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Konami Announces Limited Editions For Zone of the Enders and Metal Gear Rising

Kojipro is all about the bling.

Limited editions of big, triple-A games aren’t very, well, limited these days. There was a time, however, when the idea of a rare, feature-packed special edition for a game was almost unheard of. Konami helped pave the way for these collector’s gems with the Metal Gear Solid Premium Pack (Japan only) way back in 1997. Since then it’s almost expected that huge releases will have some sort of incentive for rabid fans of a franchise, but that’s not stopping Konami from doing up two of their upcoming releases with all the bells and whistles, as they just announced limited editions for both Zone of the Enders HD Collection and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

Due at the end of October, the ZOE collection comes in a special golden metallic case. Inside of that shiny package you will find an import soundtrack that sports remixes of music from the games, a 100 page art book that includes new work from fabled character designer Yoji Shinkawa, and the game.

The HD collection of Zone of the Enders features the same level of detail seen in last year’s Metal Gear Solid HD collection. Even though the ZOE collection only features two games, fans will be eager to get their hands on the special European version of The 2nd Runner, which has enhancements never before seen in North America. And in a move that’s surely a wink and a nod to history, this limited edition comes with a demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. For those not up on their Konami lore (and those that aren’t old enough to remember) the original Zone of the Enders was packed with a demo of Metal Gear Solid 2, which caused people to call ZOE the game that came free with the demo.

Konami hopes that demo will get you excited enough to pre-order the limited edition of Revengeance, as well. This set includes the official soundtrack, a metal case (duh), and an “exclusive high-frequency katana blade plasma lamp”and is due February 19th.

Your guess is as good as ours when it comes to the lamp. Konami has yet to release images of either limited edition, but they have a history of making collectors very happy with their special releases. Unlike some other publishers these limited editions tend to be just that, so be sure to pre-order if these sound interesting to you.

Press Release


one of the Enders Limited Edition Comes to the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® on October 30th

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it will release a Limited Edition of Zone of the Enders HD Collection in North America on October 30th. The gold, metallic packaged bundle will include a full copy of the game with the METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE demo, an import soundtrack featuring remixes of the music from the series, and a 100 page art book featuring new work from Yoji Shinkawa.

Developed by Kojima Productions, Zone of the Enders HD Collection will include fan favorites Zone of the Enders, and the European special edition version of its sequel Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner. This will be the first time these games are available in fully remastered HD, and the first time this version of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner has been released stateside.
The essential Zone of the Enders series features thrilling robot fights in a futuristic interplanetary setting. Players experience high-flying robot combat as they grab enemies, unleash a whirlwind of blade strikes and fire off guns from a distance, all while spiraling freely in open air. Partnering with legendary animation house Sunrise, Zone of the Enders HD Collection will also include a brand new opening animation, as well as fully up-resed renders of the original opening animations from the original games.

The Zone of the Enders HD Collection Limited Edition will be available on October 30th for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE Limited Edition Slices and Dices its way to the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® on February 19th, 2013

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it will release a Limited Edition of METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE in North America on February 19, 2013. This bundle will include a full copy of the game, official soundtrack, Limited Edition 2-sided Steelbook®, and an exclusive high-frequency katana blade plasma lamp.

Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory by delivering an action experience unlike anything seen before. The title brings two of the world's most respected development teams together with a common goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action together with epic storytelling, all within the expansive METAL GEAR universe. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE introduces Raiden as the central character; a child soldier transformed into a cyborg ninja killing machine, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.

The METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE Limited Edition will be available on February 19, 2013 for the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® at major retail stores nationwide, while supplies last.


 

Comments

Julian Titus Senior Editor

09/28/2012 at 10:00 PM

DAMN YOU, KONAMI!

...you know I'll be buying both of these.

Travis Hawks Senior Editor

09/28/2012 at 11:27 PM

A house is not a home until it has a high frequency katana blade plasma lamp.

Michael117

10/01/2012 at 03:35 PM

Amen to that.

The lamp should look pretty cool, if it's actually what I think it is. Plasma lamps look pretty neat in general, they have a ton of them at this Spencers store here in town. If the "exclusive high-frequency katana blade lamp" is just simply a plasma lamp in the shape of a katana blade and it has blue coloration with other violet hues in there to give it the magic-infused look, it will be neat. Not any better than the other plasma lamps you could get for a dime a dozen at Spencers, but it will still be very neat. As I said, plasma lamps are pretty cool in general. It's an interesting thing to bundle in with a collector's edition of a game. I wonder how many of the plasma lamps will break in transit through the mail?

Travis Hawks Senior Editor

10/01/2012 at 04:57 PM

I had no idea that Spencer's still existed! This is exciting and troubling news.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

10/01/2012 at 07:30 PM

Somehow they're able to sell, ahem, marital aids at the mall.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

10/02/2012 at 10:16 AM

Yeah, that was an interesting conversation I had to have with one of my kids a few years ago. It basically boiled down to, no, those aren't flashlights and don't ever go into that store again.

And before you ask, no my wife and I weren't with him, he was visiting friends who took him on a trip to the mall. 

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

10/01/2012 at 02:18 PM

As someone who only owned an Xbox last gen, I'm pretty happy to finally get a chance to play these games.

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