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Famed producer Yu Suzuki might turn to Kickstarter to fund Shenmue 3, though the emphasis here is on the word "might." According to a Eurogamer interview, Suzuki is "researching" the idea of a Shenmue 3 Kickstarter. The designer refuses to commit to anything, but did state that he would like to wo...

March 21st 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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There were a lot of people at the Shenmue postmortem panel during GDC. Alas, Yu Suzuki, director of Shenmue, didn't stun the audience with the surprise announcement of Shenmue 3. That wasn't enough to stop eager fans from crowding around the former Sega guru behind classics like Virtua Fighter, Vir...

March 20th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Shenmue 3 is sort of becoming a possibility again, just in time to make sure that wound will never, ever heal. During the MAGS (Monaco Anime Game Show) over the weekend, Sega legend Yu Suzuki told journalist Sebastien-Abdelhamid that he is considering Kickstarter-style crowdfunding for the long-los...

March 4th 2013 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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Yu Suzuki, the man behind the Shenmue series, is working on a new title called Gan! Gan! Pirates. Gan! Gan! Pirates is a mobile, social, arcade-style shooter with touch controls taking the place of bright orange, plastic guns, Andriasang translates from a Famitsu feature.Suzuki's new title is free-...

June 30th 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Get your grains of salt ready, we're about to report on the potential release of another Shenmue title. Speaking to French fan site Shenmue Master at the Toulouse Games Show (not to be confused with the other TGS), Shenmue maestro Yu Suzuki expressed possible interest in obtaining the Shenmue lic...

January 6th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Yu Suzuki, the living embodiment of all your favorite Sega memories, revealed in a Gamasutra interview that he is leaving his management position within the company's AM2 studio in September, though he'll remain at Sega as an advisor. He's actually been working at his own company, YS Net, since 2008...

June 24th 2011 at 8:20pm 0 Comments
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Japanese game and CGI animation studio Premium Agency has announced (PDF) that it has appointed Shenmue and Virtua Fighter maestro Yu Suzuki as an advisor and executive producer. Suzuki will oversee the studio's newly strengthened development team, covering a wide range of social and mobile pro...

June 2nd 2011 at 8:20pm 0 Comments
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During his GDC panel, Yu Suzuki dropped the world-changing news that he might possibly, maybe, be able to make a third Shenmue game, if he can find the money. But in case this rock-solid guarantee doesn't go through, Mega64 cornered Suzuki and asked him to outline the end of the story, in order t...

March 7th 2011 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Longtime Sega producer Yu Suzuki delivered his first-ever American talk at GDC, providing a history of his experiences at Sega, from Champion Boxing through the canceled Psy-Phi, a touch-screen based arcade fighting title. It was canceled, by the way, because it hurt players' fingers. He mused th...

March 3rd 2011 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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During his GDC 2011 panel, Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki said "I think Sega will let me make it," referring to the long-awaited Shenmue 3. However, it's not a guarantee. He couched the discussion by saying it's contingent on budget issues -- by the way, Suzuki said that Shenmue cost $47 million to ma...

March 2nd 2011 at 2:13pm 0 Comments