But the Japanese title screen for Shenmue 3 is subtitled Chapter 3: Guilin. It's as if Yu Suzuki forgot that they numbered Chapter's 2, 3 and 4 in Ryo's notebook in Shenmue 2. That title screen was from a year ago though, maybe it's changed again. Shenmue Dojo doesn't like talking about the chapters anymore because there are basically 4 different numbering systems now and it's so confusing: The 14 chapters that some people said the original script had before it was re-worked to better fit a game, the reworked 11 chapters shown in Yu Suzuki's postmortem presentation in 2012, the numbering via Shenmue 2, and now the condensed numbering from Shenmue 3. Known cuts include the "Boat chapter" between Shenmue 1 and 2, and the "Train chapter" which was supposed to be at some point between Hong Kong and Guilin and shown in CGI during the original Project Berkley trailer. Also, Shenmue ending with Shenmue IV is also not definite either. It sounds like they can do it in 4 games, but given success it could also be 5 games. My interpretation was that it's similar to the situation they've had thus far, where there's stuff they can cut (like the boat) and other stuff that they don't want to, so if it's successful enough they can do 5 total but if they need to can cut it to 4. On a related note, the Japanese release of Shenmue I & II is not until November 22nd. But Japan is also getting a special edition that includes a 2-disc 40 track soundtrack. I double dipped and ordered a copy, because it's the first time they're releasing tracks from Shenmue 2 on an official soundtrack. After currency conversion, it comes to just under $60 USD, which is normal price for a non-budget release anyway.