Shenmue 2 celebrates its 20th anniversary
Shenmue 2 is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
The Japanese acquired the game on SEGA’s Dreamcast on September 6, 2001, and experienced an epic that would only reach Europe on November 23rd. It was an Xbox exclusive that was published in the United States in October 2002.
Shenmue 2 was one of the final big releases for the Dreamcast, a platform that was decommissioned months before, and the sequel was published in 2019 with publically financed support after a long wait.
This SEGA epic will be remembered fondly by anybody who played it in its original form (it’s now accessible on current platforms in remastered HD editions). It’s a triumph of pure ambition, a massive and engrossing game that takes you to a new universe with a strong sense of realism.