Several members of the Shenmue community including myself are all working together in a new joint campaign between the newly created "Team Yu" and the older "Shenmue 500K" campaign
Rather than using the tired old format of begging Sega to make Shenmue III we are looking down a different avenue of simply asking Sega to hand over the Shenmue license to Yu Suzuki, creator and founder of the series. He is still clearly passionate about the series and consistently expresses interest in continueing his Saga. He has also stated it would be possible to obtain the license from Sega, so he himself is clearly interested in this idea. If he was to obtain the license he could then find new parties to help fund development or even ask fans for donations, which im sure people would be willing to do.
Please help support this new idea by getting involved in some way and by spreading the word of the campaign. Here are some helpful related links.
Could i just tell you guys about the monthly tweetathon that the Team Yu leader has set up, it is gonna happen on the 3rd of each month and the last one went very well. here is his message about it:
SHENMUE Call to Action! If you're a fan of Shenmue, then get yourself on Twitter Tuesday, April 3rd, and take part in the second of a monthly drive to raise awareness of a vital piece of the Shenmue III puzzle. Team Yu needs YOU! On the third day of each month, we need you to tweet 'at' SEGA with the hashtag #GiveYuTheShenmueLicense - because the only way we're going to get a conclusion to Yu Suzuki's epic tale is if Sega let him find a way to make it without their help (which has been unforthcoming for the last ten years). In addition, on the same third day of each month, please retweet EVERY related message you can find in support of this goal, and encourage your friends to do the same. We need to show Sega that the Shenmue fanbase is vast and will not be silenced. Individual users continue to be blocked by Sega's Twitter account for daring to enquire about this abruptly halted series of games. But in the face of a larger social event, Sega's Twitter team cannot keep their fingers in the company's ears; if enough people make enough noise, somebody will be forced to listen. So please, if you ever want to see Shenmue 3 get made, just set aside a few minutes on Tuesday April 3rd, and every 3rd of the month thereafter, to tweet 'at' SEGA for them to #GiveYuTheShenmueLicense - and retweet every related post you can find, old and new. Ryo Hazuki embarked on his adventure on December 3rd, and now day 3 of each month is Shenmue 3 day on Twitter. This months (March 3rd) tweetathon was a big success, so set the trend continuing Tuesday, April 3rd: #GiveYuTheShenmueLicense 'at' SEGA --- SHENMUE FAN SITE - http://www.shenmue-uk.com SHENMUE FAN FORUM- http://shenmue-uk.proboards.com