Here’s a story to get the old blood boiling: according to GamerZines, SEGA has been sitting on finished versions of Shenmue HD and Shenmue II HD for over a year. The website reports that the Japanese publisher decided to hold back the hotly anticipated re-releases in order to get a feel for the future of the Shenmue franchise as a whole.

We suppose the delay would be forgivable if it came with an announcement for Shenmue III – but as wronged fans of the franchise we’re not holding our breath.

At least we know the HD ports are probably coming, right? We can’t wait to buy toy capsules and drive forklifts in high-definition.