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Help add Ryo Hazuki to new Sega mobile game
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:36:44 AM »

Here's something all Shenmue fans can do to draw a little more attention to the franchise.

Sega is currently preparing a new mobile game in Japan, and is using the lure of new characters to drive pre-registrations.

Much like Kickstarter projects unlock new stretch goals once certain funding targets are met, this campaign adds new characters once certain numbers pre-register for the game (which is free-to-play).

So far 50,000 people have pre-registered. Sega says that if this number passes 55,000, Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki will be added to the game.

While it's hardly Shenmue HD, putting Ryo in front of thousands or even millions of new eyes (depending on the game's success) will raise awareness of our favorite martial arts student as a character and create interest in the source material. Every little helps in raising Shenmue's stock as a viable, relevant IP in 2018.

Full details are provided by the Phantom River Stone blog. This link explains the pre-registration process that we encourage all Shenmue fans to follow, to boost those numbers and unlock Ryo for a new audience!