Shenmue Creator Would Like To Develop Shenmue 3



SEGA recently held a Shenmue Town presentation in Japan, where they had original Sega Saturn mascot, Segata Sanshiro, on hand to help promote the game.


More importantly, Shenmue series creator, Yu Suzuki, was at the event, too, to discuss the game. Suzuki is no longer with SEGA, but he’s working with them and Sunsoft on Shenmue Town through his company, YS Net.


Famitsu got a chance to speak with Suzuki at length about Shenmue Town. What’s more, the very first question they asked prompted him to mention Shenmue 3.


Suzuki, like SEGA have in the past, acknowledged the demand for a Shenmue 3 that picks up where the second game left off. However, Suzuki feels that a new game that could live up to the scale of the previous titles would require immense preperation.


If he were to develop Shenmue 3, it would have to be in line with the two previous Shenmue games in terms of volume, Suzuki told Famitsu. He went on to say that he would like to work on such a game in the future.


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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.