Monday, July 10, 2017

Vote Shenmue as Best All-Time Game! | Famitsu 1500th Edition Poll Closing 18th July 2017

Game Poll: Famitsu 1500th Edition

Shenmue fans, it is time for another poll, and another chance to boost the first two Shenmue games up the ranks!

The poll link is at the end of this post.

Poll for Best All-Time Game


It was not so long ago (May, in fact) that Famitsu held their poll for best Action-Adventure game and Shenmue came through with flying colors, with Shenmue II scooping 6th place and the first Shenmue game claiming 2nd place just below Yakuza 0.

And now a new poll is open to celebrate the upcoming 1500th edition of the Weekly Famitsu magazine (dated September 15th, on sale from August 31st).

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

How to Get to Dobuita Street | Dobuita Guide Series Part 1

How to Get to Dobuita Street


Today's post is the first of a series of mini-guides to visiting the real Dobuita Street area in Yokosuka. The intention is for these to serve as a reference for anyone who is planning a trip over to Japan visit the area for themselves.

Tip: Google Maps is extremely useful for checking train fares, times and routes, and is integrated with the timetables of all the main transportation companies in Japan.

General Location


Yokosuka is located to the south of Tokyo on the Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa prefecture. Although there are excellent train services, allow 60-80 minutes one-way by train from Tokyo. We'll take one of the main stations, Shinagawa station, as our example starting station for comparing fares. (If you are already in nearby Kamakura, it is only a 20 minute train ride).

Kangawa prefecture
A map of Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo. Yokosuka is situated on the Miura Peninsula.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Comments on Kickstarter Update #69: August Event, Revised Logo & New Characters

Comments on Kickstarter Update #69

Yu Suzuki left us all in anticipation when he mentioned earlier in the month (after his message about the rescheduling of the Shenmue III release date to the second half of 2018) that there was more news to be shared in this month's update. Now Kickstarter Update #69 is in, and it's a juicy one!

Response to Feedback


The update starts by expressing gratitude for the various comments they received after last time's announcement of the new release date. One small sentence from the Japanese version of the update that was left out of the English text was that "We have read them all". It is nice to know that they are actively checking everyone's feedback.