Ryo is beaten down and taken hostage as the man questions Iwao, "Where is the mirror?" In December 2010, a social game, Shenmue City, was launched in Japan; it was shut down in December 2011. Zhao died under mysterious circumstances several years later. Niao Sun betrays Lan Di, and has her men burn the castle. Despite attracting positive reviews and a cult following, neither game made a profit and Shenmue III entered a period of development hell lasting over a decade. Ryo is beaten down and taken hostage as the man questions Iwao, "Where is the mirror?" Ryo also discovers that the phoenix and dragon mirrors were created by Shenhua's great-grandfather at the request of the Chinese emperor. "Do you remember Zhao Sun Ming?" In Niaowu, Ryo and Shenhua learn that a local gang, the Red Snakes, is holding Yuan and Xu hostage. [51] In September 2015, Data Discs released the Shenmue soundtrack on vinyl in three separate colored editions. ", "Shenmue Goes Social on Yahoo's New PC Service", "Shenmue creator: Story has 11 chapters, ideally '4 or 5 games' in the series", "Yu Suzuki pledges to try to make Shenmue 4 via in-game letter to fans", "Yu Suzuki believes Shenmue 4 will happen and wants it to appeal to a broader audience", "Why is everybody so excited? When he threatens to kill Ryo, Iwao tells him the mirror is buried under the cherry blossom tree outside. [11] Shenmue II was released for Dreamcast in 2001 in Japan and Europe only; an Xbox port followed in 2002 in Japan, Europe and North America. Once this mysterious object is in the man's possession, he again attacks Iwao. In Guilin, Ryo meets a teenage girl, Shenhua Ling, whose family is connected to the legacy of the dragon and phoenix mirrors. A fan (Mr 357) has recreated the entire movie in full HD with widescreen support and captured much of the missing content that was missing from the original movie. [6][25], Shenmue I and II feature a level of detail considered unprecedented for games at the time of their release. Shenmue III was released following a successful crowdfunding campaign, 18 years after the release of Shenmue II. And then, Iwao is knocked down in defeat. [29][30][31] The Dreamcast and HD versions of Shenmue II allows the player to import their save data from Shenmue, carrying over money, inventory items and martial arts moves. Lan Di delivers a finishing blow and Iwao dies in Ryo's arms. In quick time events, the player must press the right combination of buttons at the right moment to succeed. Shenmue: The Movie 1h 28min | Action , Adventure , Crime | 20 January 2001 (Japan) Follow Ryo Hazuki as he attempts to track down the man responsible for his father's death. https://shenmue.fandom.com/wiki/Shenmue:_The_Movie?oldid=14885. ", "Shenmue once featured cats that walk on two legs", "Make it rain Yuan with these Shenmue 3 money-making tips", "IGN Presents the History of SEGA – IGN – Page 8", "Yu Suzuki Says Shenmue 3 Will Get Us 40 Percent Through Ryo's Story", "7. [53], In August 2018 Sega released high-definition ports of Shenmue and Shenmue II for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ryo confronts Lan Di, but Lan Di easily defeats him. Ryo fends off an attack from Chai, who reveals that Yuan and Xu have been taken to the city of Niaowu. [1] Sega advertised Shenmue as belonging to a new genre it termed "full reactive eyes entertainment" or "FREE". Looking for something to watch? In 2004, Sega announced a spin-off massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Shenmue Online, but it was not released. In Hong Kong, Ryo finds Master Xiuying Hong, but she refuses to help him, considering his quest for vengeance reckless. The story follows teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki as he travels through 1980s Japan and China in pursuit of his father's killer. Despite attracting positive reviews and a cult following, the games were commercial failures and further installments entered development hell. And then, Iwao is knocked down in defeat. It was released with the Xbox version of Shenmue II in 2002 and is 1 hr 30 mins long. A man wearing dark green Chinese clothes appears at the Hazuki family home with two black-suited thugs. Shenmue (1999) and Shenmue II (2001) were developed by Sega AM2 and published by Sega for Dreamcast. Zhu reveals that Lan Di killed Ryo's father because he believes Iwao killed his own father. [6] Development also covered some of Shenmue II (2001), which was completed for a smaller figure,[7] and possibly groundwork for future Shenmue games. [5] It became the most expensive game ever developed at the time, reported to have cost US$70 million; in 2011, Suzuki said the figure was closer to $47 million including marketing. High-definition ports of Shenmue and Shenmue II for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were released in 2018. [63], massively multiplayer online role-playing game, "Creator Yu Suzuki shares the story of Shenmue's development", "Shenmue – discovering the Sega classic 14 years too late", "Shenmue Online canceled: Who will move all of these online crates now? Shenmue is an action-adventure game series created, produced and directed by Yu Suzuki. The point of releasing this movie was for people who never had a Dreamcast due to it being unsuccessful because of the PlayStation 2, that are playing Shenmue II first, to know what happened before Shenmue II. [20] It was released on 19 November 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Windows. Shenmue: The Movie Follow Ryo Hazuki as he attempts to track down the man responsible for his father's death. The series will comprise 13 episodes and will air English dubbed on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block in the United States and stream on Crunchyroll. He convinces Sun, a local martial arts master, to teach him a powerful Bajiquan move, and uses it to defeat Yanlang. [23] In 2020, Suzuki told IGN he had created Shenmue III "for the fans", and that he planned to give Shenmue IV more mainstream appeal. Shenmue (1999) and Shenmue II (2001) were developed by Sega AM2 and published by Sega for Dreamcast. I should mention though that this doesn't really feel like a movie. As Lan Di's men dig up the mirror, Lan Di mentions Zhao Sunming, whom Iwao allegedly killed in Mengcun, China. Plus, see what some of your favorite '90s stars look like now. His father was responsible for killing someone long ago. [58] The series will be directed by Sakurai Chikara with Suzuki as executive producer. The player explores the Yokosuka, Hong Kong and Guilin open worlds, searching for clues, examining objects and talking to non-player characters for information. I loved the sense of immersion the game had that you can't really find in most games. The Best TV Shows About Being in Your 30s, Akemi Sato / Title: By turning the game into a movie, that sense of immersion is gone. The original Shenmue was the most expensive video game ever developed at the time, with an estimated production and marketing cost of US$47 to $70 million, though some of the development also covered Shenmue II. From these words Ryo learns of a shocking truth from the past. Shenmue III became the fastest-funded and the highest-funded video game project in Kickstarter history, reaching its initial $2 million goal in just over nine hours,[19] and earning $6.3 million in total. [56], A more ambitious remaster of both games, featuring new models, textures and lighting, was canceled in 2017. It is online at YouTube. He defeats a local gang connected to Lan Di's organization, and Master Chen tells him to seek the aid of Master Xiuying in Hong Kong. Ryo's investigation leads him to Master Chen in the Yokosuka harbor. The games feature a 3D fighting system similar to Sega's Virtua Fighter series; Ryo can fight multiple opponents at once, and can practice moves to increase their power. Throughout the movie many sound effects were replaced with new ones compare to the original game itself. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Ryo learns that Lan Di's father, Sunming Zhao, once visited Bailu with Ryo's father to train under the local grandmaster. Yuriko Kikuchi Shenmue: The Movie is a movie that contains all the major events of the first Shenmue. Shenmue III, developed by Suzuki's company Ys Net, was released for PlayStation 4 and Windows in 2019. The year is 1986, the place is Yokosuka, Japan. Ryo pulls his father close and feels him take his last breath. Having no other recourse, Iwao reluctantly tells him. [1], Terry Osada - Ine Hayata / Megumi Mishima, Eric Kelso - Masayuki Fukuhara / Chen Gui Zhang. [30], IGN described the Shenmue story as a "revenge epic in the tradition of Chinese cinema". ShenmueDojo. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.