Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
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Shenmue 1 and 2 are coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Shenmue 1 and 2 are coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Any video game lover who came of age in the late 1990s probably remembers the Dreamcast, Sega's ill-fated answer to the Nintendo 64 and the final major console the company would ever release.

Shenmue I & II are available for pre-order from the first-party retailer with pre-orders opening on Steam and other USA and EMEA retailers soon. ― AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, April 17 ― With Shenmue III resurrecting a fabled franchise and expected towards the end of the year, original publisher Sega is bringing back its two iconic prequels for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. The Dreamcast didn't sell particularly well, so this re-release will put the original games in front of many who missed out at the time.

Sega itself is not making a distinction either way in its somewhat sparse "Shenmue" website.

Gamespot, however, has pointed out that based on Sega's announcement, the "Shenmue" 1 and 2 collection pack is not something that can be considered to be full-on HD remasters of the classic games.

Twitter/Shibuya Productions/Ys NetProduction company Shibuya Productions shared three new "Shenmue 3" screenshots on a previous update via Twitter. One of these is definitely the mechanics that allowed to fast forward the time in the second chapter, absent in the first chapter Shenmue and also in its HD version. The set will be sold digitally as well as physically for the PS4, the Xbox One and PC.

The Shenmue games tell a story of intrigue and mystery as Ryo Hazuki searches for answers to his father's murder and to unlock the mysteries of an artifact called the Dragon's Mirror.

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