SEGA has released a new trailer for Shenmue I & II, as well as new screenshots and revealed an exclusive poster and release date. The game releases soon, August 21, 2018, and both European and American versions come with a two sided poster and a reversible cover. As revealed yesterday, save data will carry over from I to II, however save data from II will not carry over to the upcoming III. I do hold out hope that III will at least have some way to check for a save file from the remasters and give some sort of bonus for players.
SEGA has also released a FAQ page that answers some burning questions fans had about the games. Shenmue II will be based off of the Xbox version of the game, featuring snapshots, filters and texture mip-maps to improve anti-aliasing. Xbox graphical differences from the Dreamcast version will be present. Shenmue Dojo has a handy comparison guide.
New features include Japanese and English speech in both games, the aforementioned saves carrying over from I to II, save anywhere in both games, HD resolution rendering, updated UI, new post processing effects, full controller and mouse and keyboard support, and achievements on all platforms. Also, you will be able to control Ryo with the analog stick. Gameplay will be 16:9, however cutscenes will be 4:3 for Shenmue and 4:3 letterbox for Shenmue II. All arcade games will be playable on the new releases, so breathe easy OutRun fans!