I want to make three with the same volume as in the past, he said. There have actually been a lot of requests from fans for three as well. There were even petitions signed by by tens of thousands of people.
We've been yearning for a Shenmue sequel ever since we closed the lid on Shenmue II. Sadly, the Shenmue franchise was a huge commercial failure despite its monstrous development costs. Something Yu Suzuki acknowledges.
Shenmue has the image of grand scale, added Suzuki. But making something of grand scale requires appropriate preparation.
One day, we will get our revenge. Lan-Di might be safe for now, but he won't be forever.