Shenmue HD has been finished for a year

With Sega releasing classic Dreamcast games in HD, many are holding out on the release of the much-loved Shenmue on both PSN and XBLA.

GamerZines reports that, not only is Shemue HD a reality, it’s been finished for a year now. The site claims an anonymous tipster close to Sega confirmed that both the original game and, surprisingly, its Xbox-exclusive sequel are both ready to launch at the publisher’s bidding.

Shenmue HD is real [and has been] finished for well over a year,” the source said. “As isĀ Shenmue II HD.”

Apparently the release is being withheld while Sega discusses the future of the franchise. Let’s hope that means a Shenmue III announcement finally comes soon, then.