PC Shenmue Collection Receives First HD Texture Pack for the Game’s Environments and Clothing
The PC Shenmue collection, including the original Shenmue and Shenmue 2, has received its first HD texture pack mod which offers various HQ textures for the game’s environments and clothing.
The HD texture pack created by modder ‘Drogean’ utilizes Kaldien’s Special K mod, and can be downloaded through Nexusmods right here. Those interested can also download a some textures for Ryo’s clothing right here.
‘Drogean’ mentions that the textures haven’t been merely upscaled, but have been recreated in HQ quality.
The Shenmue 1 & 2 collection is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
SEGA officially announced the collection earlier this year ahead of the release of Shenmue III next year.
Since their original release, Shenmue I & II have established a passionate following and are revered as one of gaming’s greatest series of all time. These revolutionary masterpieces deliver a gripping story of retribution as Ryo Hazuki sets out to avenge his father’s death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artefact known as the Dragon Mirror.
Shenmue I & II comes complete with the original feature set that defined modern gaming, including enthralling jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, and RPG elements in addition to memorable mini-games. Shenmue I & II is set within engrossing real-time open worlds that feel truly alive thanks to day-to-night cycles and weather changes, with a population of civilians who follow their own schedules.
This is the definitive version of these all-time classics and will be the best Shenmue experience to date. The re-release will stay true to the originals with modernised features including fully scalable screen resolution, choice of modern or classic control schemes, PC graphics options, an updated user interface and the option to enjoy either the original Japanese or English voiceovers.