After its debut on the ill-fated Dreamcast 18 years prior, Shenmue is getting a fresh start by joining the ever growing list of remastered/re-released titles. Sega has confirmed that the first two entries, Shenmue I & II, will be re-released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with updated graphics and control options, improved user interfaces, and Japanese and English voices. Pre-orders for the game are available as it is set to launch on August 21.
Shenmue is a revenge epic that tells the story of Ryo Hazuki as he searches for the people responsible for the death of his father Iwao, who entrusts Ryo with a mysterious artifact which is one half of something larger.
The third entry, Shenmue III, is currently in development by Neilo and Ys Net. It is scheduled for release in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Yu Suzuki has said that this will not conclude Ryo’s story as he wants to further the series.