Yu Suzuki Talks Shenmue Town For Smartphones


In an interview with Gamasutra at the Game Developers Conference, Shenmue creator, Yu Suzki, discussed plans for a possible port of his current project, Shenmue Town, to smart phones, including iOS devices, in the future.


Currently running on DeNA’s Mobage Town platform, Shenmue Town is a sidestory follow-up to the two-game Shenmue series that debuted on the Sega Dreamcast. A free-to-play game that makes its revenue off micro-transaction purchases, Shenmue Town takes place in the city of Yokosuka, which is where the original Shenmue played out.


“From the start, I’ve been thinking of this as a multiplatform game,” Suzuki told Gamasutra. “So I’m thinking about smartphone strategies right now.” Interestingly, Suzuki has done part of the coding work on Shenmue Town himself at his company, YS Net.

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.