Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Shenmue and Shenmue 2 Re-Release Date

Sega's re-release of their classic Dreamcast titles; Shenmue I & II are now confirmed for August 2018.

Though debuted as an action-adventure game in 1999 for Dreamcast, Shenmue was one of the first games to feature a day-and-night system, non-player characters and some role-playing aspects. Almost two daces after its original release, publisher Sega announced of bringing Shenmue and Shenmue II on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as high-definition ports. Following a lot of speculation of when it is going to be available, now we know that the first two Shenmue games are coming this August 21, 2018.

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Shenmue and Shenmue 2 Re-Release Date

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With constant release date leaks on rampant, the publisher company went on to set their record straight by releasing a trailer that announces the day of arrival for this collection.

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Shenmue I & II collection will be out in a bundle as modern PC ports from Sega, priced $29.99 only. They have also announced of planning to release physical copies of the collection for both PS4 and Xbox One. The company also wishes to bring Valkyria Chronicles 4, Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami to Steam, which they mentioned during E3 2018 press conference last month. Yakuza 0 is scheduled to release on August 1 for PC, weeks before HD remastered versions of Shenmue I and II.

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When Sega announced Shenmue and Shenmue II back in April 2018, it was revealed that the first two games of the series are coming in one package and the porting will be based on the Xbox version and not Dreamcast. Despite being re-released, they truly are not full remakes or remasters with HD graphics. However, noticeable graphical differences from their original console debut will be present in the modern remake versions despite having all the technical obstacles.

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Features like full screen resolution will be available though along with modern or classic control, updated UI and voice over option for original Japanese or English. You will be able to save the game anywhere in both titles and that's not all. Your progress can be carried over from Shenmue into Shenmue II for all available platforms. Players on PC are allowed to configure mouse and keyboard as they like with controller support. FPS setting will be fixed on 30 frames per second though.

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Currently, pre-orders of the games are available on Steam and Xbox Store, except for the PlayStation Store of U.S. You are only months away now from experiencing Shenmue saga once again with protagonist Ryo Hazuki as he seeks revenge for his father's death. A second sequel, Shenmue III is on works after series creator Yu Suzuki managed to crowd fund more than $6.3 million on Kickstarter three years ago. It was set to release at the end of 2017 but is delayed more than once before finally setting on releasing it in 2019.