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Shenmue World’s World Ends

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Posted on January 2, 2012 AT 01:47pm

THE BUZZ: Remember Shenmue World, the online social game based around Yu Suzuki’s epic Shenmue franchise? Wait, what do you mean “no”?

Actually, it’s quite likely that you don’t—Shenmue World was launched on Japanese mobile gaming platforms (aka cellphones) back in December 2010, but never got the PC browser-based version that was promised.

Well, it now doesn’t matter if you ever knew about it or not, as Japanese gaming site Andriasang reports that the game’s developer Ysnet has announced that Shenmue World has now officially come to and end.

EGM’s TAKE: So, what’s better: No Shenmue at all, or Shenmue existing as some strange “mobile social” game only for cellphones? I’ve got to be honest—if those are my options, I might choose the first.

Source: Andriasang

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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