Ender’s Project producer Hideo Kojima took to Twitter to explain a bit more about the Zone of the Enders sequel. Kojima says his plan is not to change the nature of the game, but the world will have a different presentation. Kojima says this title will be a true sequel.
Right now, the development team is looking at two styles – a Japanese animation style with sci-fi robots and a live action real world style based on works like X-Men, Batman, and Spider-Man.
Kojima says the team isn’t trying to make a photorealistic game, but the Fox Engine, which is still underdevelopment, is optimized for this look. Creating a global and high-end Zone of the Enders style is essential for the times and an anime style Zone of the Enders game would eat the budget and only be for a domestically designed title for Japan. A few of his staff have the sci-fi spirit, Kojima says, and will probably want to create robots with an anime look to them. Evangelion, Akira, and Gundam were cited by Kojima as sci-fi series from Japan with global appeal.
While Kojima is a producer on Enders Project, he’s busy working on Project Ogre. Other staff like producer Ryosuke Toriyama will lead Enders Project after Kojima creates the initial design of the game. Game design, script, direction, level design, and supervision will be handled by other staff.