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Sega: Shenmue III Trademark Is A Hoax

You were all happy there for a moment, weren't you?

As several sources reported earlier in the week, there was a "Shenmue III" trademark listing with the European Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM). As fans of the series have been waiting for many years for the a sequel, it got a lot of people talking.

Unfortunately, Sega confirmed to GameSpot that the trademark is a hoax. They're currently "looking into the origins of this application," which supposedly covered "computer game programs," "computer game software," and "video game discs and cartridges." It sucks, too, because this franchise was supposed to be a trilogy, but was cut short after Shenmue II released for the original Xbox in 2002. That doesn't mean a third title won't eventually show up, though.

However, this is another example of a false trademark for a highly anticipated project that doesn't officially exist. Fallout 4 was "outed" in a similar fashion, although we figure there's more of a chance of a new Fallout than a new Shenmue.

Tags: shenmue iii, shenmue 3, shenmue sequel, shenmue 3 trademark

11/29/2013 11:37:46 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (9 posts)

slow and smart
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 12:09:00 PM
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Aah man,shenmue was really great in the dreamcast days,excellent gameplay!,i hope that shenmue wil come to the ps4.

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Knightzane
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 2:06:42 PM
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What's Shenmue?

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Xombito
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 3:39:13 PM

Are you being sarcastic? If not, it was like Grand Theft Auto (open world aspect), Heavy Rain (cinematics, QTE type stuff) and Yakuza (everything else) all rolled into one.

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Xombito
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 3:35:31 PM
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Ok Sega, people want a new Shenmue. I want a new Shenmue! I want a re-release of the old Shenmues! I'm tired getting teased with no pay off!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 3:52:33 PM
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Sega should like make the game.

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Kiryu
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 3:56:10 PM
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Shenmue the Original game that was what meant to be true open world, Glad Yakuza Games truly was the spiritual Successor to Shenmue and Yakuza became my favorite series of all time.

Gta couldn't even do 3d when shenmue came out.

Guys play Yakuza 5 and goto the arcade in fukuoka city and play Virtual Fighter 2 at the arcades, the combat is same as that in Shenmue.Originally Shenmue was supposed to be called, Virtual Fighter RPG by creator Yu Suzuki.

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Temjin001
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 7:07:09 PM
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I'm really needing more from the Fully Reactive Eyes Entertainment (FREE) genre. Freak'n FPS games ruin everything.

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___________
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 2:01:58 AM
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im sorry but if your stupid enough to believe this than you dont deserve to be living on this earth.
its more likely infuane, and miakami will return to crapcom, and return mega man and resident evil, to former glory, than us ever seeing a new shenmue!

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xenris
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 5:59:50 PM
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I really want this to become a thing. I was left so disheartened.

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