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Sega Announces Shenmue I & II Coming To PS4, Xbox One, & PC

Sega has announced that its classic Action Adventure games Shenmue I & II are getting an HD Port for PS4, Xbox One, and PC launching later this year.

Yesterday, Sega announced that their epic classic Shenmue I & II are coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam later this year. The game is set to launch both physically and digitally for the awesome price of $29.99. Interestingly enough, they didn’t announce a Switch version, which sort of goes along with today’s earlier article. Also, the game will be considered a PS4 exclusive in Japan.

Check out the games overview below, gathered via its Steam page:

About

Originally released for the Dreamcast in 2000 and 2001, Shenmue I & II is an open world action adventure combining jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, RPG elements, and memorable mini-games. It pioneered many aspects of modern gaming, including open world city exploration, and was the game that coined the Quick Time Event (QTE). It was one of the first games with a persistent open world, where day cycles to night, weather changes, shops open and close and NPCs go about their business all on their own schedules. Its engrossing epic story and living world created a generation of passionate fans, and the game consistently makes the list of “greatest games of all time”.

Story

A tale of revenge.

In 1986, teenage jujitsu artist Ryo Hazuki returns to the dojo of his father, Iwao Hazuki, only to witness his murder by a Chinese man, Lan Di. Lan Di steals a mysterious artifact known as the Dragon Mirror. Ryo vows to avenge his father’s death and sets out tracing Lan Di’s path.

The first game in the series, Shenmue begins the tale as Ryo travels around Yokosuka, Japan, gathering clues about his father’s murder and dealing with nefarious gangsters along the way.

The sequel Shenmue II continues Ryo’s quest, this time crossing the sea to Hong Kong, China. Ryo ventures deeper into the criminal underworld, meeting martial arts masters who aid him on his journey and offer insight into his father’s death, and unravels the mysteries of the Dragon Mirror that his father kept hidden.

Gameplay

  • Take the role of Ryo Hazuki.
  • Explore a 3D open world searching for clues, examining objects, and talking to NPCs.
  • Battle enemies and bosses making full use of the moves of Hazuki-style jujitsu.
  • Beat quick-time events (QTEs) and mini-games.

Key features

  • The best Shenmue experience
    • Pioneering Dreamcast classics available for the first time on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
    • 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
  • An epic legend
    • A tale of revenge on a grand scale
    • Solve the mystery of your father’s murder
    • An experience never to be forgotten
  • The world feels alive
    • Talk to anyone, scour the world for clues
    • NPCs live independent lives on their own schedule
    • Faithful recreations of 1980s Japan and Hong Kong, China
    • Distract yourself with arcade games, collectibles, duck racing, and more

There’s no word yet on just when this will release, but our guess is it will be just before Shenmue III officially hits shelves, which was delayed until the second half of this year.


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By | 2018-04-14T18:48:48+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Featured, feed, News|0 Comments

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Tim has been a gamer since he could hold a controller. Starting out on an Atari and still gaming strong today. Gaming is his biggest passion, but pretty much anything nerdy fits the bill. Serving in the US Air Force, and with a wife and two kids to look after, gaming has become his only escape. Having over 25 years in the industry in one way or another, and a collection of over 2100 games. It's clear he's probably obsessed... wait... scratch that and just forget the last part.