I will go on record and say that my all time favourite console of all time is undoubtedly the Sega Dreamcast for far too many reasons to mention here. But one game that kept me coming back for more was Shenmue, one of the first games to introduce me to what I imagined Japan would look like and now having been there, it’s pretty much spot on.
So I can only say that I am ‘mildy excited’ at the news that Yu Suzuki’s classic game receiving the HD remake which seems to be all the rage at the moment. This is one game that truly deserves it and would come to life on any big screen in full 1080p resolution.
Edge Online is reporting, through an anonymous person, that a high def remake of Shenmue has indeed been completed and has been for over a year now. And not just Shenmue but Shenmue 2 as well just to make it that bit more exciting.
This all started when the brand manager for Sega, Ben Harborne, began dropping hints that following successful HD remakes of Space Channel 5 Part 2 and the as yet unreleased Jet Set Radio, Shenmue was the next logical choice.
But for now Sega are keeping it for a rainy day and are still waiting to see if the series does have a future. It is no secret that Yu has wanted to make a third Shenmue game for a long time so releasing the first two HD remakes could be a way to raise interest for a third game.