After decades of waiting, Shenmue fans might get their wish after all: SEGA is seriously contemplating remastering the original RPGs.
Earlier this year, SEGA said it wanted to bring back classic Dreamcast games. The publisher was instantly inundated with requests for Shenmue I & II remastered ports, with practically the entire gaming sphere discussing how awesome it'd be to replay the beloved series again (this nostalgic spirit manifested itself in the wildly successful Shenmue III Kickstarter). Now SEGA says that Shenmue remasters have its full attention.
"There is definitely a desire [to resurrect classic games]," SEGA Europe boss Jurgen Post told MCV. "Even online, people are constantly talking about products they would like to see come back, and Shenmue 1 and 2 are probably in the top two places. We are looking into it. It is an old IP, it is a beloved IP - and not just by consumers, but also within Sega, we have people saying that if we could do Shenmue 1 and 2 all over again, we'd definitely go for it."