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Mail Call! – “Shenmue III” Kickstarter Exclusive Capsule Toy Set

Today we’re opening up our Shenmue III capsule toy set, which was a perk from the game’s Kickstarter campaign, which came to those who backed at a $500 level or higher. Let’s jump straight to the video! For those out of the know, capsule toys have been a consistent time sink and virtual money pit in the Shenmue series since

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Kickstarter editions of “Shenmue III” being prepped for shipping; launch trailer released

In a backer update on Wednesday, Ys Net revealed that the Shenmue III launch trailer is officially live. In addition, backers of the Shenmue III Kickstarter have started to receive email notices from the Fangamer fulfillment service that their games are being prepped for shipping. However, these messages specify that only the Kickstarter version of the game and slipcase will

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“Shenmue III” street date broken in Europe; how to avoid spoilers

On Monday, Twitter user Topsu indicated that he found and purchased a copy of Shenmue III at his local market, a full eight days ahead of its scheduled release. Topsu’s Post was confirmed as true by the online Shenmue fan community Shenmue Dojo, which has now put their spoiler policy into effect. This news may be particularly irksome for backers

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Who is your Shenmue Waifu? (SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week special)

Welcome back to SEGA Dreamcast 20th Anniversary Week here at The Splintering! Since Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue is one of the most iconic games on the Dreamcast platform, we had to include it with our Dreamcast-themed celebration. Since the first two Shenmue games are awash in lovely ladies, it occurred to us that there may be one to match up with

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Yet another PR headache for “Shenmue III” – no preorder DLC for Kickstarter backers

The Shenmue III anti-hype train just keeps on chugging along. According to a comment on the game’s Kickstarter page, original Kickstarter backers of Shenmue III will not receive the bonus pre-order content that comes with the standard or deluxe retail editions of the game. A backer named Antonio Miranda requested information from Ys Net regarding season passes and the trial

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Refunds promised to “Shenmue III” backers after Epic Games exclusivity backlash

Last month, publisher Deep Silver and developer Ys Net confirmed that Shenmue III is going to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on Windows PC. That surprise announcement decision disappointed many Shenmue fans, particularly the backers of the original Kickstarter campaign. Not only did the Epic Game Store not exist back when Shenmue III was crowdfunded in 2015, but

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E3: “Shenmue III” backers demand refunds after Epic Game Store exclusivity announcement

During the E3 2019 PC Gaming Press Conference, publisher Deep Silver and developer Ys Net have confirmed Shenmue III is going to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on Windows PC. That may come as a surprise to Valve, as the Shenmue III Steam page is still live at the time of this writing and backers of the original

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Imagine my shock! “Shenmue III” delayed yet again

Publisher Deep Silver and the Shenmue III development team Ys Net released their 100th update to Kickstarter backers today. How did they celebrate this milestone? By announcing another delay. The new release date is now 19 November 2019. Here’s how the team put it in the update: Whilst almost ready, the game simply needs a little more refinement before being truly finished.

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These “Exploded” Console Prints are the Perfect Complement to your Retro Gaming Room

Have you been spending time at home to upgrade your ultimate gaming lair? If you’re a fan of the late 90s & early 2000s era of gaming, then independent artist Angeline N Pear (aka “Angerinet“?) has some killer tapestries for you to adorn your walls. Without any more beating around the bush, have a look for yourself below.   These

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Face-Off: Is the Dreamcast still worth collecting? (SEGA Dreamcast Anniversary Week Special)

While the release of Shenmue I & II last year was certainly cause for celebration among SEGA fans, its release begs a question of critical, global importance: Is the SEGA Dreamcast still worth collecting for? To address this confounding issue, two top minds from Internet blogging sites have agreed to debate the finer points of the conundrum, and what better

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Have you taken a walk “In Ryo’s Footsteps”? (SEGA Week Special)

Before their dreams came true when Shenmue III was revealed at E3 2015, the loyal Shenmue fan base was still rich with artistic and musical tributes, social media campaigns, and various other fan projects celebrating the dormant SEGA franchise. Among the more ambitious fan projects were a pair of documentary films titled In Ryo’s Footsteps by independent filmmakers Andrew Pine

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“Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night” releasing in June, new trailer released

According to ArtPlay and 505 Games, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will release on 18 June for PS4, Xbox One and PC, while the Nintendo Switch version will arrive on 25 June. Bloodstained‘s release marks the end of a storied development. Spearheaded by Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, the game set new records on Kickstarter in 2015, becoming the short-lived most

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New SEGA survey will finally determine the future of Sonic… probably

This week, SEGA started an open online survey to get fan feedback on some of their most popular franchises. The survey is intended to help SEGA “determine the next steps for some of our most popular series.” Several SEGA staples are included in the survey, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Yakuza, Bayonetta, Puyo Puyo, Shenmue, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star, etc. It’s also pretty telling

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SEGA brings the “Yakuza” series and “Valkyria Chronicles 4” to PC starting in August

SEGA announced at E3 this week that several of their Japanese-developed titles will finally be making the jump to PC. In a video titled “Best of Japan on PC”, SEGA revealed that Yakuza Zero, Yakuza Kiwami and Valkyria Chronicles 4 would be coming soon to PC, with Yakuza Zero releasing via Steam on 1 August. All three were previously exclusive

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Capcom aims to revive dormant IPs, which do you want to see?

On Wednesday, Capcom posted an overview of its strategies and plans for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. As part of that, the company provided insight into growth strategies, and its focus going forward. Capcom first highlighted that, with new titles, it will “regularly release titles for major IP while also utilizing dormant IP and remakes”. A part of the

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