Rumour: Shenmue coming to XBLA?

Potentially massive news if true, the person responsible for the Jet Set Radio XBLA rumour is now claiming that Sega’s epic Shenmue may be coming to the service. A photo and his Youtube account back up the claims, but it’s best to take these things with a grain (or dumptruck) of salt until we get official word. Having said that, it does fall in line with Mike Hayes’ recent interview stating that Sega will be looking to increase the amount of games available Digital Download.

Shenmue was the only console specific game directed by the legendary Yu Suzuki, many consider it to be his finest work. The game was planned to have 16 chapters, but only 5 have thus far been covered through Shenmue and Shenmue II. No doubt fans of the game (such as yours truly) would be elated to see Shenmue return in any shape or form.

Thanks to max_cady on the forums.

[SOURCE: ScrawlFX, Xbox360leak]

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7 responses to “Rumour: Shenmue coming to XBLA?

  1. I'm grain of salting this one until a better screenshot or video leaks. It's totally plausible though.

    Why II? It's a bargain bin game for the original XBOX and is BC compatible. Unless they release Shenmue 1 (the few Dreamcast games that still is a console exclusive), I won't be typing super smiley faces. Just the usual ones 🙂

  2. SufferLikeGDid says:

    Last year I was all about getting a Dreamcast to play the awesome games that I missed out on back when I was a preteen. Now with all these rumors I'm going to have to wait and see.

  3. Sharky says:

    Well now I'm 100% that both are fake…

  4. Centrale says:

    I'm skeptical… why would the icon image be squished like that?

  5. Monkeroony says:

    No way is this real, open it in photoshop and click the different colour channels and you can see it's fake.

  6. Sega Uranus says:

    "No doubt fans of the game (such as yours truly) would be elated to see Shenmue return in any shape or form."

    Except that OTHER any-shape-or-form release, amirite?

  7. MadeManG74 says:

    <blockquote cite="comment-660">

    “No doubt fans of the game (such as yours truly) would be elated to see Shenmue return in any shape or form.”Except that OTHER any-shape-or-form release, amirite?  

    Huh?

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