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Game name Shenmue
First released on
Wednesday 29th of December 1999
Genres Adventure, Hack and slash/Beat 'em up, Role-playing (RPG), Simulator
Age ratings ESRB T (Strong Language, Animated Violence, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco)
Game modes Single player
Publisher(s) Sega
Developer(s) Sega AM2
Platform(s) DC
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Shenmue Summary

"He shall appear from a far Eastern land across the sea. A young man who has yet to know his potential. This potential is a power that can either destroy him, or realize his will. His courage shall determine his fate. The path he must traverse, fraught with adversity, I await whilst praying. For this destiny predetermined since ancient times... A pitch, black night unfolds with the morning star as its only light. And thus the saga, begins..." This first chapter of Shenmue kicks off Yu Suzuki's cinematic Dreamcast tour-de-force, an exploration-heavy adventure that has players immerse themselves in Yokosuka, Japan. Players slip into the role of a young martial artist named Ryo Hazuki, who is on the trail of his father's killer. On the way, players must talk with hundreds of characters, engage in martial arts battles, and marvel at the realistic depiction of the Japanese coastal town.

Shenmue releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Japan Wednesday 29th of December 1999 Dreamcast
Flag North America Wednesday 8th of November 2000 Dreamcast
Flag Europe Friday 1st of December 2000 Dreamcast

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