SEGA Announces Shenmue I and II Ports for PC and Consoles

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What the "modern" control scheme will be, no one can yet say. During the Sega Fes event in Japan, the publisher announced it is bringing both the first Shenmue and its sequel, Shenmue II, together in one package to PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year. SEGA stated that in this release fans will be able to choose between English and Japanese voiceovers, choose between classic or modern controls, and "more".

The first Shenmue was released only on the Sega Dreamcast and not many people had played it sadly. The title is set in a real-time open world that that includes proper day-and-night cycles and weather changes.

These revolutionary masterpieces deliver a gripping story of retribution as Ryo Hazuki sets out to avenge his father's death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artefact known as the Dragon Mirror. If you love the Yakuza series, this re-release is worth buying. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will have both physical and digital copies, while the PC version will be available through Steam.

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We'll keep an eye out for any updates. Luckily, Shenmue III is expected to launch on PC in 2018 so the franchise may get another chance if the rerelease doesn't live up to expectations.

The physical and digital editions will be available to pre-order from first party stores, Steam and USA and EMEA retailers soon.