Interviewed together with Yu is Katsuhiro Harada, of Tekken and Soul Calibur fame.
Due to its length, I will be posting up the interview as a series.
Today I am pleased to present the first part. (Note that the order in which they are presented differs from that of the original article, as I am prioritizing the Shenmue-related content).
Today's initial part covers the following content:
- Interviewee profiles
- Article introduction
- Interview / discussion:
- Shenmue's popularity outside Japan
- Shenmue: ahead of its time
- Concept of a cinematic game
Also in today's part: a photo of Yu Suzuki sharing a building design for Shenmue III plus an previously-unseen early Shenmue project document. (I will be looking at the text written on the project documents in a future post!)
The interview translation starts below.