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SEGA may remaster Shenmue 1 and 2

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Last Year, Sony’s E3 hit all the right notes for fans of both the system’s legacy, and of other games, from other systems past. You may have noticed that there was a great deal of commotion about some game called Shenmue III.

It’s a big deal. The first two are cult classics that cost a ton of money to make, but have been influential in the industry, and are responsible for things like Yakuza, and even Grand Theft Auto III and beyond. It’s even responsible for paving the way for games like Heavy Rain and The Last of Us. Sure, we’d probably have arrived there eventually anywhere, but Shenmue was a game of firsts.

It’s a pity that so many – especially here in South Africa where SEGA’s wonderful Dreamcast was never officially released – have no idea what Shenmue is. Here’s a long-form article about the game and its impact, and it’s something worth reading.

Shenmue 2 ended on a cliff-hanger, and it’s great that Shenmue is going to finally see its conclusions. But those people who never got to experience it may. SEGA’s toying with the idea of remastering the classics.

“Sadly, it’s not as simple as porting the games to current platforms as we will need to ensure that any HD remaster lives up to the quality of the original titles,” SEGA community manager Dan Sheridan said.

“And with games as immersive as Shenmue 1 and 2, there are further complications from licensed products that were included in the original games. That said, we’d love to do it and are currently investigating how to make it a reality.”

Hopefully, those remakes will hit before Shenmue III does – so more people know what the hell is actually going on before jumping in to the last third of a story.

Last Updated: May 12, 2016

14 Comments

  1. Umar

    May 12, 2016 at 12:05

    I was so lucky to have gotten the chance to play this. Had my bro’s friend’s Dreamcast for a few months. Was so awesome. Got to play this and Sky’s of Arcadia….Really hoping they can remaster this game with a FULLY orchestrated score coz my God…the OST is phenomenal.

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  2. Strawman Jim

    May 12, 2016 at 12:25

    But… are you all worthy of Shenmue? Are you? I think not!

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    • RinceThis

      May 12, 2016 at 12:40

      You certainly aren’t!

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      • Strawman Jim

        May 12, 2016 at 12:48

        You shut your dirty mouth! I am always worthy, I own a plastic triforce sword and shield.

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        • RinceThis

          May 12, 2016 at 13:00

          I bet it fits nicely with your blow up plastic Link! I mean Zelda 0_O

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          • Strawman Jim

            May 12, 2016 at 13:11

            Serious/real talk – Why don’t you own a Lightning blow-up doll?

  3. RinceThis

    May 12, 2016 at 12:40

    More like, ShMEH, am right? GUYS?!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 12, 2016 at 12:48

      RinceShMEH has a nice ring to it.

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      • Strawman Jim

        May 12, 2016 at 12:49

        RinceSmeh has entered the building!

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        • RinceThis

          May 12, 2016 at 12:55

          So does StrawMhen!

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          • Strawman Jim

            May 12, 2016 at 13:09

            Your face is a STRAWMEH!!!

      • RinceThis

        May 12, 2016 at 12:55

        You shut up! You’re supposed to be on the side of the living!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 12, 2016 at 13:51

          There’s only one side – MY SIDE!

          Reply

    • Strawman Jim

      May 12, 2016 at 12:50

      Declares war on Rincey! #ShakesFist

      Reply

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