UPDATE: It has come to my attention that this cover says January 15th. This is significant because Famitsu issues officially release on January 17th even if they end up in people’s possession before then. So that would make this more than likely a fake cover. Sorry to disappoint you folks!
We’re already catching a lot of flack for running with this story. Yes, its a fake. I apologize if I somehow upset anyone with this post. I was skeptical of its legitimacy when I originally saw it as you can see in the original post below but felt on the off-chance it proved to be real somehow that it was at least worth posting about and updating when it was proven false.
I guess we’re going to have to be laughed at for this as some people already are having a chuckle at our expense. Once again I’m sorry for upsetting anyone with this rumor post.
I haven’t been able to find the Facebook account or post that this image is said to have originated at but it can be seen here on NeoGAF.
ORIGINAL STORY: This image of the latest issue of Famitsu has been circulating around the net for the past few hours. I can’t pinpoint (at the moment) exactly where it came from originally, though it looks like it came from Facebook.
All I know is a lot of people right now are saying the image above of Famitsu latest cover reveals Shenmue 3, if it is to be believed. The cover does look like Shenmue 2 artwork but Famitsu had been teasing the reveal of a ‘long awaited’ title in this issue.
It isn’t clear what platforms the game is meant for. It would seem to be for current consoles and not the PS4/Xbox 720 if it is being announced before those consoles have been revealed. We’ll update this post when that information is revealed or if this proves to be all bunk.
If true I’d expect the internet to explode in one gigantic nerdgasm that the world may never forget.