When : Every 4th of the month on Twitter / X, in conjunction with Shenmue Day.

How : By sharing your love for the Shenmue series, using the hashtag #LetsGetShenmue4. Retweeting others will also help maintain the community spirit that can only be experienced as part of the largest, longest-running routine social media event in gaming history!

In addition to this we add in #ShenmueAnime2 to combat the news of the Shenmue Animation Season 2 cancellation.

We are also targeting SEGA this year because of their recent New Era New Energy initiative, bringing back old IP. Why not Shenmue? 🙂

Why : Because without you, the fans, the Shenmue series would only be a fading dream. Because with your love and support, the story will go on!

Today marks an exceptional achievement for the Shenmue community! In light of the recent interview with Yu Suzuki, Shenmue fans have shown up in force to support the continuation of the series and attempt to spread global awareness to find YSNET a potential partner for Shenmue 4.

Fortunately the noise was palpable as #Shenmue reached trending status on X/Twitter in the Gaming category. For a vocal cult following, this is our bread and butter, but it’s amazing to see that amongst other current affairs and hot topics, we can still be heard!

On this historic day, we also booked a slot at New York’s Times Square to display our message loud and proud during a 15 second advertisment, right in the heart of the square at prime time.

We also broadcast this moment live during our Shenmue Day stream, and this footage can be viewed below:

Thank you to everyone that helped to show their support with the timed mass tweets/posts today. It was very much appreciated and proves that together, as a collective, we can spread the awareness that we are not going to sit back without a fight. We will continue to strive until Shenmue 4 is a reality! #LetsGetShenmue4 💪

UPDATE: We have now also been recognised by popular gaming media outlets:

IGN – https://www.ign.com/articles/shenmue-fans-rented-a-times-square-billboard-to-campaign-for-shenmue-4

Gamespot – https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fans-campaign-for-shenmue-4-with-times-square-ad-in-new-york/1100-6523961/

Game Rant – https://gamerant.com/shenmue-fans-billboard-times-square-new-game-campaign/

Hobby Consolas – https://www.hobbyconsolas.com/noticias/fans-shenmue-piden-nuevo-juego-saga-anuncio-time-square-nueva-york-1389761

Metro – https://metro.co.uk/2024/06/05/shenmue-4-advertised-times-square-billboard-a-catch-20977928/

Readwrite – https://readwrite.com/shenmue-4-sequel-letsgetshenmue4-times-square-yu-suzuki/

Upcoming Event: 4th June 2024

“I sincerely hope that, together, we can continue to spin the tale of Ryo and his adventures in Shenmue IV.”
“As long as the fans are there, I know I will not give up on making the Shenmue sequels.”

“I’m ready to do Shenmue IV whenever there’s the chance. I’m ready to move anytime…That’s the situation.”
— Yu Suzuki

One Community, Two Goals!