Newcomers of this market should try and taste Shenmue, but right now some aspects of the original games could feel rusty (control, graphics in HD devices), therefore, SEGA should release a HD collection of these jewels.
A new rumor from a person close to Atlus USA states than Shenmue HD would be released this year. SEGA would commercialize the two first games in a single pack. The idea is launch the collection to precede the release of Shenmue 3, a game that could skip this year to be ready for 2018.
The rumor could sound sterile, but remember that SEGA registered the domain for Shenmue HD time ago. So, don’t lose hope for a HD collection of Shenmue.