Tag: Yu Suzuki
News Shenmue III's Character Models are Temporary, Facial Animations Were Removed
Yu Suzuki weighs in on game length, improvements, and forklifts
Shenmue III received its first PlayStation 4 teaser trailer this week, and it came in for some criticism. While the environments showcased certainly looked impressive, many felt disappointed with the title’s wax-work character models and non-existent facial animations. Speaking with...
News Yu Suzuki Wants to Evolve the QTE with Shenmue III on PS4
Back when Shenmue launched for the Dreamcast in 1999, the concept of QTEs was brand new. Yu Suzuki's pioneering 80s adventure for the first time ever required you to be paying attention during cut-scenes: a flailing fist, a falling pot, a slippery road – button prompts would appear on screen and require inputs lest the sequence branch...
News Yu Suzuki: I'm Ready to Create Shenmue III Should the Right Circumstances Arise
Veteran raring to go
Much like protagonist Ryo Hazuki’s neverending quest for revengeance, SEGA legend Yu Suzuki will seemingly never give up on the fight for Shenmue III. Asked yet again about the overdue sequel during an event in beautiful Barcelona last week, the Super Hang-On designer declared that he’s ready to make the game whenever the...
News Yu Suzuki Still Wants You to Fight Lan Di in Shenmue III
Maybe next time
Some stories are best left unfinished, but we’ve been waiting almost 13 years to find out what happened in that cave at the end of Shenmue II. Only one man knows the answer to that question, and it’s creator Yu Suzuki, who’s been lobbying for the sequel to get funded for over a decade now. Fortunately, the former SEGA man is...
News Watch David Cage Talk Shenmue and Beyond: Two Souls with Yu Suzuki
When worlds collide
There’s no denying that Dreamcast classic Shenmue and Heavy Rain share similarities. While the two titles are set in completely different worlds, they both aspire to the same cinematic goals. As such, this interview conducted by Camouflaj developer Ryan Payton is particularly fascinating. In it, both SEGA legend Yu Suzuki and...
News Could Mark Cerny and Yu Suzuki Be Discussing Shenmue III for PS4?
Be still our beating heart
Mark Cerny is an ex-SEGA employee, so it stands to reason that he’d be friends with Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki. Still, it’s hard not to feel a little pang of excitement over this photograph of the duo in the same room. Meggan Scavio snapped the attached shot of the PlayStation 4 system architect and legendary game...
News How Much Would You Pay to Play Shenmue 3?
Yu Suzuki considers crowdfunding for long overdue sequel
When asked how we’d invest the winnings from a successful EuroMillions ticket, we often discuss our desire to fund the full production of Shenmue 3. It’ll never happen, of course, but reports coming out of the Monaco Anime and Game Show suggest that series creator Yu Suzuki is at least...
News Yu Suzuki On Shenmue: 'We Could Get The License From SEGA'
The word Shenmue hits like a dagger in our hearts everytime we read it
A single screenshot of the ambitious open-world title single-handedly sold us on SEGA's new Dreamcast console way back in the late 90's, and Yu Suzuki's sprawling adventure has held a special place in our hearts ever since. We still remember getting the game on Christmas morning,...
News GDC 2011: Yu Suzuki Reckons SEGA Would 'Probably' Let Him Make Shenmue III, Wants To Do It But Doesn't Have Enough Cash
We're not sure we can take the constant "will they, won't they" drama pertaining to the development of Shenmue III anymore
We want the game more than you could possibly imagine, but wanting it means we've had to take our fair share of heartache too. We're just not sure how much our feeble ticker can withstand. Take the latest comments made by Yu...
News Yu Suzuki: Shenmue III Exists In Concept Form, Yo
Piling on the heart-ache, 1Up's currently running a massive retrospective on SEGA legend Yu Suzuki
Why should you care about Yu Suzuki? Because he's the guy behind Shenmue. We all know Shenmue is the best thing since sliced bread. Shenmue is so good, we're still writing about it ten years later on a website dedicated to a platform it never released...
News Yu Suzuki Wants To Make Shenmue III, Will Never Happen
Shenmue creator, Yu Suzuki, revealed his new Shenmue mobile phone title at a press conference yesterday
Honestly, it looks terrible. Still, it means the Shenmue franchise is alive once more, allowing Yu Suzuki to tell Famitsu magazine how much he'd like to make the long anticipated Shenmue III. I want to make three with the same volume as in the...
News Shenmue Sound Designer "Certain" Suzuki Wanted To Bring The Franchise To PlayStation 3
Chalk up the heartbreak, cry a few tears and get over it
Ex-Shenmue sound designer Osamu Murata has claimed he's "certain" Shenmue's creator, Yu Suzuki, wanted to bring the franchise to PlayStation 3 or XBOX 360. Murata's comments followed last week's announcement that the Shenmue franchise was to return on the Japan-only social network...
News Yu Suzuki Retires, All Hope Of Shenmue III Evaporates
If there's one thing we convince ourselves is going to happen every year, it's Shenmue III
In fact, we've always secretly harboured high hopes that SEGA would announce a Playstation 3 iteration, what with the Yakuza series faring so well on Sony's black behemoth. Sadly, with the news of Yu Suzuki's retirement, comes the damning realisation that it's...