A popular subject of discussion amongst the Shenmue fan community is what lies in store for protagonist Ryo Hazuki as he draws closer to the villainous Chi You Men organization, to which his father’s killer belongs.
Shenmue 500K Facebook admin Norris Girdy has compiled a chart of known information about the leaders of this outfit, based on details supplied in-game as well as further research including interviews given by series director Yu Suzuki to fans and media.
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August 21st sees the long-awaited release of SEGA’s new versions of Shenmue I & II, enhanced by d3t for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam).
While the compilation is available at bargain prices, newcomers to the series may wonder if it’s worth diving into a pair of titles first published on the SEGA Dreamcast console in 1999 and 2001.
Members of the Shenmue 500K group on Facebook were therefore asked to help explain to new players the kind of games that awaited them in Shenmue I & II. Here are some of their responses.
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Since the recent announcement that Sega will release new versions of Shenmue I & II on modern platforms this year, pre-orders have been lighting up the charts around the world.
The double pack is budget priced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (where Steam pre-sales will likely become available once an exact release date has been confirmed). To further ease the strain on fans’ wallets however, especially for those seeking to buy multiple copies, the Shenmue 500K group on Facebook has been crowdsourcing the cheapest deals in each country.
Note: Retailers willingly take the hit on any discount below the recommended price, so Sega and their partners receive the same amount regardless.
Fans can help drive pre-orders by promoting the games in the #Shenmue Tweetathon, taking place every month on the 3rd. Spreading the word to gamers far and wide, the community can maximize the success of this relaunched franchise and help secure its future beyond Shenmue III next year.
Shenmue 500K finally has a website, and it’s Shenmue500K.net. For the first time in our six-year history, we have somewhere to store the kinds of articles and resources that are easily lost under the hustle and bustle of the Shenmue community’s largest and busiest Facebook group.
Our debut article will be the group’s very first interview with Shenmue III director Yu Suzuki, conducted at Gamescom two weeks ago. The website allows us to format this in a way that just isn’t possible on today’s social media, so we’ll be excited to hear your feedback.
Furthermore, this is YOUR website, so please get in touch with any ideas or proposals you have for new content. Our goal is to provide a platform to the wealth of knowledge and talent that makes this community so terrific.
To this end, the admin team can now be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org – or reach out to any of us through existing methods via the Facebook group and Twitter (@shen500k).
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