The long awaited remasters may be incoming.
At long last, we will be getting Shenmue 3, finally seeing how Ryo’s epic odyssey ends almost 20 years after it first started on the Dreamcast. The question, though, is, for players who are only just going to be jumping into the series now – and there will be a lot of them who just pick up Shenmue 3 because of the hype, and with no prior familiarity with the series – how will they actually know what is going on in the game? Shenmue is heavily story based, and continuity matters in it. How will players be able to keep up with the story?
The answer to this question has been an obvious HD collection of the first two games. It’s something that players have been asking for for a long time, and something that Sony and Sega have discussed before, but never actually committed to. And while they still have not committed to it, it looks like Shenmue HD may be happening, at last.
The domain for ShenmueHD.com has been registered by Sega of Europe, according to the WhoIs record for the site (via Gematsu)- while the page right now appears to be blank, this suggests that an HD remaster for the first two games may be incoming. An excellent way for modern players to play one of the first truly open world games, and two classic titles that are regarded as among the most important games of all time. As for Shenmue 3, it is currently due for release on PS4 and PC, after having had a very successful Kickstarter.