Interview with Yu Suzuki (Gamescom 2017)

Shenmue 500K Interview with Yu Suzuki

Right after the release of an in-development teaser video for Shenmue III, Gamescom 2017 in Cologne brought developer Ys Net into the center of a media feeding frenzy, with director Yu Suzuki’s schedule fully booked with interviews that continue to surface on websites of varying languages.

Nonetheless, the legendary creator behind some of Sega’s best loved games (including Virtua Fighter, Out Run, Space Harrier, Daytona USA, and more) still managed to squeeze in two busy Meet & Greet sessions with fans and some exclusive interviews with the Shenmue fan community.

You can already read Shenmue Dojo’s interview on their forum, and another from French site Shenmue Master is on its way. But what follows is the first interview conducted by Shenmue 500K, the series’ largest dedicated Facebook group whose burning questions were crowdsourced from members across the globe.

Relaying these questions on the group’s behalf were Sílvia Vila Tarrés from Barcelona and James Hamill from the UK.

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Shenmue 500K finally has a website, and it’s For the first time in our six-year history, we have somewhere to store the kinds of articles and resources that are easily lost under the hustle and bustle of the Shenmue community’s largest and busiest Facebook group.

Our debut article will be the group’s very first interview with Shenmue III director Yu Suzuki, conducted at Gamescom two weeks ago. The website allows us to format this in a way that just isn’t possible on today’s social media, so we’ll be excited to hear your feedback.

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