Zone of the Enders HD Collection
Zone of the Enders HD Collection Japanese Release Date and Premium Editions Revealed
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Konami has revealed the Japanese release date for Zone of the Enders HD Collection, as well as a Japan-only (hopefully only for now) special premium edition, that bundles the two game collection with a bunch of desirable ZOE collectibles. Of course, you'll have to pay a premium price for it. Where the standard version retails for ¥3,980 (it'll cost ¥3,480 to download when it hits Games on Demand), the premium version will cost ¥8,980.

The Zone of the Enders HD Collection brings together the first Z.O.E. and sequel Anubis, known in the west as Zone of the Enders and ZOE: The 2nd Runner, and bumps up the visuals to 720p HD, the frame rate from 30fps to 60fps and adds new HD assets, as well as improved audio quality.

Releasing in Japan in late October, the Zone of the Enders HD Collection will launch as a standard retail release, a Premium Edition or Konami Style Premium Edition.

The latter two premium editions are bundled in a special box with the ZOE reBOOT Edition remix CD, two booklets, the Chronicle Book with recreations of booklets from the 2001 and 2003 releases, and the ReBOOT Book that includes dialogues between Hideo Kojima and art director Yoji Shinkawa, as well as a look behind the scenes at the HD remake's development. The Konami Style version includes additional collectibles for an extra ¥1000.

Check out both Japanese special editions in the images below. Zone of the Enders HD Collection is out on October 25th in Japan, which hopefully means similar dates for the western release. Fingers crossed for the special editions overseas too, eh?

[Via Andriasang]


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Comment #1 by BOBtheMASTER
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 01:15:49 PM
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Oh snap!

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Comment #2 by UltimateBane32
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 01:16:09 PM
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That does it, I'm moving to Japan!

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Comment #3 by rbritten17
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 01:17:42 PM
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I want this so much!

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Comment #4 by Scythe100
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 01:23:23 PM
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I'm not normally that big on mech games but 2nd runner is probably still one of my favourite PS2 games.

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Comment #5 by El Mago de Oz
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 01:40:19 PM
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Awesome! I've been wanting to play these games again for a very long, long time. It'd be awesome if they made 2nd Runner's multiplayer LIVE enabled. :O

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Comment #6 by Wing Gundam Zero
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 02:13:30 PM
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Comment #7 by Chaos MAN
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 03:02:30 PM
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Never heard of this game before.

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Comment #8 by ThisBlueSquid
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 03:03:49 PM
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True story, when I pre-ordered the MGS HD Collection. GameStop accidentally gave me the limited edition by accident. I might just pick the special edition of this one just to even it out.

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Comment #9 by Dr Zombie Bones
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 03:08:48 PM
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I tempted oh god am I tempted, need to the achievement list first before I make any sort of pre-order!

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Comment #10 by The Bum-Mobile
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 03:20:04 PM
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Want that special edition. It'd compliment my Metal Gear Collection SE so nicely.

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Comment #11 by XenoNick
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 05:13:24 PM
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That special edition is beautiful. Want so much.

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Comment #12 by MasterGazelle
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 05:59:50 PM
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Such a great game. Such a great soundtrack. Even just sitting in the menu was awesome.

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Comment #13 by aosiding
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 07:37:20 PM
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Hm... the game does look like it's NTSC doesn't it?

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Comment #14 by Akuza
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 08:07:16 PM
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Comment #15 by Akuza
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 08:09:52 PM
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@6 no just no.

@7 srsly? ... Damn you've not lived!

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Comment #16 by Shazaeomon
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 09:32:28 PM
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ZOE HD Collection is in the pre-order inventory at GameStop; set for 1/1/13 (placeholder date). So, it might as well come stateside?

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Comment #17 by osakamitsu
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 11:34:06 PM
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Comment #18 by Stoko
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 04:27:41 AM
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I admit, I only bought Zone of the Enders to get the MGS2 demo way back when. But, I played it through and I absolutely loved it. Can't wait for the nostalgia blast when this hits.

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Comment #19 by roza
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 09:15:03 AM
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Well. It's a good thing PS3 can multi region. Cn probably import and just pick up the UK standard when it gets here

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Comment #20 by secretkaos187
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 09:53:34 AM
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I only played the first and I really enjoyed it, If it comes stateside I might consider purchasing...

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Comment #21 by Ginormous76
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 12:27:11 PM
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These are two games I always wanted to play, but never picked up. Looking forward to a US release.

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Comment #22 by conel33
Sunday, May 27, 2012 @ 12:19:16 PM
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Additions seem pretty average. I'm pretty happy with my standard version pre-order.

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Comment #23 by FFFreak1129
Sunday, May 27, 2012 @ 10:47:31 PM
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Can't wait to get my hands on these. I wasn't able to play them on the PS2 due to lack of money but I will definitely get them now.

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Comment #24 by reaper527
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 09:33:57 AM
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why wouldn't it? we are talking about the japanese release after all

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Comment #25 by Sali B2
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 04:27:50 PM
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I am so looking forward to playing this in HD number one not so much but the second rocked

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US October 30, 2012
Europe November 30, 2012
Japan October 25, 2012

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