Shenmue Creator Keen For Overdue Shenmue III

Dreamcast saga Shenmue II ended on a cliffhanger. More than nine years later, fans still want closure and continue to demand a long overdue sequel to one of the most expensive games ever made.

Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki is working on a social game Shenmue Town - not exactly the Shenmue game people have been asking for!

"I think Shenmue has a substantial image, and lots of preparation is needed to make something substantial," Suzuki told Famitsu.com. "I want to do [Shenmue]3 like the previous volumes. There are numerous requests from fans for 3."

Suzuki acknowledged that tens of thousands of individuals even signed a petition for Shenmue III. "I want to fulfil my duty to the series," he added.

Earlier this month, Sega told Kotaku that Yu Suzuki is no longer at the company, adding, "We're hoping to announce some joint venture soon." But since Sega is now involved in Shenmue Town, that is a good sign for future Shenmue titles — Shenmue III, even.

『シェンムー街』の制作発表会が開催、往年の名作がソーシャルゲームに [ファミ通.com][Pic]


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    The more of us who do the more likely 3 will happen, sign-up!
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      You do realise that Shenmue Town is being released for Japanese mobile phones, not Facebook?

    Shenmue wasn't even that good. It was just graphically ahead of it's time which made it so amazing (back in 1999).
    The story was boring and the characters where bland. That automatically kills any adventure/rpg genre. I won't go into the voice acting as i'm sure the japanese voices was far better than the english.
    The only decent thing which still holds up about the games is the music. That is amazing. How about they just release the 'would be' Shenmue 3 soundtrack and forget the game.

      Shenmue was great - and if you dont get it you dont get it. Its really a game for Sega fans, much like Smash Bros. is for Nintendo fans (of which I am both). It just has a feeling that most other games dont, I think its how realistic the locales are, because if you look at actual photos of Yokasuka it feels like you've been there! Assasins Creed 1 & 2 have the exact same effect.

    OH PLEASE! OH PLEASE! OH PLEASE! I DON'T CARE WHAT CONSOLE IT WOULD BE ON, I'D BUY ONE JUST TO PLAY SHENMUE III!

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