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Shenmue I and II make their way to Steam, now available

Both games feature various improvements over the originals

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 09:24 GMT
Shenmue I and II make their way to Steam, now available
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 09:24 GMT

Shenmue I and II re-releases are now available on Steam. The updated versions of the games were announced in July.


The modern platform re-release of the two games features both English and Japanese voice-overs, tweaked control schemes, high-definition resolution rendering and various minor changes.

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The first Shenmue game launched on December 29th 1999 for the Dreamcast console and only saw 1.2 million copies being sold worldwide, even though the game was critically acclaimed. The sequel to the game, Shenmue II, netted similar sales figures.

The third game in the franchise, Shenmue III, is still in development after a successful Kickstarter campaign that was launched in June 2016. That game expected to release next year.

The collection of the two games are now available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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