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Shenmue HD has been ready to go for “well over a year” [Rumor]

HD ports of Shenmue I and II for XBLA and PSN have been ready to go for over a year, but Sega's held back on raising fan hopes for the series until it knows the future for the long-dormant franchise. That's according to a “source who wishes to remain anonymous but does have ties to Sega,” says Gamerzines. Which is to say, take all of this with as many grains of salt as you see fit.

Shenmue HD, which Sega teased earlier this week in an interview with Game Reactor, has been “finished for well over a year,” according to GZ's source – “as is Shenmue II HD.” However the company, wary of rekindling enthusiasm for the ill-fated series, is waiting until it has a better idea of where the series may eventually go.

This January, the online Shenmue World was cancelled, while series creator Yu Suzuki outlined ideas he has for a third installment and confirmed the possibility of obtaining the IP rights from Sega. Which is to say, if Sega does want to know where Shenmue will go before making a move on the series, it can head to the back of the line...

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  • ZhugeLiang - March 16, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    "I didn't ask to be photographed." "WHAT DID YOU SAAAAYYYYY? Your face was asking. THAT'S WHY I TOOK THE PHOTO"
  • samsneeze - March 16, 2012 3:46 p.m.

    You don't say things like "Shenmue HD port is coming" and not deliver. Especially if you enjoy living. Shenmue fans are pretty crazy like that. If it really is coming, I want Power Stone 2, Shadow Man, Grandia II and Skies of Arcadia as well. Forklift racing, away!
  • onetimebuster - March 16, 2012 4:20 p.m.

    HD sailors.
  • TheLotusReborn - March 16, 2012 4:34 p.m.

    Lookin' For Sailors HD
  • IceBlueKirby - March 16, 2012 5:55 p.m.

    Been a long time since I played Shenmue, but I'd be happy to play it again if this were ever released. Of course, since no one has any idea where the series is going, that's not likely to happen.
  • Nomado - March 16, 2012 10:47 p.m.

    I am desperately waiting for Shenmue 3 for 10 years. Now its time for us fans to Show support buying game and let them know that we actually care for shenmue and want next shenmue
  • Japanaman - March 17, 2012 5:07 p.m.

    I wanna play Lucky Hit in HD!
  • Japanaman - March 17, 2012 5:07 p.m.

    Hi. I'm looking for sailors in HD. Do you know where I might find some sailors in HD?
  • Japanaman - March 17, 2012 5:08 p.m.

    "I didn't ask to be photographed. Is that an HD camera?"
  • Japanaman - March 17, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    Shenmue III > L.A. Noire

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