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11:15 AM on 05.03.2013

The new Zone of the Enders game is on hold

Bad news everyone -- due to the recent Zone of the Enders HD patch, it seems as if all production on the next Zone of the Enders game has halted, as the entire team has been dismantled as he "re-evaluates" the franchise -- wh...

Chris Carter


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9:00 PM on 05.02.2013

Zone of the Enders HD frame rate patch coming to PS3

Not all platform releases are born equal. PlayStation 3 owners got the short end of the stick with the release of Zone of the Enders HD Collection. While the game played favorably on Xbox 360, the game's frame rate took a ser...

Allistair Pinsof



Note Worthy 010: Black Ops II, Final Fantasy, Mega Man photo
Note Worthy 010: Black Ops II, Final Fantasy, Mega Man
by Jayson Napolitano

We're back with another round of Note Worthy! Featured are a number of releases that we've talked about in the past, including the Bar Oasis Official Bootleg, Code of Princess, Final Fantasy Tribute -Thanks-, and Rockman EXE Transmission, along with heavy-hitters like Call of Duty: Black Ops II and ZUNTATA's 25th anniversary album.

As always, we've done our best to bring you samples from our Destructoid SoundCloud as well as from the albums' official websites and even YouTube when possible. Dig in and let us know which albums are your favorite this month.

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Review: Zone of the Enders HD Collection photo
Review: Zone of the Enders HD Collection
by Brett Zeidler

Zone of the Enders was a welcome departure from Hideo Kojima's legendary brainchild Metal Gear Solid back in 2001. While a stark contrast to tactical espionage action, Z.O.E. always weirdly felt like it could easily fit into MGS' universe and fiction, no doubt stemming from Yoji Shinkawa's beautiful design on the games' mecha.

The series isn't perfect, but anyone who played either Zone of the Enders or Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner certainly remembers their time with the titles. This has kept a strong following for the series and demand for a third entry, which has finally started development as of May this year. Now we have the solid Zone of the Enders HD Collection to help tide us over until the aforementioned project is in our hands.

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Contest: Tweet to win Zone of the Enders HD! photo
Contest: Tweet to win Zone of the Enders HD!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners @tehOldsMobile, @SuperMonk4Ever, @noisybear, @JQM78, and @sundin0013!]

Destructoid is collaborating with our friends at Game Revolution to give away 10 copies of the brand new Zone of the Enders HD Collection! The bundle consists of high-definition remakes of the first two Zone games, including redrawn art, improved audio, and Achievement/Trophy support!

The game just hit the shelves this week in the U.S. for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita, and you can secure yourself a free copy right now! To enter, just follow @Dtoid and @Game_Revolution and tweet the following:

RT and follow @Dtoid and @Game_Revolution for a chance to win #ZoneOfTheEndersHD! http://bit.ly/OUMBUz

You have until this Saturday, November 3 at 11:59 PM to enter, and you can tweet as many times as you'd like! We have five copies for Xbox 360 and five for PS3 to hand out between the two sites, and the winners will be chosen at random and contacted via Twitter DM, so don't forget to follow @Dtoid and @Game_Revolution! Open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address.

Good luck!

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2:30 PM on 09.19.2012

Zone of the Enders HD Collection targets late Oct. launch

Halloween with Zone of the Enders HD Collection doesn't sound like a bad way to spend the day at all. In North America, the two-game pack will be out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Tuesday, October 30. HD Collection compil...

Jordan Devore



SDCC: Zone of the Enders HD is simply gorgeous  photo
SDCC: Zone of the Enders HD is simply gorgeous
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

I screamed for joy the day Konami finally announced an HD re-release of the Zone of the Enders games. I love anything with mechs, and nothing even comes close to the fast paced nature of ZoE. Konami is showing it off at San Diego Comic-Con where I went hands-on, and both games look fantastic in HD. 

The only downside to the collection is that the CG sequences in the first ZoE look horrible as it's simply been upscaled. The visuals don't stand the test of time, but that only applies to the movie sequences. ZoE: The 2nd Runner, however, won't suffer the same issue as it uses anime visuals which still look great.

Of course, what really matters is the actual gameplay visuals, and they just shine. The textures on Jehuty and enemy units are so smooth and sleek, plus the HD effect adds a lot to the lights and bright colors throughout the game.

Screenshots like these don't do the collection justice. As far as I'm concerned, Zone of the Enders fans won't be disappointed.

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6:45 PM on 07.13.2012

Zone of the Enders HD Collection: Mechs lookin' sharp

Konami is teasing us with yet more Zone of the Enders HD Collection screenshots, fresh from Comic-Con. I must confess that I never played these titles the first time around, but with the new visual effects in 720p running at ...

Fraser Brown

3:30 PM on 06.14.2012

Lovely HD: New Zone of the Enders HD Collection screens

It's the next best thing to a new Zone of the Enders game. An HD upgrade. In a collection. Well, screens of an HD collection. Konami is still set to release the two ZoE remasters in a collection this Fall, and they've sent ou...

Dale North



E3: Hands-on with Zone of the Enders HD photo
E3: Hands-on with Zone of the Enders HD
by Daniel Starkey

Thanks to my semi-adolescent brain, mech battles are easily some of the most awesome of which I can conceive. The notion of pitting giant robots with lasers, machine guns, and jets against one another is at the top of my list for videogame settings.

To my elation, the genre seems to be enjoying a resurgence in popularity as of late. With Steel Batallion, Mech Warrion, and now Zone of the Enders all seeing sequels, I'm a kid in a metaphorical anime-inspired world stocked with missiles and robots.

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6:45 PM on 06.01.2012

Metal Gear Rising: Raiden's adventures in unemployment

Just a few days until E3! SO EXCITE! To hype up the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo that will appear at Konami's E3 booth, Mega64 reminds us of the long road Raiden had to travel since 2008's Metal Gear Solid 4. Like man...

Tony Ponce





1:40 AM on 06.01.2012

Metal Gear Rising demo to be found in Zone of Enders HD

When it comes to Hideo Kojima's giant robot series Zone of the Enders, I suspect people fall into one of four camps. Three of these are completely normal in the gaming spectrum; There's a group that loves it passionately enou...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:30 PM on 05.25.2012

The DTOID Show: 38 Layoffs, Zone Of The Enders, & Horses

Hey guys, if you missed today's LIVE LIVE LIVE Destructoid Show, here it is. Tara's out -- I honestly have no idea where she went -- but Anthony Carboni was good enough to fill in. The big news today: Indie Game The Movi...

Max Scoville

8:00 PM on 05.25.2012

These Zone of the Enders HD screens make me so happy

When I woke up today, I had no idea I would not only see one, but two Zone of the Enders-related news today. Of course, the hottest news was that Kojima Productions has officially started working on the third entry in the ser...

Brett Zeidler

10:15 AM on 05.25.2012

YES! Hideo Kojima confirms Zone of the Enders sequel

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF! Zone of the Enders HD Edition has a final release date (October 25 in Japan) and new official website, but the hot news from a recent preview event is that a sequel is in the works. Kojima Productions bos...

Dale North

5:30 PM on 03.29.2012

Live show: Zone of the Enders on Mash Tactics

Today is "Throwback Thurday" on Mash Tactics, and King Foom is cutting it close. Zone of the Enders is slated for the HD treatment this year, but until that actually happens, it still counts as a throwback, dammit! Konami's c...

Bill Zoeker