Metal Gear Solid, Zone of the Enders receive updates
Konami Japan released their financial reports today and included some interesting information involving Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders. They stated that "a second and third original title to follow on our Metal Gear Solid series" will be released and "new original titles" bearing the Z.O.E brand will be developed. The new MGS game will be titled Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance, however, appears not to be the official sequel in the MGS series. Due to this fact, the game will be released multi-platform on the Playstation 2, Xbox, and PC. Along with this announcement, Zone of the Enders 2: The Second Runner will be released exclusively for the PS2.
Konami is also considering using the MGS franchise as the basis for an online game. Sequels to the MGS series are scheduled every two years and does not take into account MGS2: Substance. Adding to these major announcements, the company plans to release 49 titles in the fiscal year beginning March 2003. Stay tuned to PSX Extreme for more information.
5/9/2002 Matt Stensrud