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Report: Shenmue Creator Still Wants To Do Shenmue III

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Back in 2010, Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki said he wanted to do Shenmue III. Now, in 2013, he reportedly told a French journalist that he still wants to do Shenmue III. But this time, he's apparently thinking about doing a Kickstarter for the game. Progress!

According to Sebastien-Abdelhamid at Canal Street, Suzuki is also keen to wrap up Shenmue with a manga or an anime.


Back in 2010, Yu Suzuki launched a social networking game called Shenmue Town, which never really caught on and was shut down in December 2011.


The rights issue and Sega's involvement might make a Shenmue III Kickstarter tricky. Suzuki created his own studio, which developed Shenmue Town, and only remained on at Sega as an "advisor." Then, there's the fact that Yu Suzuki's studio hasn't updated its webpage since February 2012...


Yu Suzuki déclare penser au Crownfunding type Kickstarter pour financer Shenmue 3 !, Yu Suzuki aimerait également poursuivre l'histoire de Shenmue en Anime ou en Manga [@SAbdelhamid via GameInformer]

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