In a recent interview that went down between another publication site and 莎木III producer, Yu Suzuki, we learn that there could be more entries in the series that continues the story of 莎木 into a possible Shenmue IV… 或更多。
莎木III recently made an appearance in the news via screenshots and a video at Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) 2018. At that same event publication site GamersFlag struck up an interview with producer Yu Suzuki.
We learn that Shenmue III’s ending will be opened to the point where a possible fourth game could spawn from the upcoming third game. The information explaining this potential fourth game can be read over below.
GamersFlag: Now that Shenmue III is well advanced, can you tell us, without much detail, of course, if the end of the game is likely to be open and suggest a Shenmue IV ? Is it a possibility that you left yourself?
鈴木裕: Yes, the end will be open for a sequel. It will not be possible to finish with this third episode.
Eager fans looking to finish the long and dragged out story that was put on hold around 2001 will finally have the chance to know what will happen. Additionally, given that a fourth game can spawn out of the third title means that fans will have even more to explore in the world of 莎木。
Something worth pointing out is that more than three episodes have always been in mind given the following question and answer:
GamersFlag: Yes, basically, you had planned more than three episodes.
鈴木裕: Yes, and it would not be possible to finish here without ripping off.
The true question behind all of this is, will Suzuki return back to Kickstarter to fund Shenmue IV? Instead of jumping the gun, fans can look forward to 莎木III during the second half of 2018. The action-adventure game is currently due out for PS4 - PC, and will be published both physically and digitally by Deep Silver.