Shenmue I & II Announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

During SEGA Fest 2018 in Japan, SEGA announced that their most beloved saga, Shenmue would be experiencing a comeback in the form of re-releases for its first two games, Shenmue I & II.

The first Shenmue originally launched in 1999 and, at the time of its release, had the distinction of being the most expensive video game ever created. The PC version of the game will only see its digital release through Steam.

The release will be worldwide, however, in Japan, it will not be coming to the Xbox One (presumably given the console's small install base there), only to the PS4.

Sega, thankfully, is now looking to deliver on that suggestion. They certainly didn't disappoint, as it's been confirmed that Shenmue 1 & 2 will be getting the HD treatment for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The bundle isn't just a straight port of the original games, either.

There's no word on a date yet beyond 2018, but this is barmy news. The third part of the franchise will arrive a full 17 years after its predecessor, and will look to finally continue the story of the Shenmue franchise as a whole. The re-release will stay true to the originals with modernised features including fully scalable screen resolution, choice of modern or classic control schemes, PC graphics options, an updated user interface and the option to enjoy either the original Japanese or English voiceovers.


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