Shenmue III has had a long ride since its unveiling in 2015. The game is still in the works, but there has been an interesting development that has appeared for director Yu Suzuki during this production time. Since 2015, The Switch has been announced and released. With the console becoming successful and everyone asking for Switch versions of games, it was only a matter of time before someone approached Suzuki with the topic of a Switch version of Shenmue III. That time has arrived, thanks to an interview with French website Gameblog that was translated by Nintendo Everything. Here is what Suzuki said:
Gameblog: When Shenmue III was announced back in 2015, it was slated for PS4 and PC. Since then, the Switch was released – it’s a hit and players ask for every game on Switch. Is it possible, and not necessarily in 2018, for Shenmue III to be released on Switch?”
Suzuki: It’s classified information (laughs).
(We were starting to ask the next question when Yu Suzuki interrupts)
Suzuki: Excuse me, wait a second. Regarding Switch, I would like to say that nothing is planned for the moment.