Rumour: Shenmue HD I and II Complete For Over a Year, Sega Delaying Release
Written Friday, March 16, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Sega has completed work on HD versions of both Shenmue I and II, but is sitting on them waiting for the right time to release, claim reports.

The anonymous source, with close ties to Sega, said “Shenmue HD is real [and has been] finished for well over a year. As is Shenmue II HD.”

Apparently, the decision to hold the games back was based on the future direction of the series, the implication being that if Shenmue III was ever finished the HD versions would act as a kind of marketing tool, heightening anticipation.

Of course, all this is merely a rumour and should be taken with a pinch of salt. It’s intriguing nevertheless though.

[via GamerZines]


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Comment #1 by christopherwlong
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 01:06:17 PM
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Trophies would be unique.

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Comment #2 by kid_Jump94
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 01:07:52 PM
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good move i think, i mean with the amount of good games coming out this year, basically no one will have the time to fit this in theit too, but heres me hoping these are retailed together

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Comment #3 by stevepicsesMD
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 01:08:55 PM
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Cool! Always wanted to play these. Escpecially since Yakuza is always compared to them.

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Comment #4 by Musicedge
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 01:10:22 PM
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I heard only the first shenmue game was coming onto the psn. Nice to hear.

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Comment #5 by brandaman69
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 01:16:05 PM
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Comment #6 by Totavier
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 01:17:15 PM
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Oh my God!, this sounds epic, i really loved that game on my Dreamcast, i remember that i played every days for about 4 hours (thanks for that i failure all the test of the school ha..ha...)

Hope this rumour is true, if one day have a release, i'll buy it without a doubt and doesn't matter if have or not trophies, i'll still buy it

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Comment #7 by christopherwlong
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 01:54:45 PM
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It would also be nice to make us of the data transfer ability that was on the Dreamcast

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Comment #8 by Rafie
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 01:59:27 PM
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Hell to the yes! I was just talking about someone making a new Shenmue game and both games being ported to HD just last week. Good to see my wish came true. Dreamcast games FTW!!!

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Comment #9 by SilverGriever
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 02:02:12 PM
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You wanna know when the right time is, a YEAR AGO!

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Comment #10 by jqtaxpayer
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 03:47:36 PM
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I've never played these games, but, as #3 says, they're often compared to Yakuza, though, and if they're anything like that, I'm in.

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Comment #11 by BogiGreenskin
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 03:59:29 PM
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I never got a chance to play II. I would defiantly be down to play them both. I just hope "Collect all figurines" isn't a trophy!

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Comment #12 by CynicalNerd
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 04:19:05 PM
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these games shouldn't even come out on a Sony system. keep them on Xbox where they were made famous.

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Comment #13 by NSS13
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 04:41:45 PM
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Made famous on Xbox? It was made famous on Dreamcast. Everyone talks highly of Shenmue 1. Not 2. That's why they're called Dreamcast HD Classic. Not Xbox HD classics.

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Comment #14 by netbean
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 04:45:40 PM
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Finally! 2 wonderful deamcast classics with trophies!!! can't wait. just hurry up & give them to us (then go make shenmue 3 for us)

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Comment #15 by Avan
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 04:46:53 PM
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Never play them but I'm in

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Comment #16 by VideoXPG
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 04:49:45 PM
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I would totally replay Shenmue I and II if they came to PS3 as an HD collection

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Comment #17 by intoxication
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 05:14:27 PM
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OMG, I think I've just shit my pants.
I love the 2nd and play it to death. BRING IT!!!!

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Comment #18 by Terminator
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 06:07:43 PM
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I tried to like Shenmue 2 when it hit the Xbox but I found it to be so boring I gave up.

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Comment #19 by fallenshadow2010
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:14:42 PM
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Damnit, I want to play these games!!!

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Comment #20 by NSPENN
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:26:22 PM
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Heard good things about these two games hope they come out soon and number three for all the fans as i know whats it like waiting years for next installment in fav series. I'll defiantly pick them up when they come out, come on SEGA lets play them already.

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Comment #21 by Gamer42
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 09:53:28 PM
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@#12... Are You Serious?!? These games were made famous on the Dreamcast sir! The second game in the series may have been ported stateside to the original XBOX, but the US fans of the series were dedicated to the Dreamcast, and most of them didn't have an XBOX making for poor sales of the XBOX version. Not to mention the Japanese market never had an XBOX version, the European Version saw high amounts of imports to the states by the fans (talking the second game here), AND the first game was only on the Dreamcast (first developed for SEGA Saturn) no matter what country/territory you lived in. These are all fact. Just saying......

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Comment #22 by PeachKey735
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 10:25:33 PM
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@ #21 Wow... you know ur stuff :) That's pretty sweet. My Nerdar is going off but thats awesome :D

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Comment #23 by OMGmyFACE
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 11:30:08 PM
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Yeah, #21, preach it!

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Comment #24 by Totavier
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 11:32:58 PM
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Yes #21, well say it!

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Comment #25 by D3vil0020
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 01:36:25 AM
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havnt played these games but i love yakuza and there supposted to be like it so should be awesome long live sega

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Comment #26 by dante_kinkade
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 02:14:20 AM
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Never had a Dreamcast because kept putting off getting one too long and spending cash on other games, so looking forward to giving the games a try.

Also Dreamcast = most under rated system of all times sadly.

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Comment #27 by brandaman69
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 02:34:02 AM
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@21 lets just hope that shenmue 3 becomes famous on the playstation

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Comment #28 by Jimbo76
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:22:28 AM
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holy shit. best games on the dc. release them already

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Comment #29 by Rawanz
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:26:46 AM
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I have never tried Shenmue. But only heard good things about them. So I hope this is true! Dont wanna miss out on a great old-school game!

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Comment #30 by Biggs
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:32:46 AM
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I liked the first one, but got bored by the end, never got round to the second one, would definitely give the first another go and will be good to finally play 2, go sega!

#14 I agree with you and feel Shenmue was always a dreamcast classic and not an xbox one, but even if #13 was right it would NEVER be called Xbox HD Classics anyway Sony would be stupid to do that xD

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Comment #31 by Biggs
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:35:31 AM
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got those numbers wrong, should read "#13 I agree..." and "even if #12 was right" lol

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Comment #32 by TEXASBOI727
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 09:00:28 AM
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Shenmue was a classic on the Dreamcast! Never played part 2, but i will be buying this asap. Once Sega started re-releasing their old games, i had high hopes for HD versions of Shenmue. Damn the Dreamcast had great potential...

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Comment #33 by kissfanjosh
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 11:20:00 AM
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i still have the movie that came with the xbox verison can beat part 2 in about 6 hours now catching the leaves was the hardest part in the game.cant wait to see whats happens to lan d sence i never played part 3

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Comment #34 by bunglemat
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:58:50 PM
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this would be cool i really liked these on the dreamcast

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Comment #35 by spoonman
Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 01:08:17 AM
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I hope they keep the arcade intact as well. 3 great reasons to play Shenmue.... Afterburner, Outrun, and Space Harrier! :)

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Comment #36 by ForceGrip86
Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 04:31:01 AM
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hellz yeah. these were great games. i remember spending like an hour every time on number 2 down at the docks playing the dice game with the locals.

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