Now that the Steam version of Shenmue III is available, it’s safe to say that the Shenmue III page has been flipped. What is the creator of Ryo Hazuki’s adventures and number of cult games going to work on now? Hard to say.
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Like every year the website of the Japanese magazine Famitsu (forwarded from the website PhantomRiverStone) interviewed a large number of leading figures in the Japanese video game industry to learn about their plans for the next twelve months. Among the names surveyed was Yu Suzuki, the boss and Ys Net and director of Shenmue III.
When Famitsu asked him for his keywords for 2021, the famous game designer replied: “Shooter / RPG“And regarding his ambitions for 2021, Yu Suzuki replied that he had two. The first is to ‘rethink individual combat’ (in other words, fighting games).suite… “
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In a few words, Yu Suzuki raises many questions. When he talks about shooters and roleplay ing games, does that mean he plans to work on games like this this year? Does the reference to fighting games mean that the creator of Virtua Fighter will be involved in the new VF Ax eSport recently announced by SEGA? Or that he’s planning to develop a new fighting game?
Finally, does his “sequel” remark concern Shenmue IV? Does he think he can push this forward in 2021? Or is he referring to a sequel to one of the many other games he’s worked on in his career? Impossible to say at the moment. As a reminder, Yu Suzuki no longer really works for SEGA, but he says he has good relations with the publisher. Shenmue fans can still keep their fingers crossed.
As a reminder, Yu Suzuki has already said that he was involved in a “new project“A year ago. The hour in which these lines will be written has not yet been announced.
What do you think are these vague statements from Yu Suzuki hiding? Would you like him to rework a fighting game? Do you think he can fund Shenmue IV? What would you like to see from him? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.