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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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Yu-san on Story Building

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Greetings Everyone,  

The intrigue, adventure and drama of the Shenmue story is a hallmark of the series which has ignited our imaginations and burns with anticipation in our hearts. In this month’s update, Yu-san offers a short discourse on plot structurization, thematic touchstones and story pacing. So, take your seats, class is about to start!

 

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Thank you again everyone for your enduring support throughout! See you next month!

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皆さまこんにちは。  

今月のアップデートでは、シェンムーファンの方は絶対に見逃せない!鈴木裕による『シェンムーⅢ』についてのミニ講座をご用意いたしました。  

ストーリーの構成やゲームの流れ、シェンムーならでの「起承転結」??などここでしか聞けない話をしていただいたので、是非ご覧ください!

いつもたくさんのサポートを送ってくれる皆さまに心より感謝しております。今後ともよろしくお願いいたします!

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    1. Angelo Joseph on May 10

      Keep up the work, fellas. I just hope the dev team is not pressuring themselves too hard. The game doesn't have to be perfect. I'd like it to be serviceable to the last two games which by today's standards, are quite tame. I'll accept anything really. I'm just glad it's happening.

      Hope to see a smidge of the game at E3.

    2. John Paul Zahary on May 5

      Some beautiful insight into the relationship between story and gaming. I love how Yu really understands the flow of these things...and why his games are such masterpieces.

      He looks so tired though. I know I would love to see some gameplay, but I only wish Sony had shown a Shenmue 3 trailer at E3 that year, trotted Yu out on the stage and said, "Shenmue 3, Coming Soon" and then gave him all the money and resources in the world.

      It was a pleasure to support this, but if this had the AAA backing, we would have seen some more visual progress by now.

      You are the best, Yu. Keep up the great work with what you can do.

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      Donald on May 2

      Like how Yu-san has some Jack Daniels for long nights...

    4. Silena Buckelew on May 2

      Hey, I trust ya guys, I just need to know when its getting closer to releasing so I can dust off ye olde Dreamcast and play the first two games. :D Planning some hardcore forklift grinding when I do.

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      Larvagator2 on May 2

      How is the development progressing?

    6. Chad on May 2

      Really good answers from Yu-san. I like.

    7. Dexter Oliveira on May 2

      TBH I love that they're not showing anything from the actual gameplay footage, just like in the past when I received the game and I wasn't ready for such masterpiece that I didn't preview nothing from S1 and S2.

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      NIKOLAS on May 2

      Arigato gozimasu Yu-san!

    9. Ronald Zimmerman JR on May 2

      Please, for the love of Jeebus, show us some gameplay footage at E3, and announce that the December 2017 release date is still on track!

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      Nathan Smith on May 2

      Someone's having fun at the office! I saw an empty bottle of Jack Daniels in the background! lol In all seriousness, thank you Suzuki san, everyone on the Shenmue team, and all the fans who donated for making Shenmue 3 a reality! I'm so excited! Keep up the good work!

    11. Long Tran on May 1

      Fight'on!!

    12. Darius81 on May 1

      Thank you Yu-san!

    13. Samuel Batista on May 1

      These are great, thanks for doing them!

    14. Irxson
      Superbacker
      on May 1

      We love you Yu-San!

    15. Vaev on May 1

      Very happy to hear Yu-san's thoughts, always something to be learned from the master! Hope you all are doing well, have a great month Shenmue fam!

    16. Tom Lee on May 1

      No No No.. this isn't just some long type RPG game... Its Full Realistic Eyes Entertainment! ;) But seriously am so excited for this game. Listening to Yu discuss the project gives me no doubt it will be a labour of love just like the first two games. :)

    17. Jesus on May 1

      Did he say there's no romance between Ryo and Shenhua? I hope there will be some romance, I'm a sucker for these things :D

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      AM2Model3 on May 1

      Thank you yu suzuki-san!! I am very excited for shenmue3!!

    19. Kashif Shaheed on May 1

      Sorry I was just paying attention to the background gameplay, seems like Ryo isn't the only payable character.

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      Jesse spriggs on May 1

      Just finished shenmue now onto shenmue 2 on my PAL Dreamcast. I can not wait till December!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who donated.

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      Jesse spriggs on May 1

      Just finished shenmue now onto shenmue 2 on my PAL Dreamcast. I can not wait till December!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who donated.

    22. Faith Michelle Thurmond on May 1

      Everyday one step closer. :)

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      Juliano Mernak on May 1

      Awesome to have such insight on how Yu-san approaches storytelling in videogames.

      ... and also funny to see that Jack Daniel's bottle on the back, it reminds me of my own bedroom :)

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      Sean Abrams on May 1

      Starting next month I'll be starting my new computer build specifically to play Shenmue 3 on PC!

    25. Marcel on May 1

      Thank you for the background informations. Yes I think the nature scenes with Shenhua are much stronger because of the hard contrast to the action scenes. GD4 of Shenmue 2 was like a new game. More romance would be nice. I really want to know whats next.

    26. KosiKosa on May 1

      Thank you for the update! It's always great to hear Yu's thoughts. Keep up the work and see you next month.

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      Hazuki00 on May 1

      Thank you all for your hard work! I trust in YU! I hope to see an amazing trailer at E3 this year!

    28. Norman Granet on May 1

      Better keep most of the game a surprise for everyone! We know what happen when we show every aspect of a game way before launch.

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      Christopher on May 1

      @Daniel De Leon

      The E3 2015 video was showing because they had the Shenmue.link page up. I'm not sure how that means they have nothing to show in any case.

    30. Amy Clarke on May 1

      Thank you for the update, it's always interesting to hear Yu-san's thoughts!

    31. Norman Granet on May 1

      Cool !
      I hope that the Hokuto Shin Ken is not involved in this...
      Or perhaps Ryo will be taught how to blow a hundred fists in a split second :D
      Haha, see you next time !

    32. Leonel Soares on May 1

      Keep up the good work guys and take your time to release Shenmue 3 perfectly.

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      Andreas Straub on May 1

      Very interesting interview! The only thing distracting was this elevator music in the background ....

    34. Daniel De Leon on May 1

      There's a fine line between teaser/not showing too much and "we don't actually have anything done yet"....notice how the video in the background was basically e3 2015 stuff...

    35. Benji Copeman on May 1

      Great update! When he was talking about car films with romance if he was referring to 'Days of Thunder'??

    36. THE PROPHET WUDE on May 1

      The avant-garde savant has spoken. Shenmue III may very well be a masterpiece of a magnum opus.

    37. Adam on May 1

      Well said to Kevin Hana. Looking forward to all the monthly updates.

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      Shane green on May 1

      i Like the fact that teasers are very limited, i want to be surprised through the whole of Shenmue 3. I get that people are excited, and want to see.. but its like that moment when u try to sneak a look at your presents at christmas!! yes.. its exciting and you will satisfy your curiosity, but come the day itself.. you lose a little of the joy and expectation!!

    39. Joseph Michael Neenan on May 1

      I love hearing from Yu-san!

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      Russell Glover on May 1

      Like that you said "see you next month". Wonder if they're planning for monthly updates now :)

    41. Justin Mitaritonna on May 1

      We need sailors!

    42. HerbalNekoTea on May 1

      Thank captain obvious, i means mister Suzuki, only the last question was helpful. Well, now hoping for HD remaster before playing #3.

    43. Kevin Hana on May 1

      I love the answers Suzuki-san has for the questions in the video. He thinks a lot about his response and I enjoy his wisdom! Here's hoping for a teaser trailer of sorts very soon! Id love to see some finalized character models and animations!