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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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MAGIC 2018 Participation Info



Hello Everyone,

As some fans may already know, MAGIC (Monaco Anime Game International Conferences) is coming up to be held on February 24th. We are happy to announce director Yu Suzuki will once again be making an appearance! 

MAGIC is organized by Shibuya Productions who’s CEO, Cédric Biscay, is co-producer of Shenmue III. The event hosts conferences for manga artists and game creators as well as gaming, cosplay and manga contests.

A conference with Yu Suzuki is planned for the day. Once details have been worked out with participating partners, we will have an update to follow up.

Please see the official MAGIC site for more information on the day’s schedule.

Thank you as always for your continued support!

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      Joshua Camara on February 23


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      Christopher on February 16

      And that's on the assumption something special will be kept for MAGIC attendees only, which may not be the case.

      Even if it was the whole panel is being recorded by fans present, so calm down keyboard warriors.

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      Christopher on February 16

      @Master Herigaru

      If you've not been keeping up with things, the game was rescheduled for the 2nd half of 2018 last Summer. Don't blow your top before you know the score, pal.

      @Warren Ogilvy

      Pump the breaks on your indignity train a little there. You know MAGIC is run by Shibuya Productions; who were crucial to the project getting off the ground in the first place, right? You remember how the last time the game was at MAGIC an update with the new screens shown also ended up published here, yeah?

      For all Shibuya have done for the project, they can have a temporary exclusive (because ALL of it will end up online, by hook or by crook). If you don't want to go find new Shenmue III media that isn't on the Kickstarter, that's your beef, but don't pretend you're ravenous for new information in the same breath as stating you can't be fucked to use Google for 20 seconds.

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      NIKOLAS on February 14

      Please change logo but most importantly Ryos face!!His head seems small and face characterestics different than the original. Better graphics doesnt mean that you need to make him look like a different person.

    5. Raiden on February 9


    6. Max on January 21

      Guys, change the logo back to the original (June) logo

    7. Warren Ogilvy on January 21

      This is all well and good but I feel that Backers should be able to get this information before a games conference. Without the backers on here, S3 would be exactly what it’s been for the last several years; nothing. I am starting to get annoyed by these non-updates. I can’t get to MAGIC and I have no intention of scouring the internet to find information that somebody has posted from MAGIC either.

      Get these updates, screens and footage as backer exclusive updates on here or don’t bother.
      It’s not difficult to work out guys, here I’ll help you. (Goes like this):
      Backers first, press second, public third.

      Get it sorted.

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      Joseph L. on January 19

      Now that Shenmue is raising so much expectation, what a good time to recover the series' true logo.

      Comparison between old and new logo. It is horrible, isn't it?

    9. Master Herigaru on January 19

      You are giving excuses and delays for the launch of shenmue 3. You promised to release it on last year and I'm not seeing any advance on the proyect. You are taking too long and not seriously this proyect. As a supporter, I'm very dissapointed.

    10. SirSceptic on January 18

      I am deeply dissapointed with the new ryo hazuki. Dude looks so not ryo and has no forehead

    11. Bertie Wiseman on January 18

      Those cannot get news directly from KS remember I have worked on this site: so covers all news that not easily available else where it exactly designed for those who have trouble getting access to Shenmue News.

      Please book mark it as valuable resource for Shenmue fans.

    12. Bertie Wiseman on January 18

      Should be fun can't wait to see other Shenmue fans at Magic Monaco I will also be attending the event :)

    13. Adam Clark on January 18

      This isn't really an update but cheers all the same lol. Can't wait until next month when we see gameplay!

    14. Brandon A. C. Kilgore on January 18

      @saluk a valid comment. Why did they promise that the delay in game release wouldn't affect the campaign rewards? If they were just just going to show the motion captures and voices of Japanese musicians in the dialogue telling us Thank You. It's like that neighbor who never pays back the money they borrowed and whenever you run into them they say you know I'm good for it.

    15. Norman Granet on January 18

      Keep up the good work , YsNet Team !
      Hoping for some good news to come during this event.

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      saluk on January 18

      Thanks for the update, but I have to chime in with everyone else. We didn't just give you money, we gave you money early to be included. Many of these updates feel disrespectful to backers. We should get first dibs on some of the info or screens (you do know you can post an update that only backers see, right?)

      It's not promotion, it's communication - we already bought the game.

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      Adam on January 18

      Good job Yohmi, keeping the backers updated.
      Sometimes when working with amateurs like for example Deep Silver, the lowest of the low, you may simply have to do some of their work for them. Makes sense though in the same way that you'd sometimes need to help someone in a wheelchair go up the stairs.

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      Christopher on January 18

      @Paresh Krishan

      If you remember the December 25th update, we were told the game has technically only been in development for around two years. Gameplay will come, it might even be on the horizon already, but these things take time.

      @Shane Gleeson

      Because they plan to show new media for the game at MAGIC.


      I mean, if you'd prefer they not tell us what upcoming events Shenmue III will be at I'm sure they can accommodate...


      Everybody else who wants to see more, or see some gameplay, you might get what you want next month. Don't lose your rag if it isn't a huge blowout though. The big guns might be saved for later in the promotional cycle.

    19. Mantis on January 18

      I just pray there will be a playable demo at that convention...

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      Kevin Sheppy Shepherd on January 18

      Thanks for the link Yohmi. Perhaps they were waiting to share these screens on Feb. 24th. Its looking good though!

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      Shane Gleeson on January 18

      What the fuck has this got to do with the game you've allegedly been making?

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      Scott on January 18

      Another month, another completely non-update...

      Whoever is running this kickstarter (is it still awesome japan?) is just plain awful.

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      Paresh Krishan on January 18

      When are we going to get to see some real footage of this game? It has been years now.

    24. mabec on January 18

      Poorly updated post missing those screens.
      Please improve from now on

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      Michael Chand on January 18

      Fix ryos face,and why is it looking like he is walking like a gay.

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      Thomas Stead on January 18

      Yes please update us here with new screenshots e.c.t. Defeats the point of having a news update otherwise.

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      Hazuki00 on January 18

      Good news! I hope to see a new video there showing some gameplay!
      Keep up the good work!

    28. Robert Lane on January 18

      Thanks for the heads up, Yohmi. You're right that it doesn't make sense that they wasn't in this update.

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      Darin Peterson on January 18


    30. Yohmi on January 18

      Three new screens have been shared at the Magic 2018 press conference on January 16th.
      Here's a link to them :
      It doesn't make any sense that backers aren't notified about this here. That's kind of the purpose of this news feed.