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Yu Suzuki (2015)

Yu Suzuki is a Japanese game designer and producer who has spent his entire career with Sega Enterprises. Often referred to as Sega's answer to Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, he has been responsible for the creation of many of Sega's most important arcade games, including the pseudo-3D sprite-scaling games Hang-On, Space Harrier, Out Run, and After Burner, and pioneering polygonal 3D games such as Virtua Racing, Virtua Fighter, Daytona USA, and Virtua Cop, as well as the critically acclaimed Shenmue series for the Dreamcast. In 2003, Suzuki became the sixth person to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame. IGN listed him at #9 in their Top 100 Game Creators of All Time list.

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About the Yu Suzuki Interview

A pioneer in gaming entertainment for over three decades, He has cemented a place in history for his visionary work. The advancements he brought about in 3D technology, open world gaming, and game play mechanics have broken and redefined genre after genre, influencing countless games since.


Go ahead and ask me anything. It doesn't have to be about Shenmue. From my past titles to my hobbies, go right ahead.

Hello everyone, thank you for coming. I will do my best to answer as many questions as I can. As I will be answering through a translator, it may take longer to respond. Your understanding is appreciated.

There is a project I have wanted to do for a while now called Shenmue 3 going on, so please have a look.

Ok, I am back. Let's get started!

**We have been at it for quite a while, and there are still so many questions! Thank you so much for your wonderful reception! I had a really good time answering! I know that I did not get to all your questions, but there is a lot of campaign left. Thank you again! Let's make Shenmue III!

Yu Suzuki Jun 20, 2015