Suzuki: “Sega probably will let me make” Shenmue III

Wednesday, 2nd March 2011 20:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Ex-Sega dev legend Yu Suzuki has said that if the chance arose, he’d be allowed to make Shenmue III for the publisher.

“Probably Sega will let me make it. I think. It’s simply a problem of budget,” said Suzuki, speaking at a GDC session earlier this evening, as caught by Gama.

However, in the end, it would all come down to a matter of funding.

“Well, I want to make it. About 200 people will buy it I think. But funding is an issue.”

He also said the Shenmie concept first came about when it was a Virtua Fighter RPG staring Akira.

“We talked about a Virtua Fighter RPG with Akira as the character we would use. From the beginning, the new title without using Akira would be more acceptable,” he added, hence why it went in a different direction.

Suzuki is due to pick the Pioneer Award at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards later on tonight.



  1. Patrick Garratt

    In the name of Jesus almighty fuck.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Mourinho

    I will buy 10 copies of this game.
    Please Yu – MAKE SHENMUE 3!!!!!!!!!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Jesus literally wept.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Shonak

    @3: word, and if everyone does it, well – Shenmue 3 probably best game sold ever. :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Shonak

    *most, not best. argh.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Mike

    @1 :D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    Suzuki is a living legend in the industry! Hey Yu just hold off on Shenmue 3 until next gen man. Blow the fuckers away next gen.

    …and the industry chooses that clown Molyneux for the lifetime achievement award….KISS MY ASS!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Give the man something to do instead of keeping him on solely as your last “big name”, Sega.
    I cant imagine what Suzuki does with his time these days, does he even have to show up at the office anymore?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    He’s actually set up his own company. He’s not actually at Sega anymore. But as to why he’s hanging with them again on all-things Shenmue is beyond me.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Zurtech

    About. Bloody. Time.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    He will never, ever make Shenmue 3. Ever. That game will never be made.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Hunam


    Is Metal Gear Solid 4 going to come out on the Xbox 360?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. mathare92

    What is the meaning of life?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Moonwalker1982

    It’s a crime that the game hasn’t been made yet…it’s that simple. The way Shenmue 2 ends..and still not having a sequal…nah, a crime.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. RockTwist

    If they made this i’d be so happy i’d go find a kitten, put it in a box, get some random kid to guard it and go buy it some dry fish. Hopefully that fish would be worth a raffle ticket.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Zurtech


    Ahhh, Good!.. Maybe I’ll git… Anutha…”

    #16 4 years ago
  17. RockTwist

    @16 Make sure you press A at the right time or you’ll be smacked in the face with a football.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Moonwalker1982

    So glad i never played the US version, i watched a video of that awhile ago…horrible voice acting.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. RockTwist

    Amusing though. Especially the sailor scenes.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Michael O’Connor

    Excuse me, I’m looking for some sailors.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. theevilaires

    I’m about to play Shenmue 2 on my 360 just for good karma that this game does get a sequel in the near future….Also I never finished it anyway because it kept putting me to sleep :D

    But Shenmue still rocks man.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Hunam

    I’m fairly bitter about Shenmue after getting to the third disc and then having my save file eat itself. Because of that I’m in the not bothered camp.

    Yakuza is tons better anyway.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. bpcgos

    Is there any pc version of this??

    #23 4 years ago
  24. hypeb147

    If Duke Nukem Forever can come out, this can too.

    #24 4 years ago

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