So it turns out that 2018 is to be the year of Shenmue! One of the first the first "open world" games, the story of a young martial artist setting out to investigate and avenge the murder of his father in 1980's Japan was a real emmersive experience, integrating open world exploration, qte sequences and free battles based on SEGA'S Virtua Fighter series. The first game was released on the Dreamcast in 1999, with the sequel coming out in 2001. In 2015 the production of Shenmue 3 was announced at the E3 conference. Originally slated for a late 2017 release, the game was pushed back to late 2018 when additional developers came on board to support the project. Just this weekend gone, SEGA announced they are re-releasing Shenmue 1 & 2 in HD for PS4, Xbox1 and Pc. They are expected to be released in time for Shenmue 3's release at the end of 2018. These are by far my favourite games I've ever played, so you can probably tell that I am hyper excited for this year Original game trailer,: Shenmue 3 announcement; Shenmue 3 trailer; Anyone else a fan of the old games?