Project Berkley (demo disc)

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Project Berkley
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Demo disc

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[1]PACK-IN[fn 1]pack

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The Project Berkley demo disc is a Japanese Sega Dreamcast disc bundled with early copies of Virtua Fighter 3tb. It is a non-interactive movie showcasing plans for Shenmue, complete with an interview with Yu Suzuki.

While Shenmue's development had started on the Sega Saturn, it would be more than a year before it arrived on the Dreamcast in Japan, so the video is comprised of pre-rendered cutscenes (played out in real time in the final game) and concept sketches, seemingly covering the whole of the Shenmue saga rather than the first chapter.

Physical scans

Dreamcast, JP

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Technical information

Main article: Project Berkley (demo disc)/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast


  1. Bundled with package as a free extra. Full package price: ¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[1].


  1. 1.0 1.1 (Wayback Machine: 2007-05-27 17:20)


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