Sega Fes 2018 is taking place this weekend and one of the biggest announcements so far is that updated versions of Shenmue 1 & 2 are coming to the Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2018. The combo will retail for $29.99 and have some additional enhancements over their Dreamcast versions including:
- Updated user interface
- Choice of modern or classic controls
- Japanese audio available for the first time for a global audience (English audio also available)
- Fully scalable screen resolutions
Shenmue was a visionary title when it released on the Dreamcast over 18 years ago. Shenmue 2 was played by few people given the Dreamcast’s demise and the limited popularity of the series. However, the series has always had a niche following and with Shenmue 3 in development, it’s great to see updated versions of Shenmue 1 and 2 coming for the current generation including Xbox and PC. Be warned though, if you’re looking at jumping in for the first time, the game can seem quite dated compared to modern games!