It took one small screenshot of Shenmue in EDGE magazine to sell 11-year-old Sammy on the Dreamcast, and it still holds up today. Okay, so this trailer for the PlayStation 4 version of Shenmue I & II looks like it’s stepped out of the early 2000s – but it was a handsome title back then, and it remains so today. The character and environmental art is very appealing, even if it’s obviously dated by 2018 standards.
As we reported earlier, the two titles will release on one Blu-ray from 20th August in North America and 21st August in Europe. Those of you with an active PlayStation Plus subscription will be able to save if you purchase digitally, but there’s reversible cover art and a poster up for grabs for those of you who pick up the physical edition. Are you planning to revisit these classics – or will you be playing for the first ever time?
I’ll be getting this. Never had a Dreamcast and I love Retro games. Controls aren’t an issue for me, I was playing when we had no analogue sticks, let alone this new fangled dual nonsense! 😀
Yeah go on then. Its the day before my birthday and ive never tried these before so ill check it out. I love the Yakuza series and although i know they are different, people keep comparing the two so thats good in my book
i need to see HD remastered and non-HD remastered graphic comparison video before buy this
This is a day one purchase. In my opinion one of the most underrated games ever made.
Funny about the comparison to the Yakuza series. Back when it didn't seem like shenmue 3 was going to happen I picked up Yakuza 1 on the PS2 thinking it would be a sort of spiritual successor. I stopped playing because I thought it wasn't even closely on par with shenmue.
Years later after playing Kiwami and loving it so much that I played all other subsequent Yakuza games I do see the similarities and now equally love both series.
Looks good overall. With those comparatively low polygon counts and not-really-HD textures, these games should be an easy lock to 60 FPS on standard and Pro PS4s, I hope.
@tameshiyaku I think people overplay the similarities between Shenmue and Yakuza. There is crossover, but they scratch different itches in my opinion.
Wow, Sony not updated this game for pre-order in USA PSN Store is very sad. they updated 2 games and add on : NBA Live 19, Firewall Zero Hour and The Sims 4 add on in few minutes ago. that's it
@get2sammyb it look like Sony is not going to update this for pre-order in North America Playstation store
Will the title have PS4 Pro enhancements or support HDR?
was it me or was the audio pretty bad, as in the quality of it
i hope that it's cleared up by the time the game releases
@FullbringIchigo If it's the original audio, there's probably nothing they can do. It sounded pretty close to what I remember from the brief time I spent with the first game on a friend's Dreamcast (in other words, I may be all kinds of wrong).
I like that it's getting a physical release, though. I was just looking at my PS4 games all neatly lined up, thinking "Maybe I should get another?"
I'll probably wait until I'm done with Yakuza 0 to start playing this, but this is definitely on the top of my "impending PS4 purchases" list.
Day one for me, literally can't wait.
I'll be booking time off work to play these babies again. So excited for a replay, sold my dreamcast and copies a few years back.
I didn't know you could fight Gollum in this.
@NintendoFan4Lyf Haha don’t worry, I’m starting to feel like an old man more and more now.
@FullbringIchigo I doubt they have the original raw audio recordings so they’ll almost certainly be working with the compressed files.
I am desperate for a Switch version, but I can't wait to play this at 60hz. I have these on my Dreamcast still but 50hz is too slow for me now.
Reminds me of Sleeping Dogs.
Nice. Definitely will buy this classic.word up son
I'm really excited to play Shenmue with trophies!
@RogerRoger LOLOL! “Maybe I should get another”! LOLOLOL. Man, that took me right back to my Dreamcast days.
Just like the DC versions it's a day one buy for me. Can't wait to bump into that crazy Rasta dude on my hunt for Sailors!
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