Ex-sound creator “certain” Suzuki “wanted” Shenmue on “PS3 or Xbox”

Monday, 11th October 2010 11:48 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Ex-Shenmue sound creator Osamu Murata has said he’s “certain” creator Yu Suzuki “wanted” the series on either PS3 or 360.

His tweets come as it was announced last week Shenmue was coming back in the form of a game for the Japan-only service Mobage-Town, known as Shenmue Town.

Murata claims the new game is also not officially recognized by Sega, according to Andriasang, with it being made apparently as a joint venture by Mobage-Town creator Yahoo and another company formed by Suzuki.

I’m certain that he [Suzuki] wanted to release Shenmue on PS3 or Xbox, he said.

This is definitely not how Yu feels about Shenmue. The sound of the bikes, the sound of glass, the facial motion of kids, how the flags were made to stand, the walking motion, the running motion, the pursuit of beauty for the female characters. He worked so hard even if he would collapse or get sick.”

He added: The Yahoo! Mobage Shenmue is not Sega. I’m not sure what will happen at the time of formal release, though. If it looks like it will sell, Sega will probably make it official.”

If Shenmue III were to happen, Sega’s said in the past it would be willing to trade an exclusivity deal on it for development funding.



  1. Patrick Garratt

    God. Please let it die.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. get2sammyb

    No. Please… PLEASE make Shenmue III. (Thank you.)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Sleazy Bastard

    I think Shenmue needs a reboot. A story that encompasses what happens on the first and second games, but expands on the third chapter for the greater part. A game with a more westernized gameplay approach with not so many quick time events or portions of the game where we need to wait for several hours with nothing much to do. Imagine the best aspects of Red Dead Redemption, such as the way the story is told or the way the gameplay balances action and “running around”, within the Shenmue universe.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. daytripper

    getting sick of this, i want a 360/ps3 shenmue as much as anyone but theres only so much teasing, debating i can take. either make the game or be quiet.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. get2sammyb

    @3 – If they Westernize it then I’m out. Part of the reason so many people long for Shenmue III is because of the game’s distinct pacing. Only other game I can think of that’s designed in such a way is Heavy Rain; but even that was restricted by what you could do in the particular scene.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Sleazy Bastard

    @5 Then probably it won’t happen because it won’t sell well enough to cover the investment and profit. A better interaction with NPCs, better and more side quests and less quick time events are needed. A game like Heavy Rain is a game for niches, Shenmue was meant to be an epic adventure, englobing several aspects of different genres. I’m not asking for a more streamlined approach, although that was what Shenmue II tried to achieve, but I’m asking for a more open and usable universe, like an Elder’s Scroll game, in the way that you can interact with almost everything, with a bit of a Mass Effect approach to character development and interaction with NPCs.

    #6 4 years ago

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