Shenmue 1 and 2 HD Collection To Release This Year?

The Shenmue 1 & 2 HD rumours just keep on coming.

Last year we had SEGA tell us that they were investigating the possibility of a Shenmue Remaster. Then, earlier this year we had SEGA register a website for the title.

And now, today ricedigital stoked those fires by posting a new rumour. Citing a source from Atlus claiming that the Shenmue Remasters will be released this year. Here’s what was said in the article;

A trusted source close to Atlus USA, today revealed to me that Shenmue HD Remaster will be released this year. Both games, Episodes 1 & 2, may be released together rather than separately. They are presumably being geared up for launch to precede Shenmue 3, which could possibly slip into 2018.

There is never smoke without flames – but we Shenmue fans have heard more than our share of rumours with no grounding in reality. Hopefully this one is different!

As always, we will keep you updated with any new news!


7 thoughts on “Shenmue 1 and 2 HD Collection To Release This Year?

  1. James says:

    I’d like to approach this from a SEGA perspective. While it seems like everyone is “e-begging” for Shenmue to be re-released you still have to vote with your wallet. This is were I turn to the recent release of Yakuza 0 which was universally acclaimed by the gaming press and yet not enough people turned out to buy it, It sold under less the 100,000 copies in the US and Europe combined.

    Yakuza is seen as the spiritual successor to Shenmue so if people are not buying Yakuza games you can be sure a lot less people will buy a Shenmue 1&2 HD remake.

    I guess no one here bought Yakuza 0 either? 🙂

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    • Some good points in here – but you are forgetting the Yakuza is notoriously a bad seller in the west, so much so that SEGA have had to address it to the press on more than one occasion.

      And of course it’s really apples and pears – as far as I know SEGA have never called Yakuza a spiritual successor to Shenmue – it’s just the media’s term for it because it helps describe the gameplay.

      Besides all this apparently 15% of games sell in and around 100,000 copies or less so while it’s not great news for Yakuza it’s certainly not alone.

      Shenmue on the other hand sold very well all things considered – it’s one of only 6 dreamcast games to break a million sales with over 400,000 of those being the US.

      There is a significantly bigger market for Shenmue in the west than there is for Yakuza.

      To answer your question I haven’t bought it as the start of this year has too many good games and Yakuza 0 has fallen down the pecking order. No doubt I will pick it up in time though – I do like SEGA and want to support them.


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