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Sega loves the Wii. Lately we’ve been gifted with House of the Dead 1 & 2 Return, NiGHTS and Sega Bass Fishing, and if recent rumours are to be believed we’re about to see another classic franchise resurrected for Nintendo’s best selling console.

Swedish magazine Game Reactor has excited blurted out this little rumour:

Shenmue is back! Sega has re-released classics like Nights, Bass Fishing and House of the Dead lately. Now it’s said that Shenmue is next. But don’t think that it’s about a new game, instead, they’re bringing back the two original Shenmue games with extra Wiimote-minigames which will be released for the Wii.

While we’re a little disappointed that this might not result in an all-new Shenmue title, the chance to play through these two underrated classics is very welcome indeed. The first Shenmue holds a very special place in our hearts and if more people get to experience it, then that has to be a good thing.

Let’s hope this is more than just idle speculation!