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Shenmue I & II digital pre-orders open on Xbox One video game consoles

The release date for the highly-anticipated current gen re-releases of Shenmue I & II has finally been announced and both can be digitally pre-ordered on Xbox One consoles today as part of a bundle.

Shenmue I & II are due for release on August 21st this year and both will feature Japanese audio options, a new user interface, modern or classic control schemes, and a variety of screen resolutions.

Here’s the official game description.

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

Shenmue I was originally released on the Sega Dreamcast in 1999 while its sequel, Shenmue II, also saw a release on the Dreamcast console in 2001 and was ported to the OG Xbox in 2002. Shenmue III has been officially announced and is expected to launch on Sony’s PlayStation 4 console and Windows PCs.

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