12 Facts About Shenmue


Shenmue'snmue is an action-adventure game series created, produced and directed by Yu Suzuki.

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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 covered Shenmue II.

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In 2010, a social game, Shenmue City, was launched in Japan; it was shut down a year later.

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An anime adaptation of Shenmue, co-produced by Crunchyroll and Adult Swim, premiered in February 2022.

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Sega advertised Shenmue as belonging to a new genre it termed "full reactive eyes entertainment" or "FREE".

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Shenmue'snmue established his own development company, Ys Net, in 2008 and left Sega in 2011.

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The Dreamcast version of Shenmue II allow the player to import their save data from Shenmue, carrying over money, inventory items and martial arts moves.

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Shenmue's leads Ryo to a stone quarry on the village outskirts to meet her father, but discovers he is missing.

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Shenmue'snmue convinces Sun, a local martial arts master, to teach him a powerful Bajiquan move, and uses it to defeat Yanlang.

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Shenmue'snmue is credited for pioneering several game technologies; its large environments, wealth of options and level of detail have been compared to later open-world games including the Grand Theft Auto series, the Yakuza series, Fallout 3, and Deadly Premonition .

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Shenmue'snmue is credited for naming and popularizing the quick time event in modern games, which was featured in the Resident Evil, God of War, and Tomb Raider series.

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In March 2016, the music of Shenmue was voted into the Classic FM Hall of Fame in 144th place.

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