Mark Cerny and Yu Suzuki talking Shenmue III strategy?
posted on 03.29.13 at 10:54 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Apparently, yes—it's all very "for reals."

PlayStation 4 lead architect and Knack creator Mark Cerny and Shenmue series creator Yu Suzuki are talking strategy for Shenmue III at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. 

At least, that’s what GDC Events GM Meggan Scavio said after tweeting a picture of the pair.

“Mark Cerny & Yu Suzuki talking strategy for Shenmue III,” said Scavio. “For reals you guys.”

The Game Developers Conference is a place where things like this could happen. Perhaps Shenmue III isn’t quite the dead hope we once thought it was?

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  • Praise be Cerny!

  • Zuhri69

    Which is worse. The wait for shenmue 3, versus xiii, or dr dre’s detox?

  • Zuhri69

    Which is worse. The wait for shenmue 3, versus xiii, or dr dre’s detox?

  • Zuhri69

    Which is worse. The wait for shenmue 3, versus xiii, or dr dre’s detox?

  • Zuhri69

    Which is worse. The wait for shenmue 3, versus xiii, or dr dre’s detox?

    • I don’t care what diet Dr. Dre is on, so not that. I think the wait for Versus is worse because at least we know we’re getting it, but have no idea when. With Shenmue III it’s been in a state of “don’t get your hopes up” for a decade. I want Shenmue III, but there’s no way I’d let myself get hyped for it every time a scrap of Shenmue news comes up, it’s not worth it until something substancial happens, if it happens.

      • KnifeAndFork

        There’s also “The Last Guardian”

        • Tetsu

          Who are you quoting? lol

  • DarthBrian

    This is actually really going to happen or somebody is making a cruel, cruel joke.
    Better not be a joke. >_<

    • I think it’s a joke. A really bad one

  • nyobzoo

    Shenmue 3 for PS4 plz!

    • sunK1D

      Best RPG ever on best next-gen console. I’ll be forever grateful.

  • They were probably only talking about the old days, the girl was bored and thought: “time to troll the internet”, and there you go, you have the whole internet talking about this now.

  • Ritsujun

    Leave everything to the Sony Good Guy.

  • Skeletor

    This news is so typical of Sony. Securing games for their platform that cater to the wants of their core audience: real gamers.

    The competition could stand to learn a thing or 20 from Sony. Much like Man at Arms could stand to learn some respect for I, Skeletor, King of Snake Mountain!

  • Adol Christian

    If they announce Shenmue 3 for PS4 at E3………. I can’t even imagine

    • Tetsu


      do want!

  • Awnye

    If Nagoshi’s already talking about a Yakuza 6 on PS4, and Suzuki’s talking a Shenmue 3…then SEGA’s bouncing back, baby! (That is, if Suzuki & SEGA continue their ties with the IP)

  • Praise to Mark Cerny if he manages to convince Yu Suzuki on making Shenmue 3…

    • KnifeAndFork

      Pretty sure Yu Suzuki DOES want to make Shenmue III for years….it’s all on Sega now to help publish it..

  • PrinceHeir

    Shenmue HD Collection for PS3, then Shenmue 3 with Yakuza team for PS4!!!!

    that is gonna be one amazing announcement!!!

    • Tetsu

      Yes please!

    • Kurisu Makise

      Quit playing games with my heart~

  • KnifeAndFork

    Yu looks so happy. Please don’t let him and us down

  • Brandon Gibbs

    It has been wayyyyyy too long since shenmue 2 and i’ve been patient with all these new games so far,so i do hope whatever suzuki is planning to do with that guy, i hope they do it fast.

  • Tetsu

    I, too, would smile like Yu Suzuki if I knew Shenmue 3 was coming.