Konami has said that it might be interested in making a new Zone of the Enders game, depending on the sales of the recently released Zone of the Enders 2 remastering. The series, a well-regarded mecha game, hasn’t had a new game come out for it since 2003, when ZOE 2 came out.
The Zone of the Enders games focus around a mecha known as an “Orbital Frame” in the year 2172, and the pilots that fall into its cockpit. The Orbital Frame, Jehuty, is a frame of immense power that picks up a large number of different powers and weapons as the story progresses, as its pilots take it into battle against a militant organization known as BAHRAM, which is aiming to make Mars independent of Earth.
Both Zone of the Enders games got positive critical reviews when they were released but suffered mediocre sales, even when Konami included a demo for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. The HD Collection of the games, which was released around 2012, included a demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Since then the games have apparently gotten more popular as players were able to appreciate the games for what they were, but due to issues in the Zone of the Enders HD Collection the possibility of a third Zone of the Enders game was put on hold and then cancelled. If Konami is actually going to make a new Zone of the Enders game, then the MARS remaster for Zone of the Enders 2 needs to sell well.
So, if you like mecha, fast-paced action, and plenty of cool gadgets to use over the course of the game, then you can currently pick up the Zone of the Enders 2 MARS Edition Remaster for the Playstation 4 or the PC. Since it’s only $29.99 it’s a great buy, especially before the fall game rush begins. And if you get a new Zone of the Enders game out of it, it’s not like it can hurt.