SEGA has finished HD ports of Shenmue and Shenmue II for "well over a year"
Earlier this week, SEGA made a tease that indicated that they "may be working on" an HD re-release of Shenmue.
Well, now it seems that those clamoring for said re-release can rest easy, as it appears SEGA will indeed be bringing the Dreamcast classic to the XBLA and PSN. As a matter of fact, it appears that the rerelease has been done for "well over a year".
According to an anonymous industry source who spoke to GamerZines, "Shenmue HD is real [and has been] finished for well over a year." The source then added, "As in Shenmue II HD".
All this raises the interesting question of why SEGA has held off on releasing them for so long. According to the source, the company chose to hold off on the releases until it had a better idea of where the Shenmue franchise would be in the future, in particular, whether or not Shenmue III would ever be released.
SEGA has yet to reveal, hint, or even imply when Shenmue HD and Shenmue II HD will be released.
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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