Shenmue III Trademark Filed By Sega In Europe

By Spencer . November 27, 2013 . 12:39pm

Sega filed a trademark for Shenmue III – yes Shenmue III – in Europe. The trademark was registered on November 25 by Sega Japan.



That probably means Sega is working on Shenmue III. Sega isn’t like Namco Bandai who registers dozens of trademarks everyday. The last trademark Sega registered was for Sonic Lost World which was filed in May. The same attorneys, R.G.C. Jenkins & Co, handled both trademarks. Side by side comparison below:


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  • firstarioch

    Best news in years !,

  • Ty Austin

    Pardon me, I have to jump out my window in excitement.

  • Brandonmkii


  • Dark Lord Ash


  • Kalis Konig

    We did it everyone… we did it. *tears of Joy. Now if we can get HD Ports of the first two with refined controls!

  • Marcelo Gouvêa


  • BobTheCat

    Sorry to disappoint, but I believe this was already confirmed as a hoax.

  • Pyrotek85

    Huh, was just reading about Shenmue since today was the 15th anniversary of the Dreamcast.

  • Fake

    • idrawrobots

      Damn. I just exploded with happiness for a brief moment.

  • Kaetsu

    For any Shenmue fans out there you should really check out Sleeping Dogs(on sale on steam atm). It’s the closest thing to Shenmue since…well Shenmue 2

    • leingod

      The closest thing to Shenmue is Yakuza, actually… but it still won’t replace Shenmue.

      • Kaetsu

        I completely forgot about Yakuza! Your right but Sleeping Dogs always reminds me of Shenmue.

  • AnimeRemix

    Yeah… The hoax was fun while it lasted…

  • Solomon_Kano

    I don’t know if the lack of an expiry date means anything, but I do think it’s worth noting that, unlike the Lost World trademark, the Shenmue trademark has no applicant reference number.

    • Sega Orbi Beyond

      That’s because all Japanese or international Trademark IPs are all under the jurisdiction of the US Trademark Office. All legit and legal Trademarks from both the USPTO and the JTO must have an application number and foreign serial number, and a public documentation(water marked in Japan). As someone with extensive knowledge on global trademarks and laws, who’s spoken to and personally met with Intellectual Property Attorneys and who’s brother works in an IP office law firm I could smell this hoax from a mile away. The lack of an expiration date is because it wasn’t initialized or recorded publicly by the USPTO who has jurisdiction on all international trademarks.

  • It probably would have been a mobile game anyway :(

  • leingod

    That was mean.

  • BizarreJelly

    C’mon siliconera this was confirmed fake hours ago.

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    Please change the title. You are hyping people for nothing

  • Lilith

    Not fun… I literally cried of joy for nothing. Thanks Siliconera.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    This is fake guys

  • Erena Arisu

    its fake FFS stop crushing my dreams.

  • whatinthewolrd

    Shenmue shows such a raw aspect of life that GTA has yet to do. I don’t understand why Sega hates hard work and success.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      I agree with you, Shenmue was a great duology. Fantastic games, not without their flaws, but fantastic and one-of-a-kind.

      But success?

      Shenmue 1 cost $47 million to make. At the time of its release, it was the most expensive video game ever made. It only sold about 1.2 million copies worldwide. This isn’t a crushing defeat, but it was still a commercial failure. From what I understand, Shenmue 2 didn’t do much better.

      Looking at how the Dreamcast fared, and Sega’s exit from console development entirely, they probably don’t want to take the risk.

      Heartbreaking, I know.

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    Shenmue III for PS4 calling it now

    • NimbusStev

      Well Yu Suzuki is set to give a Shenmue post-mortem at GDC, with Mark Cerny (aka the PS4 lead system architect) on hand to translate. With a combination like that, it wouldn’t be out of the question…

      • TheHolypopeofgaming

        Which is exactly why I’m calling it now :)

  • Arcana Wiz

    already confirmed to be fake.

  • hazelnut1112

    Even if it’s fake. I heard Sony and Sega are talking with the Shenmue creator about bringing back Shenmue. Most likely Sony might fund the game.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    I was really excited for a second until I read all the comments saying it was fake.

  • Weeb

    So it was a fake eh? I’m gonna need a drink.

  • Cellsai

    This honestly hurt when I found it was a hoax. :/

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      It’s a pretty well-organized hoax if the pranksters managed to hire the exact same law firm that Sega EU uses. I’m cautiously optimistic that this is the real deal.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        That’s basically the reason we went with the article even with the other news being about. If the Euro game submission process is so open that false acts of this nature are so easy to pull off — that’s newsworthy itself.

  • FlyingPony

    Since Sega did give permission to Atlus to revive the older dead IP,

    there is still hope for Shenmue III.

  • RitterKarll17

    I thought in Shenmue 3, the last battle happened in the moon.

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