Shenmue I and II are considered cult classics to many gamers and it looks as though Sega just may be investigating the possibility of remastering these games for the current generation.
In the latest episode of Sega Central community manager Dan Sheridan responded to a viewer’s question regarding the possibility of a remaster for Shenmue I and II becoming a reality. Here is what Dan had to say: “With regards to Shenmue I and II HD, of course we would love to release these tomorrow. Sadly, it’s not as simple as porting the games to current platforms as we will need to ensure that any HD remaster lives up to the quality of the original titles. And with games as immersive as Shenmue I and II, there are further complications from licensed products that were included in the original games. That said, we’d love to do it and are currently investigating how to make it a reality.”
There you have it folks, a remaster for the first two entries in this critically acclaimed series could very well come to fruition. With Shenmue III set to arrive sometime in 2017 this would be a good opportunity for fans to relive the first two installments as well as introduce new comers to the series. Let’s hope for the best.
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Watch the latest episode of Sega Central courtesy of Sega Europe YouTube channel below: