Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars announced for PS4 and PC

Konami has announced that it is remastering PS2 classic Zone of The Enders: The 2nd Runner for PS4 and PC. The beloved space-action title will not only support 4K, but also incorporate all new virtual reality support across both platforms.

Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about Zone of the Enders 2: The Second Runner – Mars including all the latest news, release date, gameplay, trailers and more!

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Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars – what is it?

This is a remake of the original PS2 experience from 2003 enhanced with new graphics, modes and more all engineered for modern systems. All of the visuals have been redrawn to perfectly match a native 4K resolution, making 2nd Runner a great candidate for those hoping to put their PS4 Pro to the test.

The entire outing has been rebuilt to function in virtual reality, offering new and existing players an opportunity to experience Konami’s cult classic from a completely new perspective.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars release date – when is it coming out?

Konami has confirmed it will be coming to PS4, PC and PlayStation VR in 2018.

PC owners should be able to make use of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for the VR mode, too!

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Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars story – what’s it about?

Taking place in the year 2174, the evil BAHRAM military organisation has begun utilising its Orbital-Frame mech robot technology to finish its ongoing suppression of Earth and Mars, something you’re the only hope of stopping.

Upon taking control of the Jehuty Orbital Frame – the most powerful craft of its kind – the player sets out on stopping the ominous BAHRAM and save the struggling planets before it’s too late. While outnumbered, with such a powerful machine at your side, there is a slim chance of success.

Featuring an assortment of different characters and locations, Zone of the Enders is renown for its melodramatic sci-fi storyline that we’re eager to revisit from a modern lense.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars gameplay – How does it play?

Already recognised as one of the best titles in its genre, the upcoming remaster of 2nd Runner aims to retain the original hallmarks while also improving the formula for a modern audience. As mentioned earlier, it can also be played entirely in virtual reality while also supporting 4K resolutions across all platforms.

While piloting one of the highly-advanced robots you’ll be capable to wiping out multiple enemies at once with an assortment of firearms. Shield systems can also be activated which not only protect you from danger, but also act as deflective weapons of their own.

It appears the virtual reality mode can be played from a first and third-person perspective, with the former throwing you directly into the cockpit of Jehuty itself.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars trailers – How does it look?

Revealed at this year’s Tokyo Games Show, you can check out the debut trailer for Zone of the Enders: 2nd Runner below:

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