Shenmue City is being directed by Yu Suzuki

The official site for Shenmue City has opened up, more info is trickling down. Shenmue City was thought to be a sequel to Shenmue 2, it has been revealed that is not the case. The game will take place in a parallel universe and you will start off where Shenmue 1 started.

Seems that characters exclusive to Shenmue Online (cancelled game) will be used in this title, as well as CGI from the past titles. As far as pricing, the game will be free to play, but you will have to pay for some items.

As for who is making the game, it is not SEGA, they are not developing or publishing the game. The game is being developed by YS NET, an independent studio started in November 2008. The director of this project is Yu Suzuki. Sunsoft is helping with the project.

[Thanks: STORM!]


12 responses to “Shenmue City is being directed by Yu Suzuki

  1. FIRST! Totally awesome news. Not the big announcement, but so glad to see Yu Suzuki behind a Shenmue title and hoping things grow from here!

  2. Sharky says:

    What does this mean for Segas involvment in Shenmue…

    Do they still own the IP.

    Edit: I see

    SEGA(c) YS(c) SunSoft(c) at the bottom of the page so I assume Sega has something to do with the game.

    My feelings about this game are very torn, I'm extremely happy to see the Shenmue series being worked on again… But I want to know what kind of involvement Sega and Yu Suzuki has… and how it plays.

    In my opinion all Shenmue news is good news, I think this opens up the possibility for more Shenmue talk between fans and Yu and maybe eventually a continuation of the main series.

  3. crackdude says:

    What the fuck is going on.

  4. cube_b3 says:

    I got nothing bad to say about SUNSOFT, a small but dedicated studio.

    Loved Batman and Arrow: The Acrobat.

    p.s. George it is SUNSOFT not Sunsoft.

    Just like SEGA.

  5. Sega Uranus says:

    Parallel universe?

    Shit, the same thing happened to Ecco the Dolphin III… I cannot go through that kind of disappointment, I JUST CANNOT!

  6. Treamcaster says:

    Omg, what the fuck does Batman has to do with the greatness that Shenmue is?

  7. CrazyTails says:

    Why am I feeling so hyped about it?

    Yu Suzuki finally rising from his grave may be the reason 8)

  8. fernandeath says:

    Sunsoft? I thought they had quit making videogames.

  9. upsidedown fuji says:

    Directed by the great Yu Suzuki himself? This might turn out to be something great.

  10. SOUP says:

    Didn't Storm mention this a while back?

  11. cube_b3 says:

    @TREAMCASTER: SUNSOFT made the old Batman game on Nes/Genesis/Snes the one I believe called return of the joker.

    It was awesome.

    SUNSOFT never stopped making games, they just suspended American Operations, and remained in Japan.

  12. fluffymoochicken says:

    It's too strange that they're going down the "alternate universe" route when they haven't even finished the tale of one universe yet.

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