Kojima Hints At Zone Of The Enders PS3
Despite anything you may have heard, Hideo Kojima is holding to his vow that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots represents the final end for Snake and Co. It is the last installment in the critically acclaimed series, and that's that. However, this doesn't mean he can't change his mind in the future, and it could also indicate the return of another highly valued series...
Most action aficionados remember the likes of Zone of the Enders on the PS2 with much satisfaction, especially if we're talking about The 2nd Runner. The latter was fast, furious and one of the best action experiences of the last generation, and many fans were disappointed to learn that no ZoE3 was in the works. Well, perhaps that was because Konami was putting a huge amount of effort into MGS4, because Kojima says there is the possibility that another ZoE entry could arrive in the new generation! That, or he may want to remake ZoE2 for the PS3, according to a quote he gave to IGN during a recent interview:
"Finally, it's the end of Snake, so I'd really want to start something really fresh and new when I create the game for the next one. However, maybe the sequel to ZOE, or a remake of Snatcher, for instance, if I just participate as a producer, yeah, that could be possible."
The translation is a little rough, but you get the idea. Zone of the Enders for the PS3 - whether it's a remake or an all-new title - could become a reality very soon, and if it does, it will be a truly happy day for action and sci-gamer fans. Cross your fingers!
4/4/2008 Ben Dutka