Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Shenmue 1 and 2 headed to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Shenmue 1 and 2 headed to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Soon all the questions on this subject will finally disappear, when the first and the second part will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

If Shenmue III passing its Kickstarter and getting a full release wasn't enough, we are now getting Shenmue I & II remastered in all its glory for the next gen. "This is the definitive version of these all-time classics and will be the best Shenmue experience to date".

Shenmue 1 and 2 for PC, Xbox One and PS4 will have updated graphics options, modernised controls and the option for Japanese or English voice acting.

Yu Suzuki's two third-person action-RPGs were hailed as ground-breaking when they originally came out (in 1999 and 2001); the original Shenmue was famously the most expensively produced game at the time, with a budget of up to $70 million.

The Shenmue games tell a story of intrigue and mystery as Ryo Hazuki searches for answers to his father's murder and to unlock the mysteries of an artifact called the Dragon's Mirror.

So it isn't a remake and it would be hard to define them even remasters, which indeed is not the terms used by the publisher, and "HD" it's not even mentioned nor on the box art neither in the press releases delivered thus far.

Shenmue I & II are available for pre-order from the first-party retailer with pre-orders opening on Steam and other U.S. and EMEA retailers soon.

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