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Kojima and Co. Won't "Look Into" ZoE3 Until After Rising

Although it has been clarified numerous times that Metal Gear Solid: Rising is not a Hideo Kojima MGS title, the industry mastermind still has some part in the production.

Therefore, we may have to wait until Rising is done before we hear about any updates concerning the new Zone of the Enders. According to VG247 citing a translated interview with JeuxFrance, Kojima said he will "look into" developing the long-awaited next ZoE installment after Rising is out the door. The bottom line is that Kojima Productions can't do everything at once, and let's not forget that Hideo also has a fresh "taboo" project that he's keeping under wraps for the time being.

"My team and I want to develop a new ZOE. But it turns out that Kojima Productions has limited resources in terms of teams and directors. So at this stage, we have not yet had time to work on ZOE 3 which has been postponed at the calendar. However, I think after Rising, I will look seriously ZOE."

Kojima has often brought up the subject of ZoE3, which is why so many avid followers have been on pins and needles, waiting for an official announcement. And of course, we'll have to hear more about this "taboo" game, too. Anything Kojima works on is guaranteed to get plenty of attention; the day the man produces a shoddy product is the day Gabe Newell stands on a PlayStation stage and says one of his new games will be "best on the PS3."

...oh, wait...

Tags: hideo kojima, zone of the enders, mgs

7/6/2010 9:16:05 PM John Shepard

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tes37
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:42:24 PM
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I really want ZoE3, but whatever he's working on is sure to be something good. I want to know about this new project and then he should start working on the third installment of the greatest mech franchise ever.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:52:24 PM
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That just made me think, maybe this taboo thing that Kojima is working on is an HD remake of ZoE1-2.

Because face it, all japanese devs now adays act as if a remake is impossible. (hence the taboo of it all)

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tes37
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:56:27 PM

That would be awesome!

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Akuma07
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:53:26 PM

doubt it.

why would he want to do a ZOE3 so badly, if he was currently working on the previous 2.

Its like making MGS 1,2,3 one after another.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 1:12:25 AM

Obviously he'd be anxious about continuing the story maybe?

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 9:59:30 PM
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That certainly makes ZoE3 a distant concern for any mech lovers. A shame too because I'm pretty sure a new ZoE game would be a fantastic good time.

You think he'd be willing to let up a bit on the difficulty though?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:01:38 PM
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Haha, GAAAAAABE! Anyway, got to pass on Rising but can't wait to get into the GOW cloned Castlevania and to hear more about this taboo thingamagig. I wonder if it is some sort of Move game or something really esoteric. I hesitate to even guess at what it could be.

Umm, never played a ZOE game. I'm guessing I missed something.

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GuardianMode
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:13:25 PM

Same here,Im passing on Rising. Hack and Slash need handled by GOW3. BTW ..........GO OLD COLE!!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 1:14:21 AM

ZOE - Fast Paced Mech Action game. There is no mech/gundam type game that even comes close to competing with the speed and fluid-ness of ZOE, the 1000 mech battle in ZoE2 still makes me giddy.

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Frenchy17
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 11:06:49 AM

Yeah World, one of my favorite games of all time, and I want ZoE3 really, really bad!!!

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MartyRules
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:02:19 PM
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Good, my wallet can rest a little.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 10:44:55 PM
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Seriously this guy needs help, he is working on multiple games at the same time.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:22:09 PM
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Sony...buy this man's company from Konami.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:25:41 PM

And then turn the man loose with unlimited resources.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:54:03 PM

How about....Kojima....buy Squeenix XD


Hey...i can dream right?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:10:48 AM

Meh, Square is dead. Sony should buy Kojima Pro then convince Nomura to leave Squeenix and start making RPGs with Kojima under Sony's unlimited resources.

We can all dream. ;)

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, July 06, 2010 @ 11:36:12 PM
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What Jawknee & old WORLD Cole just said.

(I see what you did there, World...and good on ya!)

Last edited by BikerSaint on 7/6/2010 11:36:35 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:03:12 AM

Old World Cole, I like that.

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sonic1899
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:18:39 AM
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I'm probably the minority here, but what is Zone of Enders? :P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 12:43:39 AM

Some sort of epic Mech game I gather, I missed the series as well.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 1:15:33 AM

Epic Mech game for the PS2, Zone of the Enders, and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (ZOE:Anubis in japan) Best mech game ever created. but sadly there's really not any great gameplay vids you'll find, there are some on youtube, but they're awful D=

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 2:03:22 AM

Sonic1899,
All you need to know about the Z.O.E. series...

Z.O.E #1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_of_the_Enders

Z.O.E #2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_of_the_Enders:_The_2nd_Runner

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 9:48:33 AM

You both missed arguably one of the best game for the PS2.

If I were to choose my game of the decade, ZOE2 easily makes my top 10.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 2:24:45 PM

Yep, no doubt there, ZoE2 is probably arguably in my top 5

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Kangasfwa
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 1:41:40 AM
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Well... at least we know it will happen... eventually -_-

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 1:56:35 AM
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Are you implying that Rising will be shoddy John? I don't like that kind of thought. Even for a second rate game of a great franchise. Especially from Kojima.

Anyway, I don't believe this. Kojima can do more than one thing at a time, and besides didn't he split his team into two to work on Rising and Peace Walker? Isn't it logical that he would be doing the same now? Or perhaps Team2 is working on Rising, while Kojima and Team1 is working on the taboo project, and Team2 will move onto ZOE3 when Rising is finished. Or, and here's a novel idea, I'm overthinking this and should just be quiet.

Peace.

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spiderboi
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 2:37:19 AM
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And i was so excited for ZOE3. the first was groundbreaking--i never experienced such seamless combat. the second was only a minor upgrade from the first, but still groundbreaking nonetheless :)

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___________
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:41:59 AM
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im really looking forward to rising, the E3 footage really impressed me!
the way you can cut through anything is just really cool!

anyway, screw ZOE3 i want to hear more about this "taboo" title!

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kraygen
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:44:48 AM
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I'll just be glad when this Rising fiasco is over, because regardless of what he's working on afterwords, we know it'll be better than that.

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TheOldOne
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 7:11:12 AM
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You should change the picture you are using for Kojima. He looks like he has been with the same expression in the same room and thinking for years (since I have been visiting this site for a long time now and you have been using the same picture since more than a year, I think).

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Underdog15
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 8:46:09 AM

That's his poker face!

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 9:47:20 AM
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If Kojima is willing to listen to the fans, then he will go straight to ZOE3 once Rising is done and dusted.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 @ 3:41:51 PM

dusted and busted

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