The long-awaited PC release of remastered versions of Shenmue I & II is just about upon us, and with that, SEGA are publishing the final promotional materials for their classic titles. The very final introductory 101 trailer for Shenmue is what we've got here, and this time around, it's about fighting.
As many of you will know, Shenmue's protagonist is Ryo Hazuki - a Jiu Jitsu master-in-training, who spends his spare time beating up bad guys or simply sparring with his friends. In Shenmue, a particular focus has always been present on the authenticity of combat, and this remains key in the remakes as well.
Since players have Ryu learn and work on real-world Jiu Jitsu moves, it only makes sense for him to be able to transfer his moveset from Shenmue I to Shenmue II, which is an actual feature of the re-release, and is basically a must because the games keep getting more difficult with time.
Aside from fighting, Ryu will also have to adapt to contextually-sensitive situations. Shenmue had originally pioneered the notion of quick-time events, and both of the titles use the system extensively to keep things interesting as you go along.
Of course, Shenmue I & II also include an abundance of mini-games for Ryu to engage in - ranging from classic arcade video games (within a video game) all the way to duck racing. If you're hyped to play this staggering piece of gaming history, pre-purchase the game for 10% off before the release on 21st of August.