Zone of the Enders HD Collection out October 30, with Metal Gear Rising demo
Many people bought Zone of the Enders back on the PS2 solely for the included demo of Metal Gear Solid 2, the game that would go on to introduce Raiden to the world. Get ready for serious deja vu.

Zone of the Enders HD Collection, which features graphically improved versions of both Zone of the Enders and its sequel, will come with a demo of Raiden's next appearance, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, upon its newly announced October 30 release date on Xbox 360 and PS3. The demo will be available with the retail collection (and released later on its own), so keep that in mind if you're weighing the decision between packaged and digital versions.
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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled the launch date for ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD COLLECTION, coming October 30 to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. KONAMI will also include a demo of one of the most anticipated action titles, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE, along with the retail version of ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD COLLECTION at launch. The demo will be the first time consumers will be able to experience the title's thrilling "cut at will" game mechanic first hand at home.

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 the engrossing storytelling of Hideo Kojima, paired with 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.

ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD COLLECTION will be available on October 30th for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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