Hop into the cockpit of futuristic fighting mechs in the high-flying warfare of ZONE OF THE ENDERS for the PS2. Developer Konami and famed METAL GEAR SOLID mastermind Hideo Kojima bring the fast-action, nerve-blasting airborne combat directly into your living room. Save the population of the Jupiter moon Europa from destruction as you blast your enemies into oblivion with the awesome firepower and slicing swords of your Orbital Frame mechs. The next-generation gameplay of Z.O.E. will blow you away.ESRB rating
||Animated Blood, Animated Violence
On the fringes of human existence, deep within the black void of space, live the people known as "Enders," pioneering colonists who've endured great hardship to settle Mars and the gravity of Jupiter. Far from the inner sphere of control, the Enders live with relative autonomy, but that also means they live without protection. The colonies are ripe for invasion.
A young boy named Leo Stenbuck is thrust into the conflict as he and his companions witness the beginnings of the terrorist threat in a junkyard. While his friends are all killed, Leo manages to escape and discovers an enormous robot called Jehuty. As its pilot, Leo finds himself wrapped up in a battle that will determine the course of the Zone of the Enders forever.
Zone of the Enders for the PlayStation 2 was produced by Hideo Kojima, who is best known for designing the Metal Gear series. In it, players will take on the role of Leo as he pilots Jehuty through a dangerous world of terrorism, intrigue, and bloodthirsty enemies waiting to see him destroyed and the Enders conquered.
The game primarily takes place in Leo's home world of Antilia, the orbiting colony of Jupiter. Players will control Jehuty on an overworld map, digging into the title's plot by traveling to various cities and locations, searching for discs and items that will upgrade its systems. They will also answer various S.O.S. calls when the enemy suddenly attacks. In contrast to similar titles that have appeared on the PS2, Zone of the Enders' gameplay eschews the more traditional simulation aspects in an attempt to give the game a quicker pace.
Jehuty has a number of different attacks with which to take out the array of enemies it will face. It can lock on to enemies, and depending on the distance, it will attack in different ways. For distant volleys it has a projectile attack, and when things get up close and personal, it will unleash an electrical sword for even more damage. It can also acquire special weapons to do larger amounts of destruction, or it can pick up a nearby enemy and throw it into other enemies or buildings.
In Zone of the Enders, players will often find themselves fighting in populated areas, such as cities, and they must do what they can to avoid collateral damage. If they destroy too many buildings or allow too many casualties to occur, they will receive a poor rating for the stage. Once the main game is defeated, a two-player battle mode will unlock, allowing gamers to select from a number of different robot-types and take each other on.
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Special featuresBattle mechanized enemies using a combination of melee attacks and long-range laser blasts
The humans living on Antilia, a colony orbiting the planet Jupiter, think of themselves as Enders, as they're essentially at the end, or furthest reach, of human civilization. After a sudden attack by a fanatical Martian military regime known as the Z.O.E., Ender Leo Stenbuck finds himself with access to the one weapon that can save Antilia: a mechanized attack vehicle called an orbital frame.
In Zone of the Enders, you'll command the orbital frame against several robotic opponents. The game features agile 3-D movement, both in the air and on land, and smart camera work that keeps your opponent in view during the most intense, furious battles. The game also comes with a playable demo of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
Designed by Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid series
Challenge a friend in two-player versus battles
Specially marked versions include a playable demo of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty