TRAILER | PC, PS4, Xbox One Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 8:24 AM

Preorder trailer for Shenmue 1 & 2

Preorder trailer for Shenmue 1 & 2

Shenmue I & II will be released on August 21 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and it's of course available to preorder right now. Let's just wait patiently and watch this new trailer and a few screenshots, showing what seems to be a very "authentic" remaster...

Preorder trailer

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Commented on 2018-07-04 10:41:38
very authentic indeed
Commented on 2018-07-04 13:11:04
Blim, it's so fitting that it's you who posted this news.
Hopefully, Drift will finally like Shenmue.

PS. It goes without saying... mandatory stream!
Commented on 2018-07-04 13:43:52 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Blim, it's so fitting that it's you who posted this news.
Hopefully, Drift will finally like Shenmue.

PS. It goes without saying... mandatory stream!
Stream with Blim playing of course :D

(with remoteplay on PS4?)
Commented on 2018-07-04 14:43:26 In reply to Miguel
Posted by Miguel
Stream with Blim playing of course :D

(with remoteplay on PS4?)
I could also use the monster new laptop, it should be able to handle a 1080p30 stream!
Commented on 2018-07-04 14:57:30 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
I could also use the monster new laptop, it should be able to handle a 1080p30 stream!
Sure :)

And I just saw that the game releases during Gamescom... what a great idea.
Commented on 2018-07-04 15:02:33
i can't wait to play this janky pile of shit all over again! do we know how this is going to display? they going proper 16:9 or stretching it to fit? or are we getting black borders? the screens are a mixed bunch so it's hard to tell.
Commented on 2018-07-04 15:14:35 In reply to Miguel
Posted by Miguel
And I just saw that the game releases during Gamescom... what a great idea.
Yeah...
Commented on 2018-07-04 16:12:40 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by Miguel
Stream with Blim playing of course :D
Yes, definitely!
That's why I said it was fitting that Blim posted the news.
Posted by BlimBlim
I could also use the monster new laptop, it should be able to handle a 1080p30 stream!
On the Shenmue 1 & 2's Steam page, it says: "Fully scalable screen resolutions", so it should go up to 4k - maybe even 8k. I believe even with a medium tier laptop, you should be able to play the game at 4k@30fps or higher if it's a monster laptop.

It's a simple port of the games and it shouldn't give any trouble to modern hardware, as long as it's well optimized. I'm expecting it will be similar to Vanquish and Bayonetta ports, where they can reach 4k@60fps with medium tier hardware - GTX 970, GTX 1060, etc.

Also, the facts that it is capped at 30fps because of the engine's physics and that Shenmue 1 & 2 are far older games than Vanquish and Bayonetta, means it should be even less taxing.

I just hope the ports are mostly issue free at launch, there's no reason they should give any issue as long as the developers do their job properly.
Commented on 2018-07-04 20:47:23 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
i can't wait to play this janky pile of shit all over again! do we know how this is going to display? they going proper 16:9 or stretching it to fit? or are we getting black borders? the screens are a mixed bunch so it's hard to tell.
still salty af that ps2 had shit games that first year, lol?
Commented on 2018-07-04 21:56:43 In reply to nostradamus
I have a launch Dreamcast with shenmue 1 and 2....so...erm, no? Are you salty the ps2 shat on the Dreamcast from a high height and buried it the same way Sony buried the Saturn, lol?
Commented on 2018-07-04 22:01:32 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
i can't wait to play this janky pile of shit all over again! do we know how this is going to display? they going proper 16:9 or stretching it to fit? or are we getting black borders? the screens are a mixed bunch so it's hard to tell.
Gameplay parts will be 16:9, cutscenes 4:3. BTW 30fps, as I understand game is hardcoded for 30fps.
Commented on 2018-07-04 22:03:22 In reply to Loneck
Posted by Loneck
Gameplay parts will be 16:9, cutscenes 4:3. BTW 30fps as I understand game is hardcoded for 30fps.
Is the gameplay stretched? There’s something very "fat" about the footage in the trailer like it’s been stretched to fit a widescreen aspect ratio, hopefully that isn’t how they’ve achieved it.
Commented on 2018-07-04 22:29:19
I hope it is not stretched and if it is I would rather play the whole game in 4:3.
Commented on 2018-07-05 01:28:31
My only grip with this port is that it's based on the Xbox port and not the Dreamcast one. Some textures are better on Dreamcast.
Commented on 2018-07-05 06:49:02 In reply to syder
Posted by syder
My only grip with this port is that it's based on the Xbox port and not the Dreamcast one. Some textures are better on Dreamcast.
dreamcast version doesn't have global shadows.

there are pros and cons, the only gripe is how bad the team doing the port is.
Commented on 2018-07-05 11:25:29
I can get identical graphics on an emulator. I'd gladly pay for a nice Shenmue port, but this looks so lazy it hurts.
Commented on 2018-07-05 12:45:39 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by CloudXIV
I can get identical graphics on an emulator. I'd gladly pay for a nice Shenmue port, but this looks so lazy it hurts.
Yeah, well... to any of you old enough to remember, those graphics where the shit.
Commented on 2018-07-05 13:37:00 In reply to crookedmind
Posted by crookedmind
Yeah, well... to any of you old enough to remember, those graphics where the shit.
He aint wrong. You could get this out of an emulator.
Commented on 2018-07-05 20:59:56 In reply to crookedmind
Posted by crookedmind
Yeah, well... to any of you old enough to remember, those graphics where the shit.
I played Shenmue when it was originally released, so I remember the hype and my amazement with all the details and interactivity. But for the asking price, we're getting very little here. And without any significant upgrades, these graphics still present themselves much better on an old-school CRT.
Commented on 2018-07-05 22:15:51 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
still salty af that ps2 had shit games that first year, lol?
Ridge Racer V, Tekken Tag Tournament and a few others made for fine early launch titles and someone has not had their butthurt cream because the PS2 actually launched in March 2000 Japan and October U.S.A. while the Sega Dreamcast actually lauched in Japan in 1998 where there was a major software shortage and an extremely NOT SEGA-AM2 QUALITY port of Virtua Fighter 3tb which was really DISSAPPOINTING for DIE-HARD SEGA fans like ME right here.

Comparing game that game out a year after the REAL Dreamcast launch to first year PS2... wow, amazing fanboism right there when everyone knows it takes an average of 2 years of development (especially back then) to make a game from scratch and Shenmue had had the advantage of ACTUALLY being an ENHANCED and EXPANDED port of the internally developed SEGA Saturn Shenmue-Project Berkerley-Virtua Fighter RPG.

Further this port will serve as a testing evaluation to see how the reception is in terms of SALES... obviously on PC it will get pirated to shit... but if the game sells very well on PSN or XboxLive, then SEGA will definetly approve making a Yakuza Kiwami type remake remaster.

Especially considering how the vast majority of "Shenmue fans" NEVER PURCHASED the game day one or even in the first month, or months period when the sales COUNTED as an actual profit for SEGA.
Commented on 2018-07-05 23:53:34 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
dreamcast version doesn't have global shadows.

there are pros and cons, the only gripe is how bad the team doing the port is.
I'm keeping my jugements on the product till it's out but the aliasing hurts quite a bit.
Also the global shadows and dreamcast textures could have met somwhere. We're in 2018 ffs...
Commented on 2018-07-06 00:32:30 In reply to Akumajo
Posted by Akumajo
... obviously on PC it will get pirated to shit...
Seriously? Where do you live? In 90's Russia?
Commented on 2018-07-06 03:57:31 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
He aint wrong. You could get this out of an emulator.
My emulator already showed me that a few years ago. In fact, I'd say it looked better than this. But still, those graphics used to be the shit back then. I can't deny that.

About the game
  • Shenmue I & II
  • PC, PS4, XBOXONE
  • Published by SEGA
  • Developed by d3t
  • French release: Available
  • US release: Available


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