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Offline Team Yu

Shenmue III shown in Shanghai
« on: November 17, 2015, 05:50:51 AM »

Yu Suzuki today stepped blinking from the Shenmue III studio to present the history and future of the series to a Chinese audience at the Shanghai International Convention Center.

Showcasing new prototype footage of the record-breaking sequel as well as never-before-seen development details of the previous two entries, Suzuki-san introduced this iconic saga to the very land in which its second and third games are set.

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Offline Team Yu

Re: Shenmue III shown in Shanghai
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 01:33:31 AM »
Earlier in the week we shared news from the fast growing video game market of China, where Shenmue III was being presented on stage to a local audience.

Members of the Shenmue Dojo forum have since been hard at work translating the most pertinent fan footage from the event, from the 35 minutes and 49 seconds mark onwards:

In the Q&A section at the end, Yu Suzuki explains part of his intentions for the series: "When you play a game like Shenmue then doing a good deed will be repaid to you somehow, or a good thing will occur, for example. I'd like there to be some positive effect on the player's way of thinking through playing the game."

As well as revealing prototype scenes never before shown in public, Yu also specified that Shenmue III is being structured to cover chapters 5 and 6 of the eleven-chapter saga. This highlights once again that it's imperative for Shenmue III to achieve strong sales to enable the future completion of the series.

One of the biggest factors that will influence the game's success will be whether or not Sega chooses to re-release Shenmue 1 & 2 for modern hardware, so that all gamers can actively join Ryo Hazuki's quest from the beginning. Suzuki-san has expressed his own desire for this to happen, but responsibility for the first two games lies entirely with Sega.

To support the campaign to ‪#‎SaveShenmueHD‬, please visit and participate in the monthly Tweetathon. The next event is less than two weeks away, on December 3rd.

With persistence and determination, this regular good deed may one day be repaid with a complete Shenmue series available to be enjoyed by all.

Offline Team Yu

Re: Shenmue III shown in Shanghai
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 08:07:22 PM »
Information continues to flow out of China regarding Shenmue III, with another new interview with Yu Suzuki.

English translation provided by Shenmue Dojo member sshen1127:

Q: Master Yu, when did you first meet up with master Lui Lian Zhi - was it 1991 or 1994? On what did you two first collaborate, was it working on Virtua Fighter 1 or 2?
Yu: The first time we met was 1993. Our first time working together was for VF2.

Q. Will Shenmue 3 have Chinese subs?
Yu: We are looking into it at the moment.

Q. In the near future, do you have any plan to release a fighting game similar to VF? Or to work with Sega for the next installment of the game?
Yu: Right now Daichi Katagari is the one who is overseeing the VF games. I handed over the games to him 100%. I will not be working with Sega for another VF game. But I might develop a brand new fighting game of my own.

Q: How many more Shenmue games are there until the end of the story?
Yu: There is a total of 11 chapters. Shenmue 3 will be chapters 5 and 6.

Q: Will everyone who donated for the game have to wait until near the release date to have their address and version of the game confirmed?
Yu: When the time comes we will send out an email to everyone. Please keep an eye on your mailbox.

Q: Can you use Chinese characters for all the Chinese people who donated for the game, in the "Thank you" credits at the end of the game?
Yu: All the credits will be in Roman characters.

Q: Will Shenmue 3 follow the same formula as Shenmue 1 and 2? In your opinion, what is the biggest difference with Shenmue 3? And what is the key selling point to attract new players to the game?
1.   Shenmue 3 will follow in the footsteps of Shenmue 1 and 2. It will keep what makes Shenmue Shenmue. For example, real-time full voice acting.
2.   Shenmue 3 will be a more of an "open world" game so player can explore more places.
3.   Towards the later half of the game, there will be a brand new way to play the game to attract new players. But the details are a secret.

Q: Will there ever be a spin-off of Shenmue, such as Shenmue 0?
Yu: No, not at the moment... [laughs]

Q: Is there any plan to release an Outrun-like racing game in the future?
Yu: We do have plans to release such a game.

Q: Will Shenmue 3 have an online feature?
Yu: There is no plan for any online feature for Shenmue 3.