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Offline RobLMor

Shenmue Download for Playstation Network?
« on: September 19, 2014, 02:27:27 AM »
I don't know whether this has already been answered somewhere, but does anyone know if Shenmue is being released as a downloadable game on PSN? And if not, why not? I've seen a few old dreamcast games on there and was just wondering if anyone has heard any plans?

Offline James

Re: Shenmue Download for Playstation Network?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014, 04:21:36 AM »
Nothing's ever been announced about Shenmue getting the PSN treatment, unfortunately. There have been a number of rumors over the past two years but mostly based on speculation and misunderstandings. Nothing substantial.

In my opinion Sega either doesn't want to spend more money on a new lick of paint for a game that carries the stigma of costing them millions already, or they know full well the increased expectations it would bring upon them for a new sequel, which they're unwilling to re-commit to. Most fans of course feel that sales of HD ports would be instrumental in changing their minds, so it's a Catch 22 situation. They won't give us the chance to prove them wrong with our wallets.

Offline Son ALA

Re: Shenmue Download for Playstation Network?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 10:25:36 AM »
Holy crap! You wouldn't believe the amount of adrenaline thatbjust surged throughout my body.  I almost ran to my living room to dust off the playstation.  No nees to now :(

Offline xiuying hong is brill

Re: Shenmue Download for Playstation Network?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2014, 02:55:07 AM »
Yeah I think it's likely that it's the increased anticipation for a sequel it would bring, that have caused Sega to deny Shenmue a digital re-release. They wouldn't have had to do a kid nocon type job, as it's not like they did that for their other DC re-releases. But Sega know what they will be getting themselves into as soon as they give Shenmue a re-release and finally make it accessible to the masses: a new generation of #saveshenmue campaigners, and increased scrutiny in the media over when Shenmue 3 is coming or why they aren't making it, and that's the type of scrutiny that Sega have dogmatically tried to ignore and wish away for the last decade. They are scared to re-release it because they know doing so would be a tacit commitment to continue the series.

But it has to happen, in an age when nearly all of gaming's true undisputed modern classics (and some not so classics) have been opened up and made accessible to contemporary gamers, the omission of Shenmue is becoming increasingly noticeable and unpalatable. Even more so than the omission of a Shenmue 3.
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Offline jameswalker85

Re: Shenmue Download for Playstation Network?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2014, 05:48:06 PM »
I would sell a kidney for a PS4 if Shenmue was released as a PS4 exclusive. Otherwise I'd buy it on PS3 and save up the old fashioned way. By pimping myself out.

Offline Son ALA

Re: Shenmue Download for Playstation Network?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2014, 08:49:04 PM »
The oldest profession.
Hip thrusting on the corner asking ladies if they would like to try a game of lucky hit.

I would save your kidney as a bargaining chip. If the head of sega needs a kidney,  bam! Our foot is in the door. Trade that baby up for shenmue everything

Offline jameswalker85

Re: Shenmue Download for Playstation Network?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2014, 06:39:03 AM »
So long as we share a blood type. Shouldn't be too hard to find out his; they seem to be obsessed with them over there. :D

Offline Son ALA

Re: Shenmue Download for Playstation Network?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2014, 10:25:28 AM »
Lol, every japanese game has age, height and blood type.  Then doa revolutionized everything and started adding cup sizes

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Offline Son ALA

Re: Shenmue Download for Playstation Network?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2014, 10:25:38 AM »
Pretty damn interesting read. I lost control amd started to laugh hysterically when i rwad

"Blood type harassment, called "bura-hara" (wasei-eigo-a portmanteau of "blood" and "harassment"), has been blamed for bullying of children in playgrounds, loss of job opportunities, and ending of happy relationships."

Lol, back in the day we would laugh so hard and make fun of someone who tried to make an insult based on that.

Offline Shenmue Stare

Re: Shenmue Download for Playstation Network?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2014, 08:44:54 PM »
Haha, it's a crazy world we live in, brudda.