OBVIOUS MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING! This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but this article discusses the end of Shenmue 3 in-depth. If you don’t want it spoiled, turn back now!
Shenmue 3 is a game that, by rights, shouldn’t exist. The series’ ambitious Dreamcast entries didn’t sell well enough to greenlight more sequels, meaning fans had all but given up hope of seeing a continuation of Ryo Hazuki’s epic story. But in 2015, a Kickstarter for a third entry was launch and almost immediately funded. Creator Yu Suzuki would finally get his chance to revisit the series and potentially bring its story to the close that fans had been clamoring for.