Hideo Kojima Promises Zoe of the Enders Sequel, Explains ZoE2 Flop

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Hideo Kojima has promised a Zone of the Enders sequel, but due to everyone at Kojima Productions being busy on various Metal Gear Solid titles, it might be a while until the next Anubis: Zoe of the Enders (the game’s Japanese name) is created. Andriasang translated Kojima’s blog entry on the matter:

We’d like to make an Anubis sequel at some point. Also, we feel that if we do it, we’d like to make Anubis succeed this time. I already have a game plan and method for sales in my head. However, we don’t know if it will be green lighted. The production lines within Kojima Productions are currently full.

I cannot make a promise about time. However, I can promise a sequel.

Kojima also explained why Zoe of the Enders 2 wasn’t the success it should have been. He chalks it all up to timing and blames himself.

It’s a title that even now, six years later, is extremely well received by the press and users. However, due to errors in setting the release time frame, while it was a medium hit, it did not achieve the expected numbers.

Everything was due to an error by me, the producer. At that time, if I hadn’t made a mistake with the release date, Anubis might have ended up a major Kojima Productions title to follow MGS, still seeing development as a series.

Has it been too long for Zone of the Enders? Does the franchise mean anything anymore? I’m not sure it matters though; Kojima Productions has become so big that millions of gamers will flock to anything it creates. What do you think America (as well as readers from the 13 other countries visiting this site)?


Author: RPadTV


11 thoughts on “Hideo Kojima Promises Zoe of the Enders Sequel, Explains ZoE2 Flop”

  1. ZOE:2 was so great. Even the music was awesome.

    Another title in the franchise is very welcome. How will an Anubis story work though? I thought Jehuty destroyed Anubis?? Prequel??

  2. @Ray

    I guess. Though there was little mystery as to why Anubis was built and coveted. Whoever plays it has to accept the fact they'll die and that zombie general guy will take hold of the orbital frame.

  3. @Ray

    Crisis core is the exception. Rabid fanboys were going to jump on that game no questions asked. Just stamp FF7 on something and ppl will flock to it. FF7 fanboys are the worst lol

  4. @Ray

    Yea, Snake Eater was the big exception I guess after thinking about it.

    In that case, full faith to Kojima-san on the endeavor.

  5. @Smartguy The thing with prequels is that people will play them or watch them, even if they know the outcome. Everyone knew Anakin would become Vader and everyone knew Kirk would become captain of the Enterprise, right?

  6. oh man i loved ZOE and ZOE2.. i can just imagine it in its HD gloriousness on the PS3.. i thought both were great titles and would happily welcome a prequel.

  7. oooh yes!! I would like to have another installment of ZOE!

    this is how all mech games should be! fast paced, great targeting system, and lots & lots of missiles with a great storyline!

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