With Shenmue III on the horizon and the possibility of a Shenmue HD in our future, SEGA has begun to do a little bit of promotion for Shenmue in some pretty unique ways. The Yokosuka Action Promotion Committee (which is association for the promotion of tourism in Yokosuka) has partnered with SEGA to release a “Sacred Spot” guide book.
The booklet reveals all of the real-world spots from Shenmue I, and is available in online and physical form. Here’s a translation of the description for the booklet, courtesy of PhantomRiverStone:
Creation of the Shenmue Chapter One: Yokosuka ‘Sacred Spot’ Guide Map is complete!
Enjoy the town and streets of Yokosuka and the world of the game.
The Yokosuka Action Promotion Committee, with the kind cooperation of Sega Holdings, has created the Shenmue Chapter One: Yokosuka ‘Sacred Spot’ Guide Map, covering locations that formed the setting for the unfinished epic game “Shenmue Chapter One: Yokosuka” that Sega released in 1999 as a title for the Dreamcast.
It highlights places of interest from the Yokosuka townscape of 1986 in which Shenmue I is set – shrines, parks, shops and so on – that conceal the essence of that time.
We hope you’ll take this opportunity to enjoy the world of Shenmue.