RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/18!

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RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/18!

Postby Peter » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:01 am

After 24 hours of conflicting rumors, Sega Europe confirmed on Twitter that Shenmue 1 & 2 HD will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on August 21st!

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The digital version is now available for pre-order from the relevant stores based on your region.

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You can watch the trailer below!

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Sega have also released an updated FAQ:

Sega have released an updated FAQ:

Which version of Shenmue II did we port?
For technical reasons we started with the Xbox source code and data. This has the advantage of some additional features missing from the Dreamcast version:

Snapshots system
Filters
Texture mip-maps to improve anti-aliasing
As some community members will know, the Xbox does have some graphical differences to the DC version which will also be present in our version.

What features have we added?
As well as the herculean effort of porting the code to the new platforms, there is a huge number of things we have added:

Choice of Japanese or English speech in both games
Saves can be carried over from Shenmue into Shenmue II on all platforms
Saving anywhere in both games
HD resolution rendering
Updated UI
New post processing effects for both games
Full controller support and configurable mouse and keyboard for PC users
Full Achievement support for both games on all platforms

What does Modern control scheme mean?
Modern control scheme means we have enabled use of the analogue stick instead of the D-Pad for movement of Ryo, as well as adding full mouse and keyboard support for PC users.

Will the games run at 60Hz?
Throughout the engine, game code and scripts there are hard coded assumptions about a fixed 30Hz frame update rate, so the game needs to run at 30Hz.

Is the game 4:3 or widescreen?
Gameplay where the player can control the camera is 16:9.

Cutscenes are letterboxed in their original formats.

Can the emulated arcade games be played?
We are pleased to announce that all the arcade games in the original are fully playable in the new release!

Who do we have to thank for this incredible work?
The amazing team at d3t.


Thank you to Sega and the community for helping with all of this. ;-)
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1&2 HD will launch 21/8/

Postby delvec19 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:07 am

HELL YEAH!!
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1&2 HD will launch 21/8/

Postby johnvivant » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:13 am

is that bloom added in s1? also 16:9 for S2 cut-scenes confirmed, it would seem? looks great imo.
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby ShenGCH » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:13 am

Two days after my birthday! Couldn't have wished for a better gift :D
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby RiGoRmOrTiS » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:16 am

Looks like a good conversion. Can't wait. Already pre-ordered my Steam copy, with a physical PS4 preorder still sitting there on Amazon :)
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1&2 HD will launch 21/8/

Postby Kyo_JP » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:22 am

johnvivant wrote: also 16:9 for S2 cut-scenes confirmed, it would seem? looks great imo.


Hope so, but then I don't understand why the Steam pictures of S2 are letter boxed
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby Anonymous81 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:27 am

Purchased on Steam. Xbox One and PS4 preorders on Amazon. This. Is. An. Amazing. Feeling. After nearly two decades... I just paid for an official, NEW port of Shenmue. *Wipes tears*
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby Crimson Ryan » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:29 am

A week before Yakuza Kiwami 2. I'll give this a miss until I've finished with that and Tomb Raider..
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby Peter » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:30 am

Sega have released an updated FAQ:

Which version of Shenmue II did we port?
For technical reasons we started with the Xbox source code and data. This has the advantage of some additional features missing from the Dreamcast version:

Snapshots system
Filters
Texture mip-maps to improve anti-aliasing
As some community members will know, the Xbox does have some graphical differences to the DC version which will also be present in our version.

What features have we added?
As well as the herculean effort of porting the code to the new platforms, there is a huge number of things we have added:

Choice of Japanese or English speech in both games
Saves can be carried over from Shenmue into Shenmue II on all platforms
Saving anywhere in both games
HD resolution rendering
Updated UI
New post processing effects for both games
Full controller support and configurable mouse and keyboard for PC users
Full Achievement support for both games on all platforms

What does Modern control scheme mean?
Modern control scheme means we have enabled use of the analogue stick instead of the D-Pad for movement of Ryo, as well as adding full mouse and keyboard support for PC users.

Will the games run at 60Hz?
Throughout the engine, game code and scripts there are hard coded assumptions about a fixed 30Hz frame update rate, so the game needs to run at 30Hz.

Is the game 4:3 or widescreen?
Gameplay where the player can control the camera is 16:9.

Cutscenes are letterboxed in their original formats.

Can the emulated arcade games be played?
We are pleased to announce that all the arcade games in the original are fully playable in the new release!

Who do we have to thank for this incredible work?
The amazing team at d3t.
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby Anonymous81 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:47 am

Save anywhere - that's a pretty big deal. So is new post effects. Wow! And ALL the arcade games! Phwew!
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby The_Intruder » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:57 am

Isnt gamescom around August 21st? I have my amazon copy preorder I wait for next month to preorder digital version PS4
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby Spaghetti » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:58 am

Yes. Gamescom starts the 21st of August.

The FAQ seems to imply camera control. Would be interested in hearing some elaboration on that.
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby BlueCreeperBoy12 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:01 am

System requirements seem low too. Except 30GB of space. Maybe the cutscenes are prerendered?

Taken from the steam page:
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OS: Windows 7 64Bit
Processor: Intel i3-560 / AMD FX-4300
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti (1GB Vram) / AMD Radeon 6990
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 30 GB available space
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby Peter » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:06 am

Spaghetti wrote: Yes. Gamescom starts the 21st of August.

The FAQ seems to imply camera control. Would be interested in hearing some elaboration on that.


I assumed that was the case from the initial trailer, where the camera panned 360 around Ryo standing in Yokosuka Harbour.
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Re: RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED: Shenmue 1 & 2 will launch 21/8/

Postby Spaghetti » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:08 am

BlueCreeperBoy12 wrote:Except 30GB of space. Maybe the cutscenes are prerendered?

Wouldn't make sense with the time of day/MAGIC weather considerations.
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