Sega Europe Registers Domain for “Shenmue HD”

We’ve learned (via TSSZ News) that Sega Europe has registered a domain for what could be a Shenmue remaster.

The new domain is for “shenmuehd.com”, and was registered by Sega back in September of last year. It was updated today by the publisher, but if you visit the website, you’ll get nothing.

Back in May of last year, Sega of Europe was also teasing that they were looking into how to make Shenmue 1 and 2 HD a reality.

Series creator Yu Suzuki has been working on the next chapter, Shenmue III, which is set for a release on PC and PlayStation 4.

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  • BioDevil_Dom

    Shenmue III is not the final chapter as Yu Suzuki has stated that he wanted to work on a IV and V if possible since the the story was supposed to be 11 chapters. http://www.gamespot.com/articles/shenmue-3-creator-also-wants-to-do-shenmue-4/1100-6428363/

  • NuclearCherries

    I hope Sega will shove this onto PC. And then put a bunch of Dreamcast games on there too. Like Skies of Arcadia.

    Still would make sense, what with Shenmue 3 on the horizon. They can make some good money from people looking to get into the series before 3.

  • Oh jesus how did I miss this…. sigh… LOL. Updating

  • evilmajikman

    I just hope they’ve worked some deal with Yu to make it so there could be classic Sega games in Shenmue 3. That was one of the coolest parts of the first game. To have these arcade perfect ports on this massive game. They’ve been doing it with Yakuza recently which is cool. But Shenmue was the one that started that innovation of having classic games in a new game.

  • BioDevil_Dom

    Don’t worry about it man it happens ;)

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Oh baby.

  • Audie Bakerson

    キタ━━━━━━(゜∀゜)━━━━━━ッ!!

  • Brandon Wolfley

    Speaking as someone who never owned a Sega console and never played Shenmue, I’ll admit, I’d love a chance to play the first two games before the third one releases.

  • RPG

    DO
    IT
    SEGA

  • catazxy

    I heard that S1&2 had alot of real life companies logos and adverts in the game’s stores and vending machines, and that could be a reason for the delay in the HD remake.
    Well, I hope I’ll finally get to try those games.

  • totenglocke

    Well, there is a good Dreamcast emulator. That’s what I’ll do if they don’t come out with HD ports.

  • Brownninja97 .

    majority of the people i know have very little knowledge of the game so it would be a very clever move to get it on as many platforms as possible. japanese games are very popular on steam right now as they are finally coming and im sure these titles would be welcomed as well.

  • sAy_YaS

    If anyone will do this, its definitley SEGA.
    I still want a SMS, Saturn, and DC collection…just like the Sonic’s Genesis Collection did.

  • Mr0303

    Shenmue’s big appeal is the story, so it makes sense that they’d release the first two games, so people can play them on one platform along with the third one.

  • NukeA6

    Never better time to release Shenmue I & II on HD. Gotta hype up that Shenmue III.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    could it be? SEGA doing something intelligent with their dormant franchises for once?

  • RetroGamer

    My biggest concern is that they may need to modernize the control scheme a bit. I could see the original one turning off newcomers to the series.

  • ender424

    Nice!

  • Fenrir007

    This. I also hope they release it on PCland.