With the third game drawing closer, there's interest in the first games.
Shenmue 3 is on its way, and should arrive sometime in late 2017. After the announcement of the third chapter in the popular franchise, the interest in the first two games has risen sharply, and in order to accommodate that new found popularity, publisher Sega is considering putting out remasters for the current-gen consoles.
According to Sega community manager Dan Sheridan, the publisher is working on making it a reality right now. He said the following on the latest episode of Sega Central: "Sadly, it's not as simple as porting the games to current platforms as we will need to ensure that any HD remaster lives up to the quality of the original titles,"
"And with games as immersive as Shenmue 1 and 2, there are further complications from licensed products that were included in the original games. That said, we'd love to do it and are currently investigating how to make it a reality."
Would you be interested in remastered versions of the first two games?