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Rumour: Suzuki considering Kickstarter to fund Shenmue III

Shenmue

Yu Suzuki, producer and director of the well-loved Shenmue and Shenmue II, is apparently considering using Kickstarter to fund the development of Shenmue III.

Sebastien-Abdelhamid, a French TV reporter, met with Suzuki at the Monaco Anime Game Show. Following their conversation, he tweeted about Suzuki’s interest in a possible Kickstarter project to fund Shenmue III and in creating an anime or manga to conclude the Shenmue story. So, if Shenmue III were to become a reality, it might not be the long-awaited game many fans are desperate for.

Shenmue III was planned for release – its development was even announced a couple of times, but the projects were ultimately cancelled. In 2011, Suzuki indicated that Sega would likely permit him to make Shenmue III, however budget was a issue to overcome. The following year, Suzuki hinted that he can acquire the rights to Shenmue . The recent revelation of a potential crowd funded Shenmue III has no doubt set many fan’s hearts aflutter.

I suppose now is a time for cautious optimism … again.

Source: Twitter

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343 Industries working on Halo 2 Anniversary Edition?


The latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine UK has reported a rumour that 343 Industries is working away at a HD remake of Halo 2, following on from the success of last year’s release of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition.

Given that the 10th anniversary of Halo 2 isn’t until 2014, I wouldn’t expect to hear much for now. One would hope that the game’s multiplayer comes across intact, rather than merely being a map pack for Halo Reach since Halo 2‘s single player is arguably the weakest in the series.