History VideoGame / ZoneOfTheEnders

15th Jan '16 3:24:27 PM Pallex
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** Ken resembles [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Elly]] and her Orbital Frame, the Ardjet, resembles Elly's Gear, the Vierge/El Regrs.
11th Jan '16 5:05:53 PM Pallex
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Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were put on hold in response.
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Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were [[DevelopmentHell put on hold hold]] in response.
11th Jan '16 5:04:54 PM Pallex
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Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were canceled in response. With Konami moving away from big budget video games and Kojima leaving the company, the franchise appears to be shelved.
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Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were canceled put on hold in response. With Konami moving away from big budget video games and Kojima leaving the company, the franchise appears to be shelved. response.
10th Jan '16 11:31:10 AM morenohijazo
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* MookCommander: In ''2'', some enemies have a [[PowerGlows glowing]] "COMMANDER" designation, which allows them to activate a party formation with nearby units, giving the other units a noticeable boost in attack and defense power (and overall aggressiveness).
7th Jan '16 8:11:45 AM erforce
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The original, eponymous game (more distinctly titled ''Zone of the Enders: Z.O.E.'' in Japan) was a high-speed [[MechaGame mecha]] combat game released in 2001 for the {{PlayStation 2}}. Leo Stenbuck, a kid living in a space colony orbiting Jupiter, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit falls into the cockpit]] of a SuperPrototype [[HumongousMecha Orbital Frame]] named Jehuty when the colony is attacked by the Martian rebel group, BAHRAM. Leo quickly discovers that BAHRAM has come to the colony for Jehuty, but realizes that their reign of terror won't end if he hands over the machine. With the help of Jehuty's [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] program, ADA, Leo sets out to break through BAHRAM's forces, save his fellow colonists, and deliver Jehuty to the [[TheFederation UNSF]] on the other side of the colony.
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The original, eponymous game (more distinctly titled ''Zone of the Enders: Z.O.E.'' in Japan) was a high-speed [[MechaGame mecha]] combat game released in 2001 for the {{PlayStation 2}}.UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Leo Stenbuck, a kid living in a space colony orbiting Jupiter, [[FallingIntoTheCockpit falls into the cockpit]] of a SuperPrototype [[HumongousMecha Orbital Frame]] named Jehuty when the colony is attacked by the Martian rebel group, BAHRAM. Leo quickly discovers that BAHRAM has come to the colony for Jehuty, but realizes that their reign of terror won't end if he hands over the machine. With the help of Jehuty's [[ArtificialIntelligence A.I.]] program, ADA, Leo sets out to break through BAHRAM's forces, save his fellow colonists, and deliver Jehuty to the [[TheFederation UNSF]] on the other side of the colony.

A true sequel, ''Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner'' (''ANUBIS: Zone of the Enders'' in Japan), was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2003. Miner and former BAHRAM soldier Dingo Egret finds Jehuty hidden on Callisto. Hostile BAHRAM soldiers arrive and Dingo is forced to fight his way to their command ship, where he meets his old colleague and BAHRAM's leader, Nohman. Dingo refuses an offer to rejoin the group, so Nohman [[CombatPragmatist shoots him]]. Dingo wakes up hardwired to Jehuty's life-support systems, unable to leave the cockpit. Ken Marinaris, a soldier Dingo fought on Callisto, explains that she's a UNSF spy and requests his assistance in exchange for having saved his life. Dingo escapes to Mars, battles BAHRAM forces, and clashes with Leo Stenbuck in the [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]]. He steels himself to settle the score with Nohman and finish the destined battle between Jehuty and its EvilCounterpart, Anubis. There's just one problem: ADA's mission isn't to defeat Anubis, but rather [[spoiler:to destroy BAHRAM headquarters by self-destructing Jehuty]]. Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for {{PlayStation 3}} and {{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the PlayStation 2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The {{PlayStation Vita}} version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were canceled in response. With Konami moving away from big budget video games and Kojima leaving the company, the franchise appears to be shelved.
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A true sequel, ''Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner'' (''ANUBIS: Zone of the Enders'' in Japan), was released on the PlayStation 2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in 2003. Miner and former BAHRAM soldier Dingo Egret finds Jehuty hidden on Callisto. Hostile BAHRAM soldiers arrive and Dingo is forced to fight his way to their command ship, where he meets his old colleague and BAHRAM's leader, Nohman. Dingo refuses an offer to rejoin the group, so Nohman [[CombatPragmatist shoots him]]. Dingo wakes up hardwired to Jehuty's life-support systems, unable to leave the cockpit. Ken Marinaris, a soldier Dingo fought on Callisto, explains that she's a UNSF spy and requests his assistance in exchange for having saved his life. Dingo escapes to Mars, battles BAHRAM forces, and clashes with Leo Stenbuck in the [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]]. He steels himself to settle the score with Nohman and finish the destined battle between Jehuty and its EvilCounterpart, Anubis. There's just one problem: ADA's mission isn't to defeat Anubis, but rather [[spoiler:to destroy BAHRAM headquarters by self-destructing Jehuty]]. Despite middling sales, ''Zone of the Enders'' continues to be a cult favorite and was a bit of a pet project for Kojima. A [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-05-25/kojima-unveils-zone-of-enders-sequel-project sequel]] was announced in 2012, showing off DarkerAndEdgier looks for Jehuty and Anubis and promising more fantasy elements. An [[UpdatedRerelease HD]] [[CompilationRerelease Collection]] of the first two console games was released in October 2012 for {{PlayStation 3}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} ([[MythologyGag and came with a demo for]] ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''). Unfortunately, the ports were poorly remastered and ended up running at worse framerates than the PlayStation 2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 versions. In response, Kojima Productions and Hexa Drive (the same folks behind the HD re-releases of ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'') created a patch to fix the errors made by the original porting team, High-Voltage Studios. The patch was released in July 2013, rectifying the [=PlayStation 3=] version of ''The 2nd Runner'' while the Xbox 360 version and both versions of the original game went untouched. The {{PlayStation Vita}} UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version of the HD Collection and [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/02/we-might-have-to-wait-a-little-longer-for-a-zone-of-the-enders-sequel/ the would-be-sequel]] were canceled in response. With Konami moving away from big budget video games and Kojima leaving the company, the franchise appears to be shelved.
3rd Jan '16 9:19:40 PM Berrenta
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* ActingForTwo: In ''The 2nd Runner'', Jehuty's and Anubis' A.I., ADA and DELPHI, share the same voice actress. Cynthia Marcucci and Yoshino Miki are their English and Japanese voice actresses, respectively.

* TheMerch: Aside from the games and anime, there are wall scrolls, soundtracks, art books, and other products. Special mention goes to the Toys/{{Revoltech}} figurines of Jehuty, Anubis, and the Vic Viper, as well as Kotobukiya's line of model kits.
26th Dec '15 1:24:19 PM AquaRegia
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* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:Phil has a million different misgivings with Cage and they all tie back to this, namely that the girl he has a crush on is attracted to Cage and that Cage gets to take the helm of every sortie despite being the newbie thanks to his SuperPrototype orbital frame while Phil is stuck in a glorified repair truck. Depending on which route the player takes, he may even pull a FaceHeelTurn because of this trope. Fittingly enough, Phil even has green eyes.]]

* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Phil]].
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* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Phil]].[[spoiler:Phil killed his step-father in self-defense in his backstory, in an incident that left his entire family dead]].
16th Dec '15 6:11:19 PM xxbiasonxxx
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* [[SatelliteLoveInterest Satellite]] ImpliedLoveInterest: Celvice. She doesn't have much characterization outside of being a companion of Leo's. You can pretty much remove her from the first game and the plot wouldn't be affected at all. [[spoiler: Well, just ''barely''.]] She all but disappears in the second game.
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* [[SatelliteLoveInterest Satellite]] ImpliedLoveInterest: Celvice. She doesn't have much characterization outside of being a companion of Leo's. You can pretty much remove her from the first game and the plot wouldn't be affected at all. [[spoiler: Well, just ''barely''.]] [[PutOnABus She all but disappears in the second game.]]
13th Oct '15 3:41:53 AM WillBGood
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* ShellShockedSenior: Dingo Egret, though surprisingly well adjusted, is a war vet and carries a lot of old grudges. Surprisingly Leo Stenbuck manages to turn into a bit of one between games.
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* ShellShockedSenior: ShellShockedVeteran: Dingo Egret, though surprisingly well adjusted, is a war vet and carries a lot of old grudges. Surprisingly Leo Stenbuck manages to turn into a bit of one between games.
28th Sep '15 4:15:40 AM AquaRegia
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lol whoops
* TheHeavy: Viola is this in the first game, since she's the one who drives most of the plot. Nohman doesn't appear until the very end, where you fight him in a HopelessBossFight.
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