The game will be playable with modern and classic versions of the controls, dual language audio and subtitles, as well as UI changes and resolution scaling.
Gamers who once experienced this series will be able to compare the differences between the Dreamcast and the updated systems, alongside the gamers that are new to the series when it releases later this year. Luckily, Shenmue III is expected to launch on PC in 2018 so the franchise may get another chance if the rerelease doesn't live up to expectations. SEGA has followed up on its promise of a "huge surprise" by announcing that Shenmue I & II will be coming to the PlayStation 4 later this year.
While we still have to wait for the release of Shenmue 3, fans of the franchise will be happy to know that the first two games in the series are now getting HD remasters.
We'll keep an eye out for any updates.
These revolutionary masterpieces deliver a gripping story of retribution as Ryo Hazuki sets out to avenge his father's death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artefact known as the Dragon Mirror.
Originally released for the Dreamcast back in 2000 and 2001, Shenmue I and II are cult-classic open-world action adventure games that combine jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, RPG elements, and mini-games galore.