Originally Posted by Phenom
I love Shenmue 2 on Xbox I haven't played the 1st since it was never released on Xbox/PS2 but my most anticipated sequel is Jade Empire the setting of that game is beautiful it little bit like Shenmue I hate Bioware for not going through with sequel
I got the first 'Shenmue'
the day it came out on the Dreamcast during the holiday of 1999. Words cannot possibly express how blown away I was by that game. It was so ahead of it's time that I had difficulty going back to other games during that time period.
I then waited for f*cking ever for it's sequel to be released in America on the original Xbox. Actually, 'Shenmue 2'
was the sole reason I bought an Xbox instead of a PS2. I knew the PS2's library of games was superior but the fact that the sequel was going to be Xbox exclusive was the sole reason I shelled out $300 for an Xbox.
Ever since then it's been nothing but either bad news, no news at all, and unconfirmed rumor.
Last I heard both the original and it's sequel were remade in HD and ready to launch on PSN and Xbox Live but SEGA never gave Yu Suzuki the go ahead for releasing them. More recently, Suzuki himself hinted earlier this year that he could easily acquire the rights to the series from SEGA, meaning that he could release them himself if he was able to do so.