With all the negative press surrounding Bungie/Activisions Destiny & Red Bull exclusivity deal, many took to utilising their suffering at the hands of the community at large to promote their own game.
Most attempts fell flat, Planetside 2 in particular; given their own troubles, yet one developer has managed to find the balance that keeps it firmly in the tongue in cheek satire department. Techland’s #DrinkforDLC twitter campaign went down so well with gamers when they opened the campaign on Wednesday, that they have now decided to take a poke at another community gripe, as it appears they are now ripping on Sony’s recent decision to Crowd-fund Shenmue 3, even though it appears they intended to finance its development.
The #DrinkforDLC campaign now has added stretch goals for further free content, and they have also thrown a docket code in for good measure.
A twitter verified and very well known French Journalist has taken to twitter to confirm that SEGA’s Yu Suzuki (and my all-time hero) is looking at the possibilities of funding Shenmue 3. He created well known games such as Virtua Racing, Hang-On, Virtua Fighter and more spectacularly – the Shenmue series of games for the Sega Dreamcast. It seems his plans for a third entry in the popular franchise which is well overdue could be backed by a funding model similar to Kickstarter?
Quite some time ago thisisxbox was informed that both Shenmue and Shenmue II have been HD-fied for an Xbox LIVE Arcade release, but SEGA are sitting on the fence until they are clear about Shenmue’s future.
The French journalist also delivers the news that Shenmue could be continued in a Manga/Anime setting:
Shenmue 3 has been rumoured for quite some time, but no information or real proof of its existence surfacing anywhere.
We’ll keep you updated should we hear any more news
Via AGB and NeoGaf
Shemue, one of the most ground breaking games in the history of the SEGA Dreamcast is heading for the Xbox LIVE Arcade complete with a new HD skin – and has apparently been finalised for over a year, according to an industry source speaking to GamerZines. Continue reading Shenmue HD and Shenmue II HD Heading for XBLA ?