Zone of the Enders No Longer Looks Like Crap in HD

When Zone of the Enders HD Collection was released, it did not look good. It looked so bad that Z.O.E. creator Hideo Kojima said plans to make a new Z.O.E were shelved. But take heart, the HD version just got patched.

Game developer Hexa Drive did the patch for Konami, and it seems to have given the game the desired HD sheen while managing to keep the spirit of the original PS2 version.

It's something everyone can finally be proud of. Finally!

Here, have a look:

Zone of the Enders No Longer Looks Like Crap in HD

Zone of the Enders No Longer Looks Like Crap in HD

Zone of the Enders No Longer Looks Like Crap in HD

Zone of the Enders No Longer Looks Like Crap in HD

Zone of the Enders No Longer Looks Like Crap in HD

The patch, apparently, cleared up glare, depth of field, and anti-aliasing issues as well as putting the game in true HD at 1080p. The patch has other fixes, too, such as for the in-game map.

Zone of the Enders No Longer Looks Like Crap in HD

In the footage below, the characters "適用前" ("tekiyo mae") mean "before (the patch) was applied." The characters "適用後" ("tekiyo go") mean "after (the patch) was applied." So, they're before and after the update.

The patch has only been released for the PS3 version.

ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD EDITION -はいだらクオリティへの道- For quality and performance improvement. [Hexa Drive]

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