News Sega Reveals Shenmue I & II Game Collection for PS4, Xbox One, PC
posted on 2018-04-13 23:05 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sega announced at the Sega Fes event in Tokyo on Saturday that it will release a Shenmue I & II game collection for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will launch in Japan on the PS4 only. The game will launch in Japan, Europe, and North America this year.
Sega added that the games will feature both Japanese and English audio, and the choice of classic or modern controls.
Sega had stated in 2016 that it was "investigating" an HD re-release of Shenmue and Shenmue II.
SEGA released the first Shenmue on its Dreamcast console in Japan in 1999, and in North America in 2000. The company released Shenmue II on the Dreamcast in Japan in 2000, and in North America in 2001. Shenmue II also received an Xbox version in 2002. The series was originally planned as a trilogy.
Series director Yu Suzuki ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015 to fund development for Shenmue III, with an initial goal of US$2 million. The campaign met that goal within nine hours of launching, before adding additional stretch goals.
The game was originally slated for release in December 2017, but was pushed back to the second half of 2018. The game is slated for release on PlayStation 4 and PC.