Sega will port both parts of ´Shenmue´ to Wii, Swedish gaming magazine Gamereactor claims, according to GameFAQs forum user Saikobooru. He posted a scan from the magazine.
Here is Saikobooru´s translation:
Shenmue is back!
Sega has rereleased 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.
The controversial (at least in my book) Surfer Girl had posted rumours to the same effect. However, it was simply a matter of time before Sega would bring the financial flop that was ´Shenmue´, while undoubtedly being one of the most influential videogames ever, to another console. Wii, as the market leader worldwide, would be the natural choice.
The only question is whether Sega will simply port the first two games over as they did for ´House of the Dead´ or whether they are also considering ending the series with a brand new ´Shenmue 3´.
EDIT I have just been on the phone to the author of this article and he gave me a little more detail. He heard the rumour from a Dutch game editor when he was at an event in the United States and is unsure whether that person had heard it from a direct source. He himself rates the rumour as unreliable.
Thanks to: Nintendo Wii Fanboy, Joystiq