Sega has announced that Shenmue and its sequel are being remastered as Shenmue I & II, set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018.
The game will be available in both physical and digital versions, support English and Japanese voiceovers, include an updated user interface, as well as a toggle for modern or classic controls. You can find the official website here, and the game's Steam page here.
Shenmue III is currently in development by YS NET, set to release for PlayStation 4 and PC in 2019.
Find the press release, trailers, and screenshots below.
Since their original release, Shenmue I & II have established a passionate following and are revered as one of gaming's greatest series of all time. These revolutionary masterpieces deliver a gripping story of retribution as Ryo Hazuki sets out to avenge his father's death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artefact known as the Dragon Mirror.
Shenmue I & II comes complete with the original feature set that defined modern gaming, including enthralling jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, and RPG elements in addition to memorable mini-games. Shenmue I & II is set within engrossing real-time open worlds that feel truly alive thanks to day-to-night cycles and weather changes, with a population of civilians who follow their own schedules.
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.
The physical and digital editions will be available to pre-order from first party stores, Steam and US and EMEA retailers soon. For all the latest information on Shenmue I & II, head over to:https://shenmue.sega.com/