Around a month ago, a brand new book about Yu Suzuki’s life was released in France. Fortunately, a member of the Shenmue Dojo was able to post some interesting tidbits from the biography, including new details about Shenmue III‘s developmental hell.
Shenmue 3 was almost announced for Xbox at E3 2004 and for some reason we still don’t really know the announcement got cancelled at the very last minute. Yu initially wanted to do a Shenmue 3 Kickstarter in 2012, but Sega asked too much for the license.
In addition to the Shenmue news, he also talks about Yu Suzuki’s younger years, the announcement at E3, and more. You can read the full post by clicking here!