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Shenmue fans gather round, I have tales to tell you...... Tales of remastered versions of Shenmue I & II currently being looked into for current generation consoles....

Well, the fact of the matter is this is not actually a tale, it's a reality. Sega's Community Manager Dan Sheridan, has actually announced that Sega are currently looking into how to make this a reality.

In the latest installment of Sega Central a very direct answer was given regarding the possibility or this actually happening:

“With regards to Shenmue I and II HD, of course we would love to release these tomorrow. Sadly, it’s not as simple as porting the games to current platforms as we will need to ensure that any HD remaster lives up to the quality of the original titles. And with games as immersive as Shenmue I and II, there are further complications from licensed products that were included in the original games. That said, we’d love to do it and are currently investigating how to make it a reality.”
An E3 announcement perhaps? It looks like that is on the cards. In the meantime you can check out the full episode of Sega Central below:

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  • Let’s hope SEGA can iron out the legal issues and get started!