For those of you that can’t get enough Shenmue, a documentary about the game is currently in production. Directed by Adam Sipione, the film will tell the story of Shenmue’s history, its fans, and its impact on the gaming industry.
Adam, as well as many dedicated fans of the series, believe that Shenmue has influenced their lives in a tremendous way.
“To me, Shenmue is more than just a game: It has influenced my life in many positive ways and was also the reason I decided to go to film school. Shenmue presented you with this interactive world that felt more real than any other video game at the time, and on top of that it had a captivating and engaging story. It was this story that led me to pursue a career in film because it made me want to tell stories for a living. I have had some amazing opportunities in my career and without Shenmue I would probably be a completely different person.”
The Shenmue documentary will feature interviews with fans, voice actors such as a Corey Marshall and Lisle Wilkerson, critics, and developers of the series.
A release date for the documentary has yet to be announced, but you can be sure to check back here for all the latest updates on this Shenmue documentary!
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