Game Informer: Shenmue 3 64 Rapid-Fire Questions with Yu Suzuki

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In this exclusive Game Informer video, Ben Reeves volleys as many questions as possible to the legendary Sega designer Yu Suzuki about Shenmue III, the Dreamcast, Space Harrier, and much more.

Previous Game Informer Shenmue 3 media this week:

Shenmue 3 10-page feature in latest issue and new screenshots:


Shenmue III and their visit to Yu Suzuki is talked about in the latest GameInformer roundtable. Impressions video:


Shenmue 3 Travelogue with Yu Suzuki in Japan:

 
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--R

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"Does he like the boys?"

*Yu Suzuki nods*

Ryo is a gay legend, I stan.
 

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I actually binged all of these videos on youtube last nigh.

so damn fun

hope we get one with Neil Druckmann :D
 
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We will see Tom a little bit in Shenmue 3 confirmed. GOTY.

Not really any drastically new information but funny, lol.

"In one word what was Space Harrier about?"

"Shooting game"

"That's two words"

"Game"

Also:

"Is Lan Di just misunderstood?"

Suzuki: "Yes"

 

MouldyK

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He says Shenmue 3 will be a 7.5, then a 5 or 6.

Pack it up! No point buying it now!

Yu is a fraud!
 

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The Lan Di response stood out to me too and confirmed what I long suspected and was already hinted at in 2
 

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"Why didn't you just wrap up Ryo's story in Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing?"

lmao. I have to say, all these rapid fire vids I've watched are absolute gold.
 

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“In one word, what was Space Harrier about?”
”Shooting game.”
”That’s two words.”
”Game.”

lmao
 

so1337

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“Full House is the foundation of Shenmue.”

Makes sense. I always assumed that Ryo was modeled after Uncle Jesse.
 

MilesQ

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Lan Di is misunderstood?

Did he misunderstand his way to murdering Ryu's dad? Come on, fam.
 

Kida

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So excited to have Tom back xD Yu Suzuki is a treasure.

I thought that part was funny but maybe Iwao was a bad man himself....
Speculation:

I think Lan Di and Ryo are both being manipulated by the head of the Chi You Men who I think could be Yuanda Zhu.
 
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That's also not the first time he's talked about the lady at the hotel being his favorite character. I love that he's that into a random NPC in the game.
 

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I caught the podcast yesterday. Pretty fascinating stuff. I was very surprised by how much Nagoshi and Suzuki weren't seemingly really supportive of one another according to their respective titles according to the interview. It seemed (in my assuming mind at least) that they had a good relationship seeing a lot of similarities of the series to Shemue and considering the apparent inspiration from Nagoshi working with Suzuki on Shenmue. I'm also amazed at how the kickstarter came to be considering that Yu was ready to throw in the towel on the project. Overall pretty fun details about the background of how this game came to be in the podcast. Going to check out that vid later.
 

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I caught the podcast yesterday. Pretty fascinating stuff. I was very surprised by how much Nagoshi and Suzuki weren't seemingly really supportive of one another according to their respective titles according to the interview. It seemed (in my assuming mind at least) that they had a good relationship seeing a lot of similarities of the series to Shemue and considering the apparent inspiration from Nagoshi working with Suzuki on Shenmue. I'm also amazed at how the kickstarter came to be considering that Yu was ready to throw in the towel on the project. Overall pretty fun details about the background of how this game came to be in the podcast. Going to check out that vid later.
“Fun” fact: Toshihiro Nagoshi doesn’t like being asked about Shenmue. Doing so in an interview is the best way to piss him off an have him only give you short answers.
 

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for the people keep asking why shenmue 3 isnt the last one needs to watch this video lol but again those people never read but only complain
 

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I love the thumbnail of that video.

Yu Suzuki is one of a kind, and after almost 20 years of not making a high-profile Shenmue game, he’s only gone and shown that he still has what it takes. Thanks Game Informer. You can tell he gets so much joy from talking about his work and how much people love the series.
 

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“Fun” fact: Toshihiro Nagoshi doesn’t like being asked about Shenmue. Doing so in an interview is the best way to piss him off an have him only give you short answers.
Wooow. So i guess it's fair to say they must've not ended their relationship on the best of terms then. Welp ig if that didn't happen maybe we wouldn't have gotten Yakuza.
 

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Wooow. So i guess it's fair to say they must've not ended their relationship on the best of terms then. Welp ig if that didn't happen maybe we wouldn't have gotten Yakuza.
Definitely but Nagoshi said in an interview with Famitsu he has the highest respect for him and that he wouldn't be where he is today without Yu Suzuki. I'm sure it's a tough subject for both of them.
 

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This was great.

Wooow. So i guess it's fair to say they must've not ended their relationship on the best of terms then. Welp ig if that didn't happen maybe we wouldn't have gotten Yakuza.
They probably just don't like being pitted against each other by the press so much. When the creator of either series doesn't really like that line of questioning, maybe it's time to stop.
 

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You can clearly see that Yu likes to make games, he just likes what he does. It's a breath of fresh air to be honest. I for one hope that now that he returned for Shenmue 3, he keeps making games for a very long time. We need more people like him in this industry.