Rumor: Shenmue HD finished for “over a year”
posted on 03.16.12 at 09:36 AM EST by (@salromano)
Shenmue II HD complete, as well.

A high-definition version of Shenmue has been “finished for well over a year,” according to a GamerZines “industry source.”

It said, “Shenmue HD is real [and has been] finished for well over a year.

“As is Shenmue II HD.”

According to the source, Sega is holding off on release of the high-def updates until it gets a clearer picture of the franchie’s future – basically, whether or not Shenmue III will become a reality.

In April 2010, leaked images from Xbox LIVE Arcade’s PartnerNet, which is essentially an alternate version of the service for developers, showed a Jet Set Radio (which was recently announced) and Project Berkley II as in testing. The latter title was a codename for Shenmue II, showing protagonist Ryo’s face next to the title.

Earlier this week, Sega teased high-def remakes of Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia, citing them as the top-requested Dreamcast classics for download services.

  • FaithlessMr

    Awesome, what about Skies of Arcadia?

    Dun get me wrong, I’m excited about Shenmue HD 1 and 2, but all my money is on Skies of Arcadia right now.

  • Locksus

    I haven’t played any game of the Shenmue franchise but I plan to if they indeed are making HD remakes of them. Excited for SoA also.

  • Kkdog4Sado

    Holy shit I forgot all about those leaked images!!

    Man Sal if this is true I will go fucking apeshit!!!!

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    Oh God! My body is ready!

  • captainhowdy

    Amazing.

  • rockman29

    So wait… this is done for that long… and they don’t release it…….

    BECAUSE………….

    *awaits impossible reasonable explanation

  • howardmoonish

    do want.

  • whiteferrero

    Shenmue was so boring when I played it. More excited about a Skies of Arcadia HD, (And II)