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Kojima On Zone Of The Enders 2: "I Can Promise A Sequel"

Most everyone knows Hideo Kojima is the mastermind behind the famed Metal Gear Solid franchise, but hardcore action fans also know he produced another series and while only the second installment really garnered all the attention, the fans have been hoping for a third ever since...

Zone of the Enders 2 featured some of the most fast-paced and intense action ever seen when it released on the PS2; the quick, responsive, and even mind-blowing mid-air mech combat was proof that Kojima could make just about anything. And the good news? It's not a matter of "if" we're getting another ZoE title; it's a matter of when. Kojima said as much at his blog the other day (as translated by Andriasang) and it's bound to make those aforementioned fans smile. Kojima says it's a title that "even now, six years later, is extremely well received by the press and users." But unfortunately, due to "errors in setting the release time frame," the game simply didn't meet sales expectations. Kojima accepts all the blame for this as such a mistake does fall on the shoulders of the producer and the ironic part is that ZoE 2 suffered the same fate other games may suffer in 2010.

You know how a lot of publishers pushed their games out of this year and into 2010 to avoid certain massive holiday titles? Well, Kojima did the same thing with ZoE 2, and the same thing happened that's going to happen next year: all those titles that got pushed will all jam up together again in the February and March period, thereby avoiding nothing in the way of competition. And Kojima believes that if he hadn't made that error, Anubis (what the Japanese call ZoE 2) "might have ended up a major Kojima Productions title to follow MGS, still seeing development as a series." And while that might imply we won't ever see it again, Kojima clarifies:

"We'd like to make an Anubis sequel at some point. Also, we feel that if we do it, we'd like to make Anubis succeed this time. I already have a game plan and method for sales in my head. However, we don't know if it will be green lighted. The production lines within Kojima Productions are currently full."

Aw... But:

"I cannot make a promise about time. However, I can promise a sequel."

That's all we need to know. Everyone say "thank you," even if you know you'll have to wait a while.

10/16/2009 10:13:42 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (42 posts)

bigrailer19
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 10:34:56 AM
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YEP! good news!

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Genesis_Angel
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 11:12:20 AM
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FINALYYYYYYYYYYYYYY THE MOST BADASS ROBOT GAME WILL COME AGAIN TO LIFE THANK GOD XD

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___________
Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 1:08:09 AM

ha, whats that?
speak up sunny, i cant hear ya.

Last edited by ___________ on 10/17/2009 1:08:51 AM

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Frenchy17
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 11:20:12 AM
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Awesome News!!!!

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coverton341
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 11:48:24 AM
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...never played ZoE 1 or 2. I wanted to but could never find a copy of either.

Is it super awesome?

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Alienange
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 3:19:47 PM

What the hell? You haven't played either GoW and now THIS?! What the heck WERE you playing on the PS2?

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Banky A
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 5:01:00 PM

Best action games for me were ZOE and GOW.
Yeah lol, what did you put into your PS2?

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DarkManX
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 5:57:41 PM

I played all GoW titles and have had the third preordered for almost a year now, but i have played ZoE 1 but not the second, could never find a copy, but just from the 1st one yes it was a very fun game for its gen and I think if it comes to the ps3 it will be a epic game.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 12:09:13 PM
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As a matter of fact, they are. Two of my favorite PS2 games.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 12:14:04 PM
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I only did the 1st....and only got it for the demo of MGS2.

It was quite good indeed. LOVED the control mechanic. Story was interesting too and boss battles were great.

I'd welcome another.

It would definitely be multi platform this time if i read between the lines here.

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fatelementality
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 1:00:32 PM
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Hot diggity HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!

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Drodin
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 1:01:04 PM
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This is amazing! I was just thinking about this game last week when a kid in my GameDev class was playing Omega Boost.

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fatelementality
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 4:47:52 PM

Omega Boost!! I still have that. Made by Polyphony if I'm not mistaken. The soundtrack had Loudmouth and Static-X. Man, I still love that game.

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cLoudou
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 1:08:51 PM
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Yay!
Now to finish ZoE2.

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Mista
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 1:36:50 PM
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Yes coverton they are the best mech games ever made! Me being the collector I am still have both of my original launch copies and have waiting for the announcement of a third entry for what seems like forever now! I was hoping it was one the new games they were gonna announce when they confirmed the new Castlevania and MGS games at this years TGS.

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Alienange
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 3:21:24 PM
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I love mech games and ZoE2 was by far the best there's ever been. Why there hasn't been two dozen ZoE games is beyond me. No please, keep pumping out the Armored Core crap...

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jerocarson
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 3:45:06 PM
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never heard or played the game

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 4:20:20 PM
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But is it PS3 exclusive?

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Scarecrow
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 4:41:31 PM

Konami will force him not to make it exclusive

Specially if Microsoft pays them not to.

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Scarecrow
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 4:40:58 PM
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MGS5 > any ZOE sequel

But still good nonetheless

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 6:27:08 PM

Lol, no, mgs needs a rest

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Scarecrow
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 6:38:45 PM

Blasphemy!

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___________
Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 1:10:29 AM

yea i agree MGS needs a rest.
bring us something else, this or even better a new IP.

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Banky A
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 4:59:55 PM
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Can't really express my feelings on the interwebs but..

Ohhh right yeah!
I wanna' rape Viola some more. lol

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BIG_E
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 7:46:00 PM

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!.....Raping VIOLA was hella run for me to on both games.

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Fane1024
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 5:06:56 PM
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Why would you need ZOE when you can buy DW: Gundam?

/sarcasm

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Jawknee
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 5:22:49 PM
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Sounds good to me. Don't remember loving it before but I can't say I hated it.

If they really want to spark interest, make it PS3 exclusive.

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Metallisnake
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 7:43:56 PM
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Oooo god oooo hot diggity man I love this game I have the first one I played the demo of the ZOE2 it is simply breathtaking who needs gundam and that blashemy armor core I tell u this is the best news so far.......I can't find this game ianywhere here in nyc gamestop but I have to play it so I can catch up to the story............but give me my dam mgs5 if hideo decides that

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Metallisnake
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 7:43:57 PM
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Oooo god oooo hot diggity man I love this game I have the first one I played the demo of the ZOE2 it is simply breathtaking who needs gundam and that blashemy armor core I tell u this is the best news so far.......I can't find this game ianywhere here in nyc gamestop but I have to play it so I can catch up to the story............but give me my dam mgs5 if hideo decides that

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huskerfan_101
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 8:44:57 PM
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I just love this game so much. i trade in all my games, I just don't make enough to warrant keeping them. When I got my PS3 and soon after traded in all my PS2 title and the system. ZOE: The 2nd Runner, was one title that I couldn't part with I simply love the game far to much and have played it on my PS3 many times sense. I would say a sequel could not come fast enough but as long as I know its on the way someday, their is still hope.

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huskerfan_101
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 8:45:38 PM
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How many people watched the movie and the anime series.
Idolo
Dolories,i

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Prevent
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 9:04:13 PM
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Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God works in mysterious ways ;)

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 12:19:14 AM
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I've never played a ZOE game. Is it a Armored Core type game with less clunky conrols?

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Banky A
Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 2:24:45 PM

Silky smooth controls.
And fast - robot- action (which sounded weird the 1st time).

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___________
Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 1:14:22 AM
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so thats where capcom got the vertical jetpack gameplay from?
never played any of the ZOE games, or any of the team ico games so mayb the publishers can do a remastered edition like the GOW collection.
i find it really hard to believe a Kojima game could sell poorly, considering how popular he is.
i mean his got a massive fanbase.
put Kojima on the front of any title and it will sell millions.
kinda like halo.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 3:56:11 AM
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All hail Kojima. I'm serious.
Bringing this game to the next gen or even better PS3 exclusive will definitely set the bar of gaming higher.

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tes37
Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 8:15:16 AM
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I'm kinda shocked that ZOE didn't sell better than it did. ZOE was one of my favorite games on ps2. The ps3 needs ZOE, or at least I do.

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Lordnicon
Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 8:57:10 AM
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YESSSSSSSS! I have 1 and have semi permanently borrowed 2 from my cousin. I bought or beat them both when they came out and they are amazing games. Im about to replay them both. ZoE3 on ps3 would be the shit. Kojima please!

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poweredbyzen
Sunday, October 18, 2009 @ 4:52:13 AM
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holee cow! i've been crying for this for a very long time! i've loved zone of the enders and the second runner! they are rare pieces even on amazon!

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AceTatsujin
Monday, October 19, 2009 @ 7:17:06 PM
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KOJIMA PLEASE
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KOJIMA PLEASE
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KOJIMA PLEASE
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KOJIMA PLEASE
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KOJIMA PLEASE
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KOJIMA PLEASE

OMG I JUST HEAD A NERVE CRACK. Omfg PLEASE SEQUEL!!!! PS3, ONLY, NO 360 >_< FILL THE 50GIG!! COME ON!!!

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OfficerPine
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 @ 3:08:47 PM
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Omg on the PS2 this game was pretty but on the PS3 ...Oh my heart be still! I'm so happy he's coming out with another ZOE. I had to break knee caps to get the second one and the first but it was sooo worth it. Squee! I can't wait!

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therabbitkinge
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 9:41:23 PM
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Holy f*cking f*ckballs...

I remember playing thru ZOE2 on easy after I unlocked every weapon and ability just so I could play thru the game fast enough to record it with my VCR ^_^

I've still got the 4 hour VHS tape lying around somewhere lol

I swear its the best game/movie ever lol ^_^

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