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  • How Big A Budget Does Shenmue 3 Need? Yu Suzuki, creator of the Shenmue series, was recently featured in a Reddit AMA. One of the big questions fans had for the guy was just how much he really needs to make a current-gen sequel to this. The original game cost $47 million.
    “I will say this: if we reach the $5 mil mark, one of the things I really want to do with Shenmue 3 will become a reality,” Suzuki replied. “At $10 million, it will truly have the features of an open world.”
    So there you have it, Suzuki needs 10 million. But he’s likely just talking in crowdfunding ...
  • Now Shenmue 3 Comes With Jacket In the past four days since its activation, the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter has grown exponentially and is on track to become one of the largest crowdfunded products the site has ever had, if not THE largest (come on, let’s kick Exploding Hamsters off its throne).
    One of the premium offerings the page originally offered was a replica jacket of the one Ryo wears in the games; the one with the dragon on the back. It was worn by Masaya Matsukaze during all the Shenmue press events hyping the original game. To get it, you had to pay $10,000. It’s gone now; ...
  • The Conversation That Led To The Fire Emblem/SMT Crossover The award for E3’s Weirdest Trailer must go to the new one for the Fire Emblem / Shin Megami Tensei crossover game, now given the baffling moniker of “Genei Ibun Roku # FE” (which could still change in localization). When a series full of permadeath and a series where you once had to summon monsters by shooting yourself in the head clashed, no one expected the result to be a singing, dancing, JPOP sparklefest.
    And yet, no one seems to mind. Reaction to the trailer online from fans of both series was mostly positive. Yet how did we get to this ...
  • Here’s What Made Square Change Their Minds About A Final Fantasy 7 Remake The creative team at Square-Enix behind Final Fantasy 7, or what was left of it, has repeatedly denied requests to remake the game with better graphics than 1997 could offer, and introduce a new generation of gamers to one of the series’ best cast of characters. They’ve claimed it would be too big a project, that it would be impossible to include everything in high-poly 3D without spending a trillion dollars, etc. What now made them suddenly think otherwise?
    The director of the Final Fantasy 7 remake, Tetsuya Nomura, conducted a Q&A with the website Eurogamer where he was asked this ...
  • “World of Final Fantasy” Explained It’s only now, as the chaos of E3 is starting to settle, that you might be asking yourself “What was that Final Fantasy game that Square showed before they revealed the FFVII remake? What was the deal with that?” Square-Enix has released more information about World of Final Fantasy than the trailer covered.
    When they say “World of Final Fantasy” they really mean it — characters from every game that has ever sported the brand name, including the Tactics and Crystal Chronicles spinoffs, will appear here (except the ones from those Game Boy games that were actually Mana and SaGa games ...
  • It’s Impossible To Kill The Dog In Fallout 4 Bethesda’s Fallout 4 was first announced last year with an appearance from a dog. It was assumed by a lot of people that this dog’s days were numbered, and having a dog in the world of Fallout was just a countdown to tragedy. Not so, said Fallout director Todd Howard at the Fallout E3 Q&A panel this afternoon. The dog will never die.
    You cannot kill the dog. Ever. If you point a gun at the dog and shoot, the bullets will likely go through it. If you throw a large piece of metal scrap at its head, it won’t gain ...
  • Star Ocean 5 Confirmed For American Release This morning during Square-Enix’s E3 press conference, a new English trailer for Star Ocean 5 (now called Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness) made its debut. The game itself has yet to be localized, but Square confirmed it would receive a US release within the first two quarters of 2016.
    Square’s official synopsis: Set between the events of STAR OCEAN: The Second Story and STAR OCEAN: Till the End of Time, STAR OCEAN: Integrity and Faithlessness takes place centuries after humans have left Earth for the stars. On a planet in the distant Faykreed star system, the swordsman Fidel Camuze and his ...
  • Shenmue 3 Kickstarter, Announced At E3, Will Be Funded Talk about a day of megaton announcements. An FFVII remake, a release date for The Last Guardian, and Shenmue 3 all happened within two hours. All three were announced during Sony’s E3 conference. The latter happened when Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki took the stage to announce….a Kickstarter. People have been asking him for the game for years, and lately they’ve been begging him to make one of these to fund it. So…he did.
    Shenmue was released for the Dreamcast in 2000 and was one of the world’s first open-world 3D sandbox games, beating Grand Theft Auto III to the market by ...
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Announced, No Joke If you don’t believe me, that’s because you haven’t been to any other website that reports any kind of news. Go ahead and look, I’ll wait.
    Back yet? Yeah, it’s real; we’re living in this world. Honestly, I still don’t believe it either. After so many false rumors and promises, after so many cruel teasers like the PS3 tech demo and that one time Square made a trailer that started out looking like a remake but segued into the original game being ported to PS4…..after Square repeatedly, REPEATEDLY told reporters that this game couldn’t be rendered in next-gen graphics because it ...
  • Mass Effect Andromeda Announced Bioware officially announced the impending existence of Mass Effect 4, now retitled Mass Effect Andromeda, at the EA E3 press conference earlier today. The project is very early and will not be completed until late next year, but we did get a vague trailer that answered nothing. All we have to go on is Bioware’s official description of the game….
    While we aren’t ready to go into too many details just yet, as you saw in the trailer and can tell by the name, this game is very much a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the ...