As if Yu Suzuki didn't already send fanboys heads spinning last week with suggestions of a Sega-published Shenmue 3 and a Shenmue Town smartphone port, the series' director blew everyone's mind with this video debuted at the Game Developers Choice Awards.

Keeping with its tradition of shooting humorous GDC videos with famous developers like Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kokima, and Gabe Newell, comedy video group Mega64 shot this "How Shenmue Was Meant To End" skit with Suzuki, finally revealing Ryo Hazuki's intended fate.

It turns out, those dozens of hours spent playing the immersive series were all meant to lead up to an epic climax that featured a trip to the United States, Tony Soprano, hippies, flatulence, and a "way dope zero-G battle on the Moon." It would have been tight...