Yu Suzuki would like to be able to finish telling Ryo’s story.
Shenmue 3 might have been caught up in the middle of a controversy due to its exclusivity to the Epic Games Store, but as the long, long-awaited return of a beloved cult-classic franchise – one that left things off on a cliffhanger, no less – it’s still a game that a lot of people are looking forward to with giddy anticipation.
This, however, is not going to be the end of Ryo’s story as much as it is going to be a continuation- but will we have to wait as long for a sequel to Shenmue 3 as we’ve had to for one for Shenmue 2? Yu Suzuki, the series’ creator and the director of the upcoming title, says he would like to be able to finish telling Ryo’s story. As per him, if Shenmue 3 sells well, moving ahead to the next game in the series will be much easier.
“If Shenmue 3 sells well it will make things easier [with Shenmue 4],” he said while speaking with VGC. “But I think it will rely more on what kind of partners we will be able to secure.”
Shenmue 3 is out for the PS4 and PC on November 19. A trial version of the game for Kickstarter backers will be out in September. In the meantime, check out its most recent trailer through here.