Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Shenmue I & II is Out Now

Shenmue I & II, the compilation disc of enhanced ports of Shenmue and Shenmue II, is out now for Windows on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Shenmue I now has improved camera control due to the addition of the second thumbstick. Shenmue II has the additional features of the Xbox port but does not have the excessive motion blur. Both games render at 1920x1080 resolution at 30 frames per second, and the resolution can be increased on the Windows version. The game can be rendered at a 16:9 or 4:3 screen ratio, although the cutscenes are still rendered at a 4:3 ratio.

Both English and Japanese voices are available, as are modern graphics features such as anti-aliasing, bloom lighting, better texture filtering, and warmer colors due to the increased bit-depth from the original 16-bit depth on the Dreamcast.