Sega has released a new video from the upcoming Shenmue 1 & 2 re-release, which looks back at Ryo’s time in Dobuita. However, it also features YouTubers Adam Koralik and Imran Yusuf as they visit the real-life location of Dobuita Street, which the game recreated. You can check it out at the bottom of this post.
The following is the overview from Sega:
“From convenience stores to vending machines, the open-world of Shenmue still bears resemblance to the bustling and lively real world locations, and its very faithful representation of Dobuita Street immersed over a million players in Ryo’s quest to avenge his father. To this day, dozens of Shenmue fans like Adam and Imran visit Dobuita Street every year to retrace Ryo Hazuki’s footsteps, recalling their love for Shenmue and how they felt playing the games for the very first time.”
Shenmue 1 & 2 are currently in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with the release date set for August 21st. The re-release is serving as a means for players to get all caught up prior to the release of the long-awaited Shenmue 3, which is set to launch in 2019 for PlayStation 4 and PC. Backer surveys for the game recently went out, with those who backed the game being able to choose things like their preferred platform and how they want their name to appear in the credits.
Be sure to check out the “Return to Dobuita Street” feature below.