Yu Suzuki

Game Credits


Virtua Cop 2 (1995)   (Supervisor)
Virtua Cop (1994)   (Supervisor)
Virtua Fighter 2 (1994)   (Supervisor)


Sega Ages 2500: Vol.10 - After Burner II (2004)   (Executive Supervisor)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.4 - Space Harrier (2003)   (Executive Supervisor)
Virtua Cop: Elite Edition (2002)   (Producer)
Shenmue II (2001)   (Produced By)
F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa (1999)   (Producer)
Shenmue (1999)   (Produced by)
Virtua Fighter 3tb (1997)   (Producer)
Fighters Megamix (1996)   (Producer)
Sonic Championship (1996)   (Producer)
Virtua Fighter Kids (1996)   (Producer)
Fighting Vipers (1995)   (Producer)
Virtua Cop 2 (1995)   (Producer)
Virtua Fighter Remix (1995)   (Producer)
Virtua Cop (1994)   (Supervisor)
Virtua Fighter 2 (1994)   (Producer)
Virtua Fighter (1993)   (Director)
After Burner (1987)   (Staff)


Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (2010)   (Creative Officer)
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (2002)   (Executive Director)
Shenmue II (2001)   (Directed By)
Virtua Fighter 4 (2001)   (Executive Director)
F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa (1999)   (Director)
Shenmue (1999)   (Directed by)
Virtua Racing (1992)   (Director)


Virtua Racing (1992)   (Chief Programmer)
After Burner II (1987)   (Programmed by)
OutRun (1986)   (Best Outrunners)


Shenmue II (2001)   (Story by)
Shenmue (1999)   (Story By)


Sega Ages 2500: Vol.13 - OutRun (2004)   (Executive Supervisor)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.8 - V.R. Virtua Racing: FlatOut (2004)   (Executive Supervisor)


Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (2010)   (SEGA Special Thanks)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.20 - Space Harrier 2: Space Ha... (2005)   (Special Thanks)
Devastation (2003)   (Special Thanks To)
Eighteen Wheeler: American Pro Trucker (2000)   (Special Thanks)
D-2 (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Behind... Enemy Lines (1997)   (Special Thanks to)
Daytona USA (1994)   (Special Thanks)
Virtua Fighter (1993)   (Special Thanks)
Rent A Hero (1991)   (Special Thanks)
Sword of Vermilion (1989)   (Special Thanks)
Space Harrier (1985)   (Special Thanks)


Virtua Cop (1994)   (Supervisor)
Space Harrier (1985)   (Staff)

Developer Biography

Yu Suzuki ((鈴木 裕), born June 10, 1958, is a Japanese game designer from Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture. He joined Sega in 1983 as a programmer and producer, and two years later created Hang-On, the first arcade racing game to feature a fully interactive cabinet, with the player sitting on and controlling a replica motorcycle.

Suzuki has always tried to push the limits of arcade hardware, and was the first to develop a title using the cutting-edge Model 1 arcade board. With the Model 1, Suzuki began his first foray into the world of polygons, and the result was Virtua Racing (1992). This F1 racing simulator was completely rendered in 3D, and allowed players to experience the action from four different camera angles.

Suzuki's next Model 1 game was Virtua Fighter (1993), the first 3D fighting game. The game's impact was such that it is housed in the Smithsonian Institution's Permanent Research Collection on Information Technology Innovation.

In 2000, Yu Suzuki released Shenmue, his first title for a home console, where he attempted to merge adventure-style gameplay with fighting mechanics and open-world exploration, a system he dubbed "FREE" (Full Reactive Eyes Entertainment).

Last updated: Sep 19, 2012