I suspect they might have to redo the controls for any rerelease, and by that I mean redo the game so that it uses both analog sticks, instead of the odd way it controlled on Dreamcast , people like us who enjoy retro games generally don't mind, but I can imagine alot of people complaining about the controls if they weren't changed. but its really just about budgeting, if Sega feels not enough people will buy it, they won't pour in enough money. and given the economy, not every game will get approved though Im not sure why it hasn't been done yet, Ive got a feeling that the other game ports are running on what is basically an emulator , and if that is the case, it can't take too long to bring Shenmue to the system.Panzer_Zwei
Maybe the games are just not as popular as fans would like to believe.
Other possible reason would be the incomplete state of the series. Again, fans of the series already would know what to expect, but the mainstream audience might not be as acceptable of a game which storyline was supposed to continue but never did.
exactly. I for one would not buy it as I don't care for shenmue 1 and 2 hd. they are already hd on my dreamcast with vga. all I want is shenmue 3 and so do all other shenmue fans think and those that don't know the game yet wouldn't want an unfinished story like shenmue.
the popularity is really there though. shenmue 1 sold almost 1.5 million on a 6 million userbase and shenmue still sells for around 50$ on ebay. that says a lot. it has only increased in cult following. back 12 years ago many people critized shenmue 1. by now almost no one has a bad thing to say about it. the game was way ahead of it's time.