That famous game which made its name around 1998 and 2001, Shenmue 1 & 2 is coming back on XBox One, PC, and PlayStation4 under the budget price of US $30. The developers announced its release in August. The game is known as one of the highest budget games of its time covering all the platforms of gaming like Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Game Cube. This game is a remastered and revised edition, they have added a substantial amount of improvements like both Japanese and English voiceovers, new player interface, both modern and classic game schemes which are pretty awesome and hopefully retaining the classic experience with a touch of modern game style!
This game has been facing a development hell with the repeated cancellation of its further installations after Shenmue 1 & 2 which despite their fame and substantial fan following with shower of acclaims turned out to be commercial failures. Since then many other installations like MMORPG version of the game “Shenmue online” which failed to get released and similarly a social simulation game called Shenmue city also couldn’t make its official appearance. All these games had a high potential pertaining to the diverse playstyle of Shenmue 1 & 2 including action and adventure, quick time events and the well crafted open world displaying an exciting and intriguing detailed laid down throughout the game.
For those who are unfamiliar with the game, this game revolves around a teenage martial artist who is seeking revenge from his father’s killer and travels across Japan and China. The story is rich and lengthy with 3D fighting in an open world setting. The game also has mini saga games available on arcades in the game.
Hopefully, this game will revive the dormant Shenmue series back to its glory and lay the groundwork for Shenmue 3 scheduled to come out in 2019.