Sega has kicked off a new series of Shenmue I & II videos to bring those unfamiliar with the Dreamcast classics up to speed on the epic revenge-driven saga.

Imaginatively titled 'What is Shenmue?,' the first video looks at the game's storyline and is narrated by Cory Marshall, the voice actor behind protagonist Ryo Hazuki. 

Honestly, all you really need to know about Shenmue is that you can race forklift trucks, look for sailors with tattoos, and waste hours playing classic Sega games in the arcades or getting sweaty in the local park. 

Shenmue I & II is pencilled in for an August 21 release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. The third instalment in the series is currently in the works at Ys Net with original series creator Yu Suzuki, and will launch at some point in 2019.

The original Shenmue was the most expensive video game ever created at the time of its 1999 release, with an estimated budget and production cost of between $47-$70 million. 

 

 

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