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Shenmue I & II are now live on Xbox One consoles

The two classic video games, Shenmue I and Shenmue II, are now available to play on Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles.

These new releases of Shenmue I and II aren’t basic backwards compatibly titles. Both video games feature reworked UI, new control options, scalable resolutions, and Japanese language options. Shenmue I and Shenmue II also support Xbox Live cloud saves and each comes with a good number of Xbox Achievements to unlock.

Here’s the official game description and trailer:

A tale of revenge. In 1986, teenage jujitsu artist Ryo Hazuki returns to the dojo of his father, Iwao Hazuki, only to witness his murder by a Chinese man, Lan Di. Lan Di steals a mysterious artifact known as the Dragon Mirror. Ryo vows to avenge his father’s death and sets out tracing Lan Di’s path.

The best Shenmue experience:

  • Updated user interface
  • Choice of modern or classic controls
  • Japanese audio available for the first time for a global audience
  • Fully scalable screen resolutions

An epic legend:

  • A tale of revenge on a grand scale
  • Solve the mystery of your father’s murder
  • An experience never to be forgotten

The world feels alive:

  • Talk to anyone, scour the world for clues
  • NPCs live independent lives on their own schedule
  • Faithful recreations of 1980s Japan and Hong Kong, China
  • Distract yourself with arcade games, collectibles, duck racing, and more

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Shenmue I & II
Shenmue I & II
Developer: SEGA Europe Ltd
Price: $29.99
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