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  • Blog Post: Shenmue 3 Confounds Again As PayPal Backers Won’t Get Some Kickstarter Rewards

    The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter has been a confounding and confusing thing to watch evolve. The latest bit of news has divided the game’s community, though. Developer Ys Net asked backers if it should extend the Kickstarter rewards to those who back via PayPal. The results are compelling. Of the 68,533... More
  • Blog Post: Shenmue 3's Kickstarter Adds Physical PlayStation 4 Copy To $60+ Backing Tier

    If you wanted Shenmue 3, but only if it came included with a box and disc – you're in luck. A recent addition to the Kickstarter campaign , those PlayStation 4 players who back the game at the $60 or higher tier can opt to receive a boxed version of the game as opposed to a digital version... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Classic Arcade Machines Reimagined In Lego Form

    If you’ve ever wanted to own an arcade cabinet but were worried about cost or space, Lego may soon have set of Sega machines that fits on your shelf. The set, created by Lego Ideas user SpacySmoke, includes classic Sega arcade machines Space Harrier, Out Run, and Thunder Blade – along with... More
  • Blog Post: Yu Suzuki Reminisces About Shenmue, Expresses Interest In Shenmue 3

    Yu Suzuki, the mind behind Shenmue, spoke today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco about how his vision came together. The project was ambitious from its beginnings, but Suzuki was always after something grandiose. After joining Sega in '93, Suzuki's early work was creating arcade... More
  • Blog Post: French Reporter Says Yu Suzuki Hasn't Ruled Out Shenmue 3 Kickstarter

    Yu Suzuki, creator of perhaps the video game industry's most famously unfinished franchise, told French reporter Sebastien-Abdelhamid that he has considered crowdfunding to produce a third entry into the Shenmue series. Sebastien-Abdelhamid is a reporter for French television and he spoke to Suzuki... More
  • Blog Post: Shenmue Creator's Next Game Is Mobile Free-To-Play

    Yu Suzuki, best known for creating Shenmue, has announced his latest creation, Gan! Gan! Pirates. It's a moblie free-to-play game that will be available for Android and iOS that features cooperative elements, and light-gun style shooting. Instead of holding a gun in your hands though, you will be... More
  • Blog Post: Shenmue Creator Yu Suzuki Switches Roles At Sega

    Shenmue, Virtua Fighter, and Outrun are important games in Sega’s history. These games were all designed by Yu Suzuki, who up until now has been working in the company’s amusement R&D division. The influential game maker is reducing his role at the company to advisor. "In 2008 I... More
  • Blog Post: Yu Suzuki Reveals Epic Ending To Shenmue Saga!

    Shenmue has one of the most rabid cult followings in gaming. Even today, thousands hope to one day hear the announcement of the never-made conclusion to the series. Recently, Suzuki has been at work creating an online social game based on Shenmue, and has spoken about his desire to create a third console... More
  • Blog Post: Shenmue Town Coming To Smartphones?

    Of all the torches held out in hope, perhaps the brightest is reserved for the return of Shenmue. While the franchise doesn't appear to be close to returning in game form any time soon, creator Yu Suzuki hopes you'll be able to get your hands on Shemue in the future. Speaking to Gamasutra , Suzuki... More
  • Blog Post: Shenmue Creator Honored With GDC Pioneer Award

    Sega’s Yu Suzuki has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 GDC Pioneer Award. Considered one of the top industry honors, the Game Developers Choice Pioneer Award is aimed at showcasing individuals responsible for breakthrough technology or design that changed the landscape gaming. Last year... More
  • Blog Post: Yu Suzuki Still Wants To Make Shenmue 3

    The newest Shenmue title may be a Mafia Wars-inspired social game, but that doesn't mean the series' director Yu Suzuki has given up on the possibility of a full-blown sequel. In an interview with Famitsu (translation via Andriasang ), Suzuki stated that his plans for the future of the Shenmue... More
  • Blog Post: Yu Suzuki Working On Shenmue Town

    Fans have been waiting forever for Yu Suzuki's Shenmue to come to a conclusion. Shenmue City is not that finale, but it is instead a side-story by Yahoo! Japan and a host of partners (for more on that, click here ), including Yu Suzuki himself. Suzuki's Ys Net is developing the world –... More
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