Sega today delivered part one of a new “What is Shenmue?” video series with just a few weeks before the Shenmue I & II re-release on August 21st, 2018. The first part of the series explores the story and setting, and is narrated by the (English) voice of Ryo Hazuki himself, Corey Marshall. Pretty cool!
Spend some time with it below, and stay tuned for more leading up to the release date.
What is Shenmue? Part 1: The Story:
To celebrate the upcoming re-release of Shenmue I & II on new platforms, we’ve worked with Corey Marshall, the English-version voice actor of Ryo Hazuki, to create a series of videos exploring the basics of the legendary saga ? starting with the story!
Exploring first and foremost the setting and story of Shenmue I & II, in this episode Corey guides us through Ryo’s tale of investigation and revenge for his father’s murder, and the mystery of the Dragon Mirror that his father kept hidden and eventually died to protect. Ryo’s quest of retribution against Lan Di, the man in the Chinese robes who assassinated his father before his very eyes, took him from the faithfully represented town of Yokosuka to different locations across China, meeting many allies along the way.
On August 21st, new players can get immersed into Ryo’s quest to find justice on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Shenmue I & II is now available for pre-order digitally on Steam, Xbox Marketplace and PSN with a 10% discount, and from SEGA approved digital retailers*. The physical edition is available to pre-order from US and EMEA retailers.
For all the latest information on Shenmue I & II, go to: https://shenmue.sega.com/