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Yu Suzuki "Researching" Idea Of Shenmue 3 On Kickstarter

Maybe it'll actually happen...

During a new Eurogamer interview, producer Yu Suzuki said he might turn to Kickstarter to fund the long-awaited sequel, Shenmue 3.

He says he's currently "researching" the idea but he won't commit to anything just yet. He did say he'd be willing to work on such a project if the "right opportunity" came along, and that may or may not involve crowd-funding. Eurogamer makes a good point in reminding us that Sega spent over $70 million on the original Shenmue, so it's a good bet that Suzuki would need a lot to produce a worthy sequel.

Then again, if Shenmue 3 were to hit Kickstarter, that would generate a gigantic amount of interest, so maybe it could earn many millions. However, don't forget that Suzuki has mentioned an interest in this strategy before and to date, nothing has come of it. He's also currently working on another project, so he probably doesn't have time to tackle this idea.

Still, there's hope. Right?

Tags: shenmue 3, shenmue sequel, shenmue ps4, yu suzuki

3/21/2014 9:35:06 PM Ben Dutka

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Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 10:44:55 PM

Shenmue was so awesome for its day, I can't believe it did so poorly after that huge investment. I still play it and I'd love to see a third.

It's have to stay retro to work though since crowd sourcing can't provide enough cash to do something that massive.

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Nas Is Like
Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 10:50:46 PM

There was a guy on here that posted before about how much he would love a Shenmue prequel.

He'll likely be happy with these news.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 3:46:39 AM

dont forget sega own the IP, and would they really go for something like kickstarter?
sorry, its just not going to happen!
will see half life 3, portal 3, left for dead 3, a new unreal tournament, a new duke nukem game thats not a total disaster disgrace, ND buy back the rights to crash ditch uncharted and TLoU and focus on that, insomniac buy back spyro, ditch sunset overdrive and focus on that, team soho bring back 8 days and the getaway 3, sony bend brings out a new syphon filter, liverpool comes back and brings a new wipeout, zipper comes back and brings a new SOCOM that does not suck, all before we see another shenmue!
in short when pigs fly backwards reciting the national anthem while juggling flaming pitchforks, when hell freezes over.

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slow and smart
Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 4:13:12 AM

It was one of the best for me in those years ,i hope there will be a sequal of some kind some day....

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 4:49:28 PM

I just .. really want to see ryo mess up lan di.

I wish there was a way for him to finish the story. I hope in my lifetime I see this saga come to an end.

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