. Anything must happens at April 1. :lol: Congratulations. :D

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Re: Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net: The Classics

Postby MiTT3NZ » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:59 am

That... was much better than I expected it to be. Tip of the hat n all that.
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Re: Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net: The Classics

Postby Sonoshee » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:58 am

Peter wrote: FUCK OFF YOU BASTARD!

I actually had a heart attack. I'm not joking.


Lol! I actually fell for it too, until I reached the modding part :oops: :lol:

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Re: Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net: The Classics

Postby sand4fish » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:38 am

Thanks Jibby. I was just on my way to give a freaking piece of mind to Awesome Japan as why I had not received the update on any of my e-mails (given I pledged on multiple accounts).
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Re: (APRIL FOOLS) Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net

Postby Jibby » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:36 pm

Glad you guys enjoyed this year's joke!
Thanks for being good sports :mrgreen:
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Re: (APRIL FOOLS) Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net

Postby iyapol » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:06 am

I knew it was a hoax the second I saw a comma!
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Re: (APRIL FOOLS) Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net

Postby Yokosuka » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:42 am

It's so cool that I added the game to my "collection".

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Re: (APRIL FOOLS) Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net

Postby Jibby » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:06 am

Yokosuka wrote: It's so cool that I added the game to my "collection".

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8-[

Shenmue Paranormal sounds exciting! Is that the one where the Hazuki Dojo features on an episode of Ghost Hunters because Iwao won't stop haunting the place? :lol:
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Re: (APRIL FOOLS) Project Update #81: Shenmue 3 by Ys Net

Postby Spaghetti » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:11 am

Carrot-obsessed martial arts ghost would be the best episode of Most Haunted, ever.

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