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Sega Teases Shenmue/Skies of Arcadia HD Release

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Although the chances of Shenmue 3 are still pretty slim, Sega have thrown a glimmer of hope towards their rabid fanbase by hinting at a HD release of the original game.

In an interview with GameReactor, Sega’s associate brand manager Ben Harborne let the cat out of the bag when asked what games fans requested most for an HD upgrade. According to Harborne, the two most popular games were Shenmue and turn based RPG Skies of Arcadia.

“They’re a couple of our most requested games. I can’t say ‘yes’ or ‘no’, but we may be working on them.”

Time to squee, perhaps?

Source: GameReactor

 

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18 Comments
  1. Adiemus
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Squee.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:47.
  2. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    skies of arcadia, is definitely squee worthy.

    the whole qte heavy nature of shenmue has me less enthused, but still it wouldn’t be bad to see it back.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:52.
  3. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    News of the week.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:52.
    • aerobes
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      … regarding Skies of Arcadia. Shenmue, I’d rather see a current generation sequel.

      Comment posted on 16/03/2012 at 06:01.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Is the Yakuza series not sort of a spiritual sequel though?

        I have seen a couple of people say this, but i can’t substantiate the claim as whilst i have played the more recent Yakuza’s, i have never even seen Shenmue. :S

        Comment posted on 16/03/2012 at 12:08.
      • mugsybalone
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Yeah, I’d go along with the Shenmue-Yakuza connection, although I don’t remember Shenmue’s story being quite so expansive and convoluted – though Shenmue as a series was only two games long. I picked up Yakuza 3 for a bit of “it’s just like Shenmue, right?” nostalgia, and in terms of structure, the two series’ seemed pretty much the same.

        Comment posted on 16/03/2012 at 12:35.
      • aerobes
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        I’d go along with that. It’d be good to see a culmination to the Shenmue story though.

        Comment posted on 16/03/2012 at 20:33.
  4. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Absolutely cracking news if this is true ^_^

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 18:54.
  5. DixNeuf
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    I have a feeling Shenmue may not have aged well, although I’d like the chance to finish the second game. My money is on them actually working on Skies of Arcadia anyway.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 19:07.
    • aphex187
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Yip, i mean back then my jaw dropped to the floor when i first ventured out of the house and onto the road. My feelings are that it’s going to look very dated and remind me of that clunky running and ropey dialogue haha!!

      Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 21:34.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        “i see” ^_^

        Comment posted on 16/03/2012 at 07:43.
  6. Arcadian1
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 19:20.
  7. Dan Lee
    Common like the rest of us.
    Since: Jun 2010

    New stuff, please.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 19:29.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Usually I’d agree with you but in this case… squeeeeeeee! :D

      Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 19:55.
  8. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Bought the Japanese version of Shenmue because I couldn’t wait, and loved it. My feelings are that it won’t have aged well though.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 21:36.
  9. ritualnet
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Shenmue, I can live without (never took to it) but Skies, wow. Sign me up!

    Comment posted on 15/03/2012 at 21:58.
  10. Crocadillian
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    New, original games plz SEGA :x

    Comment posted on 16/03/2012 at 08:39.

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