Shenmue and Shenmue II announced for PS4, PC, and Xbox One

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At today's Sega Fes event in Tokyo, Sega officially announced what many considered to be an inevitability - the re-release of Shenmue I & II on modern consoles, including PS4, Xbox One and PC.

They were originally released for the Dreamcast in 2000 and 2001, and Shenmue II also made its way to Xbox in 2003.

Shenmue I & II re-releases are set to launch sometime this year both physically and digitally worldwide.

The upcoming re-releases will come with several enhancements for current-gen hardware but they're neither full HD remakes nor remasters.

Sega claims its "original feature set" in terms of "jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, and RPG elements" will make a comeback in addition to "real-time open worlds that feel truly alive thanks to day-to- night cycles and weather changes, with a population of civilians who follow their own schedules".

Shenmue is a tale of retribution as Ryo Hazuki seeks out to avenge his father's death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artifact known as the Dragon Mirror.

The release comes at a good time for those who've been looking forward to Shenmue III but missed out on the classics.

This collection of two games will be offered with fully scalable screen resolution, a choice between modern and classic control schemes, PC graphics options, an enhanced user interface and even an option to switch between Japanese or English voiceovers.

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