With Shenmue 3 out, Yu Suzuki wants to continue telling Ryo’s story in Shenmue 4.
Shenmue 3 was released this week, and in an open letter to fans at the end of the game’s credits, Yu Suzuki said he wants to complete the Shenmue story.
“For as long as there are those who wish to see Shenmue live on, I will never give up on my own personal journey to complete its story,” he said (via Metro UK). “As with Shenmue 3, the Shenmue story is with you.
“I sincerely hope that, together, we can continue to spin the tale of Ryo and his adventures in Shenmue 4.”
In a reddit AMA four years ago, Suzuki said there were a total of “11 chapters that make up the whole story.” He had originally planned to make the Shenmue series span four or five games but if at all possible, he would “still like to realize the full story of 11 chapters.”
Shenmue 3 was released yesterday after four years of development. Suzuki and Ys Net took the project to Kickstarter for funding, and it remains the most-funded game on the crowdfunding platform.
If you want to know what we thought of the game, check out the VG247 review here. You can also look over our guides on how to make money fast and where to find tokens and complete the bell tower puzzle.