Shenmue I & II remaster officially announced with first trailer

Shenmue I & II remaster officially announced with first trailer

Shenmue I & II remaster officially announced with first trailer
Shenmue I & II – Sega’s classics return finally

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They’ve been talking about it for years, if not decades, but Sega has at last confirmed it’s working on remasters of Shenmue I and II for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC – with a Nintendo Switch version also being hinted at.

Both games will be out this year in a single bundle containing both titles. There isn’t a UK price yet, but Game Informer claims it’s $29.99 in the US – which will probably work out as £30 here.

The remasters will feature the option for modern and classic control settings, as well as either English or Japanese voiceovers.

As you can see from the trailer above this is very much a remaster, not a remake, with the visuals not appearing to have changed much from the Dreamcast original.

However, apparently both games will benefit from improved textures, higher resolutions, an updated user interface, and graphical options on PC.

The developer behind the remaster is little known British studio d3t, who has previously helped out on everything from The Escapists 2 to Lawbreakers.

Although fans were asking for it anyway the remasters will tie-in to the release of Shenmue III, which is due out this Christmas. Although it’s already been delayed a number of times, so we wouldn’t necessarily count on that.

Sega has been busy over the weekend (there was a fan event in Japan) as they also announced a Sega Mega Drive Mini, which you can read all about here.

After all these years it's really happening...
After all these years it’s really happening…

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