In 2001, Konami developed and published, Zone of the Enders. The game’s pedigree had an impressive start with being heavily influenced by Hideo Kojima, of Metal Gear fame, and Yoki Shinkawa, character and mechanical designer of the Metal Gear Solid series.
What made Zone of the Enders, or Z.O.E, a hit was its exceptional mecha combat gameplay and controls; the fluidity felt on the PS2 Dualshock was a creation of beauty. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner arrived on scene in 2003 and solidified its placement as “master” in the mecha combat genre.
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This October, Konami will release both games in High-Definition for the Playstation 3 and XBOX 360. Newcomers will be in a feast for the eyes and in awe of the addictive stylized gameplay. Fans (or newcomers who want to go “all in”) can opt for the Limited Edition, containing a soundtrack disc (featuring remixes of the original music of both games) and a 100-page art book (collecting the concept art and designs of the series’ distinctive visual tastes).
Both versions of the game also come with a demo of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Fans will recall the original Zone of the Enders came packaged with a demo of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.