Many asked and SEGA listened. Shenmue & Shenmue II will be re-released onto modern devices, and will come bearing some improvements.
Announced at Japan’s SEGA Fest, these re-releases will come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC sometime later this year. Through them, both longtime fans and intrigued newcomers will be able to experience these beloved tales of revenge. In doing so, they’ll experience real-time open worlds that incorporate realistic day/night cycles and weather changes. That, plus jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing and RPG elements.
The press release states that…
This is the definitive version of these all-time classics and will be the best Shenmue experience to date. 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.
Stay tuned for more information as these Shenmue re-releases progress towards their new homes.