Shenmue Documentary Film, Shenmue I & II, Other Info


Hello Backers,

In this update we have some Shenmue related news we would like to bring to your attention.     

Shenmue Documentary Film Project

As you may know, a documentary on Shenmue is currently live on Kickstarter entitled, “A Gamer’s Journey: The Definitive History of Shenmue”.

Headed by Shenmue fan Adam Sipione, the documentary mixes interviews from those on the production side and the fan side, exploring the history of the Shenmue series and the influence it has made on the game community. 

With support from the fans, the project has already reached its initial goal, but the stretch goals are within reach, so please take a look! 

*”A Gamer’s Journey” is not affiliated with YSNET or Shenmue III, and we will not comment on questions concerning the documentary. Thank you for your understanding. 



Inquiries Concerning Shenmue I & II 

We have been receiving many inquiries about Sega’s announcement* for the August 21st release of Shenmue I & II. 

*Release date in Japan has been announced for November 22nd. 

Shenmue Documentary Film, Shenmue I & II, Other Info

Shenmue I & II are not directly involved with either YSNET or Shenmue III, so we unfortunately cannot comment publicly on them. We kindly ask you to direct any inquiries about Shenmue I & II to the customer support links below. (Please be aware that customer support desks vary depending on where you live.)     


Customer support for Europe and America

Customer support for Japan

Customer support for Asia (digital version only)

*For customer support concerning the physical version in Asia, please see the information located on the package.



gamescom 2018

We have a quick announcement about gamescom 2018 taking place in Cologne, Germany towards the end of this month.

For this year’s event, Yu Suzuki will not be in attendance. However, when we have some new information about future appearances we will update you.

*For more information on gamescom 2018, please visit the gamescom site.


Thank you as always for your support!



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