Shenmue 1 and 2 Coming to PC

Posted on 16 Apr 2018 by
Jay Shaw

If you’ve ever known a Dreamcast owner, you know there’s only one series of games they ever want to talk about: Shenmue. That’s because Shenmue is an absolute masterpiece where you get to drive a forklift and race a duck you found in a tree. Oh, and have an epic kung-fu adventure avenging your father’s death. Or just play pachinko and arcade machines. Shenmue kind of lets you do your own thing and that’s awesome.

The good new for PC players waiting to get their mitts on these classics is that the new re-release will contain both Shenmue 1 and Shenmue 2. There’s no word on pricing yet but there’ll be updated control schemes (and the classic controls too), scalable graphics, PC graphics options, an updated user interface, and a choice of English or Japanese voices. Lovely.

The PC version is being developed by D3T, a developer who has worked on a huge array of games, everything from some mobile games, to The Witcher 3, Lawbreakers, and the Lumberyard engine. They’ve got a pretty large pedigree so there’s hope for a solid port. Sadly, we don’t know how long we’ll have to wait other than “2018” but our money’s on it releasing well ahead of Shenmue 3.

Official Press Release


SEGA’s most requested re-release of all time finally comes to a new generation of gamers!

London, England – April 14, 2018 – SEGA® Europe Ltd. is proud to announce that the pioneering epic saga Shenmue™ I & II is to be re-released for a new generation. Get ready to go on a thrilling voyage across faithful recreations of Japan and Hong Kong, China, in a timeless tale of revenge and mystery when Shenmue I & II launches both physically and digitally on PlayStation® 4 and Xbox® One with a PC release on Steam in 2018. Check out the announcement trailer here:

Since their original release, Shenmue I & II have established a passionate following and are revered as one of gaming’s greatest series of all time. These revolutionary masterpieces deliver a gripping story of retribution as Ryo Hazuki sets out to avenge his father’s death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artefact known as the Dragon Mirror.

Shenmue I & II comes complete with the original feature set that defined modern gaming, including enthralling jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, and RPG elements in addition to memorable mini-games. Shenmue I & II is set within engrossing real-time open worlds that feel truly alive thanks to day-to-night cycles and weather changes, with a population of civilians who follow their own schedules.

This is the definitive version of these all-time classics and will be the best Shenmue experience to date. The re-release will stay true to the originals with modernised features including fully scalable screen resolution, choice of modern or classic control schemes, PC graphics options, an updated user interface and the option to enjoy either the original Japanese or English voiceovers.

The physical and digital editions will be available to pre-order from first party stores, Steam and US and EMEA retailers soon. For all the latest information on Shenmue I & II, head over to:

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Comments (1)

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L Coulsen
Posted 17 Apr 2018, 17:00
My money is on Kickstarter backers get their copies gratis. At least, I hope so, since I put £160 into it