Today, during the Zone of the Enders HD ReBOOT event in Tokyo, Hideo Kojima shed some light on the Japanese release date for the Zone of the Enders HD collection. It will be invading Japan October 25th, but there’s no news on the release dates for other regions yet. However, the big piece of information that surfaced from the event was that a sequel to the franchise is currently in the works. All we know at this time is that the title is codenamed “Enders Project”, the game is in an early prototyping stage, and that the staff is testing what it can do with the Fox Engine. Kojima mentioned that one of the things they’ve been able to do so far is convert physical models, such as the one below, into three dimensional ones.
As a big Zone of the Enders fan, this is a dream come true. It’s been over nine years since the previous installment made it to the states, and a sequel has been far overdue. Plus, I really think Kojima could use a break from the Metal Gear Solid series and revisit some of his other works, or even start working on a new IP. Either way, I’m just stoked this is actually happening.