"Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - M∀RS" Finally Gets A Release Date

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Prans, May 15, 2018.



    While we got a narrower and narrower release window for Kojima's classic mech game remaster, we never got a specific date... until today! In an introduction trailer today, Konami revealed the release date for Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - M∀RS:

    Aside from coming in 4k resolution to Steam and PS4 with VR support on PlayStation VR, and SteamVR, this remaster packs a couple of new features:
    • New VERY EASY Difficulty Level: simplified controls that allow you to unleash a variety of attacks at the press of a button.
    • Complete Tutorial: An expanded tutorial featuring explanations ranging from basic controls to helpful hints, including all new hints displayed in the TRAINING, PAUSE, and MENU screens.
    • Mini-Map Addition: Navigate difficult terrain using an all new mini-map feature.
    • PRO Controls: New PRO control configuration for high speed battles, in addition to the CLASSIC configuration:
      • Sets Grab to a different button from Sub Weapon, creating a smoother transition when switching from a sub weapon to grabbing.
      • Changes Dash to the R1 button—a quicker input for quicker action.
      • Makes use of an instantaneous, two-stage Sub Weapon selection system. Select weapons on the fly using categories or presets.
      • Features Quick Unlock, allowing you to immediately cancel your lock-on target.
      • Enjoy a casual play experience with simplified controls that allow you to unleash a variety of attacks at the press of a button.
    • ZORADIUS Returns: Play ZORADIUS with new controls and a power-up system using the ARRANGED settings.
    Some of the features with VR support include:
    • Model Viewer: Check out detailed mecha models, including their in-game animations, at your leisure in this VR-supported mode.
    • Hanger: View the hanger here. This mode allows you to view a highly detailed cockpit or every angle of a mammoth JEHUTY.
    • Cinematic Theater: Replay cutscenes you've viewed in the game in the theater. You can even replay multiple cutscenes in order. You can also get a taste of intense,

    Priced at $29.99 / £24.99, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS will be on sale for PS4 and Steam starting September 4 in North America and September 6 in Europe. Pre-orders from the PlayStation Store will be rewarded with a special theme along with a couple of avatars.

    :arrow: Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS Official Website
    Discussion (6 replies)
  1. Lazyboss

    Lazyboss GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 26, 2017
    United Arab Emirates
    It was a great game, played it on PS2 and the HD collection on PS3 again.
    But now Kojima is gone, so Konami want to milk ZOE by just adding silly features?
  2. Nimrod-002

    Nimrod-002 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 8, 2016
    New VERY EASY Difficulty Level isn't a silly feature, its a very silly feature.
    TCJJ and Lazyboss like this.
  3. Lazyboss

    Lazyboss GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 26, 2017
    United Arab Emirates
    lol ya, the game so easy already.
  4. TCJJ

    TCJJ GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 5, 2009
    New Zealand
    New Zealand
    So all this new stuff sounds great (apart from the nonsense "very easy" difficulty), but it's Konami in 2018 - there's no way I'd give them my money, and no way they can be trusted to put out a competent product. Expect it to be buggy and broken.
  5. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    Still no Zoe1 announced included in the game.
    too bad for Konami.
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    New Funky Mode has been added!