SEGA Europe Comments on Shenmue I & II Remakes

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

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Some statements were made by SEGA Europe regarding remakes for Shenmue I & II. The head of the European branch, Jurgen Post spoke to MCV about the possibility. This is what he had to say:

“There is definitely a desire [to go back to our classic games]. Even online, people are constantly talking about products they would like to see come back, and Shenmue 1 and 2  are probably in the top two places. We are looking into it. It is an old IP, it is a beloved IP – and not just by consumers, but also within Sega, we have people saying that if we could do Shenmue 1 and 2 all over again, we’d definitely go for it.”

“The issue is that it is a big game. It is a project from many years ago. If we are to do it, we’d want to do a fantastic conversion to the current platforms, and there are a lot of licences in the game, which were cleared many years ago, so we will need to renegotiate those contracts. We are looking into it. We haven’t given it a green light, but it has our full attention.”

So although nothing is planned just yet, at least the chance for the remakes to be made is still possible.

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  • Panpopo

    They don’t have to be remakes – just re-releases. The licensing makes sense for why they haven’t come out yet. Hope this eventually happens for a new generation to enjoy – that and Skies of Arcadia.