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Are ‘Shenmue 1 and 2’ Next Up for Remaster?

written by Gary Hoy April 18, 2018
Shenmue screenshot

There has been plenty of rumors floating around since as early as 2012 of Shenmue getting the remaster treatment. When news surfaced of Shenmue 3, the rumors ramped into high-gear. At E3 2015, it was revealed that a third entry to the beloved series was in development. That made every keyboard begin ticking with anticipation of a remaster to join the likes of Final Fantasy X X-2 HD Remaster.

night time scene from Shenmue

Source: Sega

No specific graphical details have been released. However, the publisher did state this would be the definitive version of each game. They detailed fully scalable resolution, PC graphics options, and an updated UI. Each will also contain original language with subtitles or English voiceovers. More news should reveal in time what all of this will include in terms of differences between PS4, Xbox, and PC. As of this writing, it hasn’t been confirmed if this game will grace PS4 Pro or Xbox One X.

North America Receives ‘Shenmue’

These action games were developed by Sega AM2 and then published by Sega. Each premiered on Sega Dreamcast and were received with high praise. Shenmue II was eventually brought to the original Xbox by 2002. This left fans waiting and hoping for a Shenmue III, which was eventually announced by Ys Net for a hopeful 2018 release date.

The World of ‘Shenmue’ Joins a List of Great Games

A large number of remasters have been dropping since the release of PS4, Xbox One, and the Switch. This could be just another addition to great titles like DarksidersFinal Fantasy VII (still in the works), Mega Man Legacy Collection I-II, Gears of War, and many others. There are some who express their concerns about all these remasters, but I say allow a new generation to play these amazing titles. Nobody is forcing people to buy them.

Shenmue screenshot

Source: Sega

So Where Do I Get It?

The release date has not been confirmed yet. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions have been announced as being available digitally, while the PC version will be available through Steam “soon”. This means we can expect a release date or possibly a surprise drop before the end of 2018.

Will you be buying it? Sound off in the comments!


Source :

Polygon, SEGA

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