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Yu Suzuki wants to bring Shenmue City to the West

December 3, 2010

Shenmue City which was recently released in Japan, may likely make it’s way onto western audiences through iPhone apps and Facebook services:

Speaking exclusively to games™, Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki has revealed that he is currently planning to release the upcoming Shenmue City in English. When asked if the social network/mobile game might be converted to western-friendly platforms like iPhone or Facebook he teasingly replies, “There are plans but I cannot discuss them now.”

Shenmue City is a multiplayer social network game inspired by the hugely popular Mafia Wars. It is the first game in the Shenmue series since 2001 and is a side-story set during the time and location of the original Dreamcast game. “We’re building Shenmue City as a social game, and each individual player is the main character’, explains Suzuki. The story progresses as each player takes on the role of a student who works with Ryo at his dojo, called the Hazuki Bukan.”

Source: GamesTM

If this really does come true, then this would be the first real Shenmue title to be released in the west since Shenmue 2 on Xbox way back in 2003. If you’re a long time Shenmue fan, you may commence freaking out:

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One Comment leave one →
  1. GIBBOTTA permalink
    September 11, 2011 5:41 pm

    I love shenmue please release shenmue 3 or atleast shenmue city in the west please to this day i still play shenmue !.!.!.!

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