Yu Suzuki and David Cage walk into a room. This isn't the setup of a joke, but rather what ends up being a thoughtful session of comparing notes over the methods of storytelling in Shenmue, Indigo Prophecy and the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls. Take a look—the relevant bit starts 22 minutes in. »
Today we give the Speak-Up on Kotaku podium over to commenter Ryohumar, who wants to let Sega know there is still hope for redemption in the form of Yu Suzuki and Shenmue 3.
You know, since SEGA was taken over by Sammy, the company has lost a lot of what made it so special. Having grown up as the one kid with a Sega… »
The collapse of the Soviet Union wasn't just a generation-defining moment that led to the end of the Cold War and disintegration of one of the largest communist states in the world, it also helped launch one of the great arcade fighting games. »
Why did Sega's beloved and ambitious Shenmue series fail to progress beyond its second game? Because Sega never really promoted one of Shenmue II's most spectacular features: underground duck racing. »
The creator of titles like Virtua Fighter, OutRun and Shenmue has "retired" from his Creative Officer position at Sega of Japan, Sega announced this week. But the company isn't done with Yu Suzuki just yet. »
Venerated SEGA developer Yu Suzuki (Hang-On, Virtua Cop) changed the way people played. His titles have been revolutionary regarding how players interact with arcade games and arcade game cabinets. But Suzuki thinks there's more than can be done. Like? »