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Offline Team Yu

May the 3rd be with Yu!
« on: May 03, 2015, 12:30:33 AM »

Imagine the reaction of Star Wars fans had the original trilogy been cut short after The Empire Strikes Back.

With Han Solo frozen in carbonite, and Luke Skywalker discovering who his father really is (hey, we don't want to be the ones to spoil it for you...), the lack of closure would be agonizing. What fate would become that galaxy far, far away, and more importantly, the characters we'd spent the last two movies investing ourselves in?

Fortunately George Lucas didn't find himself in the same position as Yu Suzuki, and the Jedi got to return a mere three years later.

Shenmue fans have been waiting 14 years for Ryo Hazuki to catch up with his father's killer and discover the truth behind the second game's tantalizing cliffhanger.

This Sunday the next in over three years' worth of monthly Tweetathons invites gamers from around the world to converge on Twitter around a hashtag that means so much to so many.

Some will say it's impossible, but those who search their feelings will know it to be true. Team Yu needs YOU to #SaveShenmue!

Offline Team Yu

Re: May the 3rd be with Yu!
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 08:50:41 PM »

It may be Star Wars Day but yesterday was unequivocally Shenmue Day, as fans of Yu Suzuki's magnum opus came out in Force for the #SaveShenmue Tweetathon.

We want to thank everybody who took part in making the event a social media spectacular, as the pressure mounts on the industry to facilitate a Shenmue revival. The more people we reach and the more support our cause receives, the greater our chances of rescuing this franchise from the trash compactor of Sega, that wretched hive of scum and villainy.

With every show of strength from the fan community comes a new hope, a hope for a seismic shift in public opinion towards ending the biggest creative injustice standing between the medium of videogames and its right to be called art.

The odds? Never tell us the odds.

The next Tweetathon of course is set for June 3rd, and if you haven't already done so, you can pre-load your tweet for the occasion at - all too easy!

Meanwhile, in case you missed it on Facebook and are in need of a quick timed Shenmue hit on your mobile, this is the Android game you're looking for:

Offline jameswalker85

Re: May the 3rd be with Yu!
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 11:25:42 PM »
I just made enough free space on my phone to install Excite QTA 2 and Adobe Air, and proceeded to knock Dave off the #10 spot. :D