Shenmue I & II release date announced

Shenmue I & II release date announced
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Shenmue I & II will be released for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on August 21, Sega has announced.

The cult martial arts and forklift meme-generating adventure games will include modern control options, the chance to play the original game with Japanese dialogue, and scalable screen resolution.

The physical version of Shenmue I & II will feature a double-sided poster and reversible cover, while the digital edition can be pre-ordered for a 10% discount.

Shenmue was originally released on the Dreamcast back in 1999, and coined its own sub-genre; FREE, which stands for Full Reactive Eyes Entertainment. A sequel turned up two years later, but was only released on Dreamcast in Europe and Japan.

The games star Ryo Hazuki, an 18-year-old martial arts student who embarks on a quest to avenge the death of his father. He does this mainly by punching people in the face, looking for tattooed sailors, and collecting figurines from toy capsule machines.

Shenmue III is currently in development for PS4 and PC.