Konami do… good? Zone of the Enders: the 2nd Runner M∀RS set for fall release

Konami can’t be troubled to do much with their gaming IPs these days, which makes their upcoming release of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS for PC & PS4 all the more baffling.

This remastered edition of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS was first announced at the 2017 Tokyo Game Show. Features of the updated version include:

– 4K visuals
– Optional VR cockpit view
– New control options
– Model Viewer
– Cinematic theater
– Tutorial level & “very easy” difficulty setting for Polygon staff

Zone of the Enders is a 3D mech combat game once helmed by legendary creator Hideo Kojima who has since left Konami. The Zone of the Enders series hasn’t seen a full sequel since 2003 despite getting HD re-releases on Xbox 360 & PS3 in 2012.

The Splintering-Zone of the Enders-2nd Runner-Mars-screenshot

Unleash glorious death upon your enemies

The main draw of this remastered edition appears to be the VR support, but it’s hard to say whether this package will entice a double-dip from veterans of the series, particularly those without a VR setup. Luckily, Konami chose a lower price point of $30 for Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS. To sweeten the deal (barely), those who pre-order a digital copy of the game from the PlayStation Network get a special “Welcome to MARS” theme, as well as Zone of the Enders avatars. Konami also intends to release a demo of the game on the PlayStation Store so you can try it out prior to the fall 2018 release.

Is it okay to be excited for a Konami game, again? You’ll have to answer that question for yourself, but we’ll all have our answer soon as Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS is scheduled to release for PS4 and PC (via Steam) on September 4th in the Americas and on September 6th in Europe and Japan for $29.99/£24.99.

*Note: While a physical release is planned for Western markets, the “Premium Edition” pictured in the featured image at the top of this article appears to be a Japan exclusive at this time.

Source: Niche Gamer

-BW

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