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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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“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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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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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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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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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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