SEGA has announced that Shenmue 1+2 will be coming to Xbox One later this year. The collection will feature both games in addition to a variety of features that will please fans of the franchise as well as new players. According to the game’s Steam page, Shenmue 1+2 will feature the “choice of modern or classic controls.”
Here is what the page had to say about the collection.
Originally released for the Dreamcast in 2000 and 2001, Shenmue I & II is an open world action adventure combining jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, RPG elements, and memorable mini-games. It pioneered many aspects of modern gaming, including open world city exploration, and was the game that coined the Quick Time Event (QTE). It was one of the first games with a persistent open world, where day cycles to night, weather changes, shops open and close and NPCs go about their business all on their own schedules. Its engrossing epic story and living world created a generation of passionate fans, and the game consistently makes the list of “greatest games of all time”.
It’s also worth noting that Shenmue 2 was not released on Dreamcast in North America. It was exclusive to the original Xbox.
Have you played Shenmue or Shenmue 2? What are your thoughts on the collection launching later this year? Will you be picking it up? Leave a comment below.