The September Games with Gold lineup has been announced! Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Ultimate subscribers get four new free games, two on Xbox One and two via Backward Compatibility, as part of the Games With Gold program in September. If you're not already an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member yet, sign up here and get your first month for just $1.
On Xbox One, Warhammer: Chaosbane ($39.99 ERP) is available free during the month of September. Mulaka ($19.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from September 16th to October 15th. While on Xbox 360 and through Backward Compatibility, starting September 1st, Zone of the Enders HD Collection ($29.99 ERP) will be free through September 15th. Then on September 16th, players can download Samurai Shodown II ($9.99 ERP) for free through September 30th.
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.
Both versions of the HD Collection include a demo of one of the most anticipated action titles of next year, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE. The Limited Edition bundle also includes an import "ReMIX SELECTION" soundtrack disc, an 8 1/2" x 11" 100-page art book featuring classic and never-before-seen artwork from famed game artist Yoji Shinkawa, and special gold metallic packaging.
"Last month at KONAMI's San Francisco Gamers Night, we announced that Zone of the Enders HD would also be available in a Limited Edition pack and gamers went crazy," said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "We're happy that fans are excited for the cool extra features we are offering along with the fully re-mastered versions of these games from the popular franchise."
Zone of the Enders HD Collection includes stunningly up-resed and remastered versions of two groundbreaking games for the PlayStation 2, Zone of the Enders (2001) and the European special edition version of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (2003). The inclusion of the European special edition version of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner introduces new content to North American fans in the form of a new difficulty level, new missions, and more.
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.
Konami has also announced that they will 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.