Title: Beyond the Bounds | Artist: Maki Kimura | Game: Zone of the Enders 2: The 2nd Runner
A sequel to what was basically a tech demo people bought to get an early look at the then-latest Metal Gear Solid game, Zone of the Enders 2 is an excellent entry in a franchise that remains underappreciated (And is likely to remain so, Thanks Konami!). Aside from being a game almost worthy of being considered an interactive science-fiction movie masterpiece, The 2nd Runner had one of the most catchy theme tracks of its ilk. I’d argue of any game. Perhaps in part because people all wanted to try and figure out what damn language most of the song was being sung in... (Apparently Finnish was an inspiration, but really it’s actually just made up words. Sorry if that disappoints anyone : P)
Y’know what? I’m also going to include the official remix. Enjoy.