Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is getting a remaster, and now Konami has confirmed when followers will have the ability to dive again into the cult PS2 shooter on current-gen machines. The remaster is coming to PS4 and PC in September 2018.
That represents a slight delay; Konami had beforehand acknowledged the sport would launch this spring. In addition, the corporate is launching VR variations of the sport for PSVR and PC, although it is unclear which different headsets will assist the sport.
ZONE OF THE ENDERS: THE 2nd RUNNER M∀RS is coming September 2018! Become Jehuty in each absolutely remastered 4K and the newly created 1st particular person VR game-play! Check out the 4K technical comparability trailer and prepare to embrace an a complete new expertise of this basic title! pic.twitter.com/PBUt8lO35P
— Konami (@Konami) March 22, 2018
“All visible and aural parts have been remastered for native 4K decision, and the motion has been equally improved with the sport expertise being ported to VR,” Konami mentioned when the remaster was introduced in September 2017. “As such, the brand new recreation retains the distinctive and delightful visuals of the unique title, however boasts textures in up to date 4K whereas utilizing encompass sound strategies to supply layered and immersive audio results.”
This means, then, you’ll be able to play it in third person–as with the sport’s first release–or in first particular person in VR. The 2nd Runner Mars, because the remaster is dubbed, additionally has new sound design, together with “next-gen encompass sound.” Konami describes it as a method to “relive the odyssey from a brand new perspective.” Players may also stay up for “model new options,” although these weren’t particularly detailed.
We loved Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner when it launched in 2003, however its VR model made us skeptical after we performed it at TGS final 12 months. Here’s hoping the ultimate model is sharpened up in time for its September launch.