Shenmue I and II relaunching on PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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In response to overwhelming demand, Sega has finally announced that Shenmue I and II are going to be re-released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It's been lauded as one of the greatest gaming series of all time, so it seemed like only a matter of time before something like this reared its head (what with the recent wave of remasters and relaunches).

You'll follow Ryo Hazuki as he attempts to avenge his father's death and uncover the mysteries behind the Dragon Mirror. The game, as before, will bring to the table its unique combination of jiu-jitsu combat, investigation, role-playing, and even real world elements such as day/night cycles and shifting weather.

Of course, it's not all the same, or else it wouldn't be worth much as a re-release. New features include fully scalable screen resolution, choice of modern or classic control schemes, PC graphics options, an updated user interface, and both original Japanese or English voiceovers.

Both physical and digital editions will be available for pre-order. Though we don't have an official date yet, we know it'll be sometime this year, and SEGA will keep us updated here.


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