It’s been more than two years since Shen Mue III released on PlayStation 4 and PC, and fans are understandably curious to see if the series will continue. Creator Yu Suzuki has been quiet about the possibility of Shenmue 4, but rumors have started circulating that publisher 110 Industries may be involved in the project. Last year, Suzuki appeared during an introduction for 110 Industries at the Tokyo Game Show. Earlier this month, in an Instagram post, 110 Industries responded to a fan who said the publisher should collaborate with Suzuki on a new Shenmue game. The editor replied, teasing “guess why he was on our TGS stream”.
Game Rant picked up on that match, and a post from the site has now had Shenmue fans polling the publisher on Twitter, looking for additional clues about Shenmue 4. The developer has started liking and responding to these Tweets , dropping even more cryptic hints, though the company has refrained from saying anything definitive about a possible Shenmue 4. At this time, it’s hard to say if this is the company playing with fans. and revels in the attention, or if it’s a hint to something bigger. One of the editor’s responses related to Shenmue can be found in the Tweet embedded below.
@valvesoftware guys, say something.
— Wanted: dead | 110 Industries (@110industries) April 7, 2022
For now, Shenmue fans will just have to wait and see what is revealed! Shen Mue III was released by Deep Silver, but retail sales were apparently down. It’s possible the publisher passed on a fourth installment as a result, leading Suzuki to look elsewhere. 110 Industries is a smaller publisher, and a game like Shenmue 4 could help them find a bigger audience. For now, Shenmue fans will just have to wait and see where it all goes! The fanbase was forced to wait 18 years between releases of Shenmue2 and Shen Mue III; hopefully news about a fourth Shenmue game will take a lot less time!
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