Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Apparently, Sega has cancelled the final chapter in the Shenmue series, causing many angry fans to protest. They are using MySpace to organise a non-violent protest, where they will send Sega as many toy capsules as possible between November 27th and December 29th.
The website states:
The date is almost here, and I've received many replies from all the fans ready to start mailing. Get those toy capsules ready! The official start date is November 27th (Dreamcast's Anniversary) all the way through to December 29th (Shenmue's Anniversary). Now I know some will be celebrating the holidays that weekend, but we have a full month for you to do your mailing. I can't wait to see if we finally get a reply out of Sega :)
I am asking all the fans that are able, to participate in this event. The main idea is that all of us that can will be sending in as many toy capsules as we can to Sega of Japan (like the ones you buy in the game). This style of mass mailing was used by fans of the TV show Jericho. They sent bags of peanuts to the network and succeeded in getting their show put back on the air!
I hope they are successful in bringing Shenmue back to life. Good luck.