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Offline Team Yu

#AskSEGA to #SaveShenmueHD
« on: May 06, 2016, 05:25:47 AM »

Being the responsive, fan-friendly purveyors of popular entertainment that they are, SEGA Europe have decided to "unveil a way for you to have your say with #AskSEGA," promising to "do their best" to answer your questions in future editions of their SEGA Central YouTube show.

Naturally they have already begun receiving queries concerning Shenmue HD, the much requested re-release of the first two games in the series ahead of Shenmue III next year. SEGA as a whole has yet to confirm or deny any plans to bring Shenmue 1 & 2 to modern systems, which would allow new players to enjoy the saga from the beginning.

Whether anything will come from it or not, we encourage more fans to take this opportunity to press the issue with the joint hashtags #AskSEGA and #SaveShenmueHD. It can't hurt, and it may finally prompt an official comment on the matter while reinforcing the demand for this game.

Offline Team Yu

Re: #AskSEGA to #SaveShenmueHD
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 11:39:52 PM »

We've just counted up the tweets using the #AskSEGA hashtag, and we think the tally speaks for itself.

Offline Team Yu

Re: #AskSEGA to #SaveShenmueHD
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 04:44:16 AM »

Sega Europe has responded to the recent flurry of Shenmue HD questions labelled with its ‪#‎AskSEGA‬ hashtag.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this push over the past week!

The following scripted statement was read out on today's newest Sega Central video on YouTube:

"With regards to Shenmue 1 & 2 HD, of course we would love to release these tomorrow. Sadly it's not as simple as porting the games to current platforms, as we would need to ensure that any HD remaster lives up to the quality of the original titles, and with games as immersive as Shenmue 1 & 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."

So, if this is an accurate reflection of the current state of affairs, any Shenmue HD reveal at this year's E3 appears to be out the window, as almost a full year on from Shenmue 3's announcement Sega is still "investigating" how to re-skin licensed products like they did when localizing Shenmue sixteen years ago.

The next ‪#‎SaveShenmueHD‬ Tweetathon takes place on June 3rd. You can pre-load your message for automatic release at