Sega “investigating” Shenmue I and II remasters

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Sega is “currently investigating” how to make Shenmue and Shenmue II HD remasters a reality, the latest Sega Central video reveals.

Answering a fan question about whether the two remasters could ever happen, Sega community manager Dan Sheridan responded in the video: “With regards to Shenmue I and II HD, of course we would love to release these tomorrow. 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. And with games as immersive as Shenmue I and II, 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.”

The latest entry in the series, Shenmue III, is estimated for release across PlayStation 4 and PC in December 2017.

Watch the Sega Central video below.

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