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Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
Yu Suzuki presents the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series.
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Cédric Biscay: Shenmue Through and Through

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Bonjour fans de Shenmue!

We one more very important person to introduce. Co-producer and longtime Shenmue fan, Cédric Biscay. Here is a little Q & A to get us all acquainted.

Could you introduce by yourself to all of the Shenmue fans out there? I am a 35 year old French entrepreneur with a passion for video games and animation. I started gaming when I was 5 years old, on the CPC 464, a computer made by the company Amstrad. I played a lot on many different consoles, but my favorites are the Sega Saturn and Neo Geo Pocket color. I established Shibuya International, my first company in 2002. We are a consulting company acting as a bridge between Europe and Japan. As I wanted to be more and more involved in the animation and game industries, I decided last year to establish Shibuya Productions in Monaco. We also have a branch office in Japan. Shibuya Production’s main projects now are Astroboy Reboot, Fusion and of course, Shenmue III!

Have you played Shenmue 1 or 2? You bet! I played Shenmue in 2000 instead of going to class at university... please don’t mention it to the `rents! The game was so amazing, unfortunately I do not understand Japanese, so it was complicated to pick up all of that deep story, but I did not mind because the gameplay was so awesome.

What impression did Shenmue 1 & 2 have on you? First of all, when I switched on the Dreamcast, I was so excited, because all the SEGA fans were waiting for this game and I finally got my hands on it! Usually when you wait too much for something, there is a high chance that you be disappointed, in the case of Shenmue, it was totally different. It was so much more impressive than the pictures I saw previously in the magazines. The whole game from top to bottom is just great—QTE, mini games, open world, and the list goes on and on. It is impossible to just mention one part. And you can’t forget that music!

Did you want for play Shenmue 3 after Shenmue 2? Yes, as many fans, I was frustrated at the end of Shenmue 2. I was trying to find the missing CD in the box… I was lucky to have them all there, but unlucky to have them all there, ha ha. I am so excited to get the next episode now!

How do you feel to be working on Shenmue 3 now? I am so proud. In my mind, I wanted to help Yu-san make Shenmue 3 but I could not think this could happen for real. Also, the Shenmue fans are so nice, they understood immediately that I am similar to them, I think beside my role as a co-producer, I am a kind of fan representative. Wow, I think I will make a Shenmue III business card with the official title: Fan Representative Officer! That sounds nice, let's ask Yu san!

As a co-producer, you have a main role in Shenmue III what would you like to say to the Shenmue fans? First of all, thank you so much. I am deeply impressed the all of the Shenmue fans. I knew Shenmue is a famous game with a strong community, but it has been totally beyond my expectations. Without the fans and the KS campaign, it would have been impossible to make Shenmue III. I would like to meet the fans in the Monaco Anime Game International Conference!

Nice to meet you too Cédric! Got questions or comments for him? You can follow him on Twitter at @CedricBiscay

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    1. Nico Leonhart on July 18, 2015

      C'est dans ce genre de situations que je suis fier d'être français ^^ Merci encore pour ton engagement envers Shenmue III. Merci de réaliser ce rêve.

    2. Norman Granet on July 17, 2015

      I mean we hope that you'll make the best you can do :) Best regards,

    3. Norman Granet on July 17, 2015

      Please work as if your life depends on it... ;)
      (doesn't it?)

    4. Mel Saint Marceaux on July 17, 2015

      merci pour tout Cedric!! Tu roxxor du boxxor!

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      AM2Model3 on July 17, 2015

      Thank u cedric!

    6. Anonymous81 - #ShenmueSaved on July 16, 2015

      Cédric, thank-you so much for all you've done for this campaign, and for communicating so well with everyone through Twitter. You are a Shenmue hero.

    7. Romaric Blanchis on July 16, 2015

      Merci de contribuer à réaliser un rêve !

    8. Yuri Zahard on July 16, 2015

      @CedricBiscay CPC 464? You still get a commodore high five from all the oldschool gaming dudes :)

    9. Otoshigami No. 40723
      Superbacker
      on July 16, 2015

      and I wasn't referring to Awesome japan.

    10. Otoshigami No. 40723
      Superbacker
      on July 16, 2015

      man WE NEED YOU ON SHENMUE 3 FORUM as a Community MODERATOR to keep the relationship between backers and developers good. :)

    11. Silverwings on July 16, 2015

      Well Cédric, as long as your not a feminazi SJW trying to sabatoge this project, like Dina Abou Karam did over at the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter, we will get along just fine.

    12. Gabriel Montreuil on July 16, 2015

      Maison de Ishikawa

    13. Brandon A. C. Kilgore on July 16, 2015

      I was checking out the Website-pages in Shibuya international. I hope that that this company flourishes with Shenmue and the continuation of Ys net. Some time ago I had TheVenom.org website that is now defunct. All types of interesting people were shaping an making it better from their perspective most notable my partner Geoff Wade who taught me about using the Homestead web development, and girlfriend Hsiao Huei Yi who could read and speak Mandarin Chinese. I myself was looking into Romania as to the video game industry. It eventually led me to the South African gaming community. Who would ever of thought I'd be writing to a French partner of a Japanese video game franchise? It warms my soul to see the medium of fiction used to in this case video games and having people globally look forward to Shenmue III and tweak information and try new things to iron out inconsistencies by looking into plot lines that Sega or XBox wouldn't think of. This refines the experience so much.

    14. David on July 16, 2015

      Cédric You're awesome, thank you for all your time and support.

    15. Ferandil on July 16, 2015

      Comme d'habitude, on peut compter sur un français pour faire l'impossible :)

    16. Lishao Tao on July 16, 2015

      You're a great man.

    17. Benji Copeman on July 16, 2015

      The man is a saint! Thank you sir :)