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Cancelled Shenmue 1 & 2 Remakes Revealed by Digital Foundry

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Digital Foundry have managed to get their hands on some work-in-progress footage of a cancelled Shenmue 1 & 2 remake project. Unlike d3t’s Shenmue I & II, this would have been a complete remake of the game with more detailed assets, textures and lighting. Check out the video below to see a comparison of this footage versus Shenmue I & II:

There’s a full article that breaks down what is being shown in the footage and what it does differently to the eventual release of Shenmue I & II. There’s also some speculation as to why these remakes were cancelled in favour of the upscaled HD ports we eventually got. Digital Foundry suggests the remakes were cancelled due to budget restraints and delays.

[Source: Digital Foundry]

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Shenmue I & II Collector’s Edition Revealed by Pix’n Love | Merchandise

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Pix’n Love have revealed a limited edition version of Shenmue I & II for PS4 and Xbox One that includes the game, an art book, 4 collectible art cards and a cardboard case to house everything in. Pre-orders will go live on Pix’n Love’s website on October 3rd 2018 at 12pm CEST.

It appears this collector’s edition is currently exclusive to Europe as all promotional imagery features the game with the European PEGI rating on the cover. There is no word on a release outside of Europe at this time.

[Source: Pix’n Love]

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Shenmue I & II HD Will Release on August 21st for PS4, PC and Xbox One

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

In a surprise announcement, Shenmue I & II for PS4, PC and Xbox One will release earlier than expected, on August 21st 2018. You can check out a new trailer showing the games in action below:

As previously revealed, Shenmue I & II will feature an updated user interface, a choice of classic or modern controls, both Japanese and English game audio and fully scalable resolutions. The collection will release for PS4, PC and Xbox One on the 21st of August 2018. Pre-orders are available now with a 10% discount on all digital platforms. The first print of the game will also come with a double-sided poster and a reversible cover.

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Shenmue I & II Announced for Release on PC, PS4 & Xbox One in 2018

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

SEGA have revealed that Shenmue I & II are being remastered in high definition for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with a release due for 2018.

These updated versions of the classic Dreamcast titles are being developed by D3T, the studio behind the recent SEGA Mega Drive Classics hub on PC. These versions also boast an updated user interface, a choice of classic or modern controls, both Japanese and English game audio and fully scalable resolutions.

Check out the reveal trailer by clicking below:

Shenmue I & II will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One later in 2018.

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Shenmue III Delayed to 2nd Half of 2018

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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The inevitable Shenmue III delay has arrived! Shenmue III will now release in the 2nd half of 2018.

It had previously been slated for a December 2017 release but as was previously revealed, Shenmue III was not scheduled for an appearance at this year’s E3 which put a 2017 release into doubt.

Yu Suzuki announced the delay himself in the latest Kickstarter update and has said, “By utilising new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver the game to you.”

Shenmue III will not be published by SEGA but instead by Sony. The game will eventually launch on PC and PS4.

[Source: IGN]

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Merchandise: New Releases Added to Our SEGA Music Index and Further Updates

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

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Our SEGA Music Index continues to receive more updates!

Existing entries in the index now have a much tidier look that puts the artwork front and center and any additional images are now linked via image thumbnails at the bottom. Just makes the entries a little easier to navigate.

The big update comes with 5 new entries to the index. These come in the form of the recent Data Discs vinyl releases of Streets of Rage, Shenmue, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master and Super Hang-On. Each release has its own separate entry with artwork and details about the release we thought were striking.

The final addition comes in the form of a Pulseman remix LP that was recently given to us by a good friend. This is quite a peculiar release as it was distributed in the UK despite the game never making it out of Japan.

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SEGA Looking Into Re-Releasing Shenmue 1&2

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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Sega’s European marketing director Jon Rooke has confirmed that SEGA are, “exploring ways to re-release the original two Shenmue titles.”

This is by no means a confirmation that the re-releases are going to happen, but this public confirmation that the company are at least making an attempt to bring the games out of retirement is certainly a positive one.

Fingers crossed a new generation of gaming fans get to play the original two Shenmue titles before the third game drops on the projected release date of December 2017.

[Source: Destructoid]

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Merchandise: Data Discs to Release Shinobi III & Super Hang-On Vinyl Soon, Out Run and Streets of Rage 2 in 2016

Friday, September 25th, 2015

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Data Discs have revealed their next two soundtrack releases. From October 2nd you can order Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master on 12″ vinyl in 3 variants. The limited edition is a oxblood and bone split colour variant while the other 2 variants are an oxblood one and the standard black.

Super Hang-On will also be available to order from early November. This record is only available in 2 variants; a tri-colour segmented variant and the standard black. However, this record comes with a die-cut sleeve that allows you to view the artwork through the Super Hang-On logo.

Also revealed for release in 2016 are the Out Run and Streets of Rage 2 soundtracks and also represses for both the Streets of Rage and Shenmue records. No details about record variants is available for Out Run and Streets of Rage 2 at this time, but the Streets of Rage and Shenmue represses will only be available in their solid colour variants.

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Shenmue III is Real and Needs Kickstarter Funding! Due for Release 2017 on PC & PS4

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

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Yu Suzuki has gone indie to reveal the Kickstarter for Shenmue III!

Suzuki revealed the game on stage at Sony’s E3 conference and is asking for $2 million to fund the game’s development. At the time of writing $1,623,910 has already been raised by 19,305 people but you can literally watch it increase on the website.

The game will be built in Unreal 4 and the Kickstarter has several tiers with exclusive content for those that are interested. $29 will get you a digital copy of the game, $60 will get you a physical copy and $120 will get you the game as well as an actual Shenmue capsule toy.

Click here to view the Kickstarter and get the full details of the Kickstarter campaign and the reward tiers.

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Merchandise: Shenmue/Streets of Rage OSTs Being Released on Vinyl

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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*HYPERVENTILATING*

The soundtracks to Shenmue and Streets of Rage are getting re-pressed onto vinyl thanks to a new London record label called Data Discs. It has also been confirmed that the repress of the Streets of Rage soundtrack has been in collaboration with Yuzo Koshiro. The release is entirely remastered as well.

Collaborating with SEGA, Data Discs will press each soundtrack in 3 editions, with exclusive editions being offered to early adopters. Pre-orders for the records go live on May 30th on the label’s official website. Each record will be priced at £19.99 each and the records are expected to ship in September.

[Source: Polygon]

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