Matthew Byrd

Sep 20, 2017

Hideo Kojima's cult classic mech title is getting a full remake complete with VR support.

Konami has announced they are releasing a remake of the 2003 cult classic mech title Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner called Zone Of The Enders: Anubis Mars.

This new version of 2nd Runner appears to be a full-fledged remake of the game and not a simple HD upgrade. In a press release, Konami noted that “All visual and aural elements have been remastered for native 4K resolution” and that “the new game retains the unique and beautiful visuals of the original title, but boasts textures in updated 4K while using surround sound techniques to offer layered and immersive audio effects.”

Konami also stated that this version of the game is based on the PS3 HD version of 2nd Runner, but we imagine that developer Cygames – who has been tasked with constructing this remake – will fix that versions’ visual and audio bugs.

The really big news is that the PS4 version of 2nd Runner will feature VR support. At this time, there’s been no word on whether or not the full game will be playable in VR, but the teaser trailer for the title does briefly show off some VR action that hints at a very playable – and quite striking – reimagining of the title. We’re interested to see more of the game’s VR mode in action.

While we know that Anubis Mars will receive a PS4 release in Japan sometime in the spring of 2018, there’s been no confirmation that the game will receive a worldwide release at that time. Furthermore, Famitsu is reporting that Anubis Mars will also be released for PC. However, Konami has not confirmed their intentions to release a PC port at this time. 

We’ll bring you more information about this game as it becomes available.