Shenmue I & II release date announced

Shenmue I & II To Launch Next Month On PC And Consoles

(Update) August release date revealed for Shenmue 1 & 2

Prepare yourself for a walk down memory lane with updated ports of Shenmue and Shenmue II bundled together for PS4, XB1, and PC. With the games scheduled to release next month, you can now pre-order the Shenmue I & II bundle from the Xbox Store.

The original Shenmue was first released in 2000 (1999 in Japan) and has only ever been available on Sega's Dreamcast console.

The cult martial arts and forklift meme-generating adventure games will include modern control options, the chance to play the original game with Japanese dialogue, and scalable screen resolution. For a closer look at the game, you can check out the newly-released trailer from SEGA below, and you can also head over to Amazon to pre-order a physical copy of the game now. Without official word from Sega, however, fans are cautioned to take the news with a grain of salt even if the dates appear to be accurate. The Xbox conversion included a snapshot system with filters, texture mipmaps for improved anti-aliasing, and was slightly better graphically.

Netflix testing new 'Ultra Tier'
Promotional material for this new streaming package indicates that it would essentially be the same as the current "Premium" tier. Aside from HDR support that would of course require compatible hardware, there are no other new features in the Ultra plan.

We'll have to wait and see how Yu Suzuki's Shenmue III - backed to the tune of $6 million - will end his epic revenge saga.

On its first release nearly 20 years ago, Shenmue was among the most expensive games ever developed, with its production reckoned to cost as much as $70 million.

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