Shenmue 1, Shenmue 2 Set for Release on Modern Consoles, PC

SEGA's Dreamcast classics are slated to bring us back to one of the greatest series of all time -- complete with new graphics options, updated controls, and more.

It's been close to 19 years since the original Shenmue's release in the Land of the Rising Sun. Considered one of the best games of all time and, at its release in 1999, an incredibly ambitious and expensive project, Shenmue hasn't seen an official Western releases outside of the original Dreamcast version. 

But things are about to change. After countless pleas from fans, SEGA has finally announced the release date for the re-releases of Shenmue and Shenmue 2. According to a press release from SEGA, both games will feature  improved visuals and updated controls, as well as English and Japanese voice-acting. And although it was not officially confirmed, it's a safe bet both games will include achievement/trophy support for all of us achievement-junkies.

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 modernized 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.


Both games are scheduled for a simultaneous release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as the PC, some time in 2018. They will definitely help us get back into forklifting shape void before the release of Shenmue 3 later this year.

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Published Apr. 14th 2018

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