It's usually around this stage in the generation that box art gets completely murdered by superfluous logos, and between PlayStation VR and the new PlayStation 4 Pro, the Japanese giant is planning to make a right old mess. Games Radar reports that titles enhanced by Sony's new hardware – which should, we must stress, end up being all...
Brock Lesnar is WWE 2K17's cover star. We'll refrain from making disparaging remarks because he could probably kill us with his little finger, but we have got to commentate on the sword that's tattooed on his torso, resting between his rock-like pectorals like Excalibur in Arthurian legend. Judging by the box art, he also appears to be...
He came from France
As is the case almost every year, you can vote for the face of FIFA 17 right now. Fortunately, Liverpool's bargain bin Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, is not in the running this year – with Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, Chelsea's Eden Hazard, and Manchester United's Anthony Martial in the...
Towards the tail of the generation, PlayStation 3 box art got really bad. You'd have the PS3 logo, the PlayStation Network logo, the 'Only on PlayStation' logo, the PlayStation Move logo, and more. Just take a look at the state of this Need for Speed Most Wanted cover if you want a particularly egregious example. With the PlayStation 4, the...
It's unquestionably going to be a masterpiece, but much like the US version of ICO, there's a big question mark hanging over The Last Guardian's box art. We actually rather like the image that's been selected – it looks especially tasty on the title's steelbook – but the bog standard release has been buggered up by the additi
Brave new world
Horizon: Zero Dawn's new trailer may be a bit on the cheesy side, but there's no denying that the game's a visual tour-de-force. Part of that, of course, stems from Guerrilla Games' technical prowess – but the art direction is also a very obvious highlight as well. It's no surprise to see the title score some stunning box art,...
Here we bloody go
Phwoar, the hype meter's off the charts here at Push Square thanks to a relatively blurry image obtained by NeoGAF - isn't that always the way? The image - as you may have guessed - is the box art for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's second and final expansion, Blood and Wine. It features main character Geralt looking rather regal,...
One for the shelf
It always seemed certain that No Man's Sky would receive a retail release, but Sony confirmed as much this week, stating that the ambitious outing will be available on Blu-ray in Europe and North America. However, if we're going to point out bad box art – DOOM's atrocious artwork immediately springs to mind – then we should...
And, for once, the Internet is right
In concept, DOOM couldn't possibly appeal less to this author's tastes. For starters, it's more heavy metal than the doodles on a teenage misfit's pencil case, but it's also one of those games where the shooting's only ever going to be the draw – we're not expecting anything in the way of story at all. Despite...
Sony's preparing a boxed bundle of Quantic Dream games in March, meaning that you'll be able to get your David Cage fix in full on the PlayStation 4. The package includes the recently released Beyond: Two Souls port, as well as the upcoming Heavy Rain remaster. Agent Norman Jayden FBI's taken to bouncing a ball against a virtual wall...
It is known
Console makers love to make it known when a game is exclusive to their system, but the 'Only on PlayStation' branding that Sony usually employs doesn't suit every single piece of software. Street Fighter V is an example of a release that will never deploy on the Xbox One, but it is coming to the PC, so it's technically available...
You didn't think that the gorgeous golden Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection cover was going to last, did you? Perhaps realising that the original box art didn't quite capture the "SUCH VALUE! MUCH QUALITY!" nature of the compilation, SCEE has re-packaged the title in Europe with a garbage front flaunting the fact that you get...
Cheap and cheerful
Dragon Quest Builders is going to sell a frightening number of copies in Japan when it launches early next year on every viable PlayStation platform, but its box art is a bit rubbish. Gematsu spotted the artwork on a Japanese product page, which sports a mixture of awesome main character sketches and a ClipArt-esque villain. It...
The bad, the ugly, and the beautifully bad
Box art today is not usually all that interesting. You go to the shop to pick up your copy of Call of Battlefield: War with Guns and the cover art is usually a grizzled white guy walking away from the camera, surrounded with brown and more brown – well, unless you're Battlefield, which uses nothing but...
Such a rush
Gravity Rush – also known as Gravity Daze in Japan – is one of the most underappreciated properties on PlayStation, but Sony's giving protagonist Kat another bite of the apple with a PlayStation 4 version of the Vita original. The title – which is due out later this year in Japan and next February in the West – is being developed...
We're running out of time, folks. In mere hours Push Square's offices will have been thrown into pure madness. This year's E3 is looking to be especially busy, with developers increasingly keen on releasing snippets of news earlier than they're supposed to. Thanks a lot, guys. Seriously, though, E3 is keeping us pretty busy right now...
A sure-fire plan
You may not be able to play Uncharted 4: A Thief's End until next year, but you can look at its box art. IGN spotted the cover on an Amazon product listing, and it looks pretty legit to us. Of course, the downside is that we've seen the image before – but who could ever tire of protagonist Nathan Drake's immaculately
A boy and his blob
Square Enix appears to have accidentally outed the box art for – inhale – Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below. Eagle-eyed gamers picked up on the pack shot on the publisher's official store, which has now been pulled. There was also mention of the title's 13th October release
Gun to go
Call of Duty: Black Ops III's pack shot will pay homage to its predecessors – despite the fact that its seemingly ditching the Cold War for, er, advanced warfare. The cover – which has leaked onto Reddit ahead of the release's big weekend reveal – shows a suited soldier equipped with all kinds of technical wizardry sitting slumped in...
Are you depressed yet?
Naughty Dog's promised that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be your typical Hollywood romp, but the title's definitely showing its darker side in this potential PlayStation 4 box art. The eagle eyed folks over at DualShockers spotted a file in SCEA's press bank named 'Pack Art Final', which shows protagonist Nathan Drake...
It'd truly be a wonderful world
If you’re anything like this editor, you’ll have fond memories of ClipArt. Decorating school reports with dodgy pictures was a real highlight of this writer’s formative years, and we suspect that it was the same for many of you. Still, now that we’re older and wiser, the Microsoft Office accessory has kind of...
Game covers always show off their biggest stars, and WWE 2K15 is no exception, with John Cena taking pride of place on the latest pack shot. Having just re-claimed the World Heavyweight Championship at the latest Pay-Per-View, he took no time in snapping up this photo opportunity to celebrate his reign. And the latest release is shaping...
Who said that all games are brown and grey these days? Sony’s set to liberate vibrant PlayStation Vita exclusive Freedom Wars on 26th June in Japan, and that means that firm details regarding the co-operative release are starting to trickle out of the platform holder’s penitentiary. That includes the title’s official cover art,...
More's the pity
With the PlayStation 4’s launch in Japan now fast approaching, publishers are beginning to reveal the cover art for their release day wares. One such box that slipped through our news net late last year is this one for Yakuza Ishin, which bucks the series’ Eastern trend by adopting a full colour image. Pretty neat, huh? Despite...
Taste the rainbow
Japan always gets better box art than Europe and North America, and the PlayStation 4’s colourful packaging is no exception to the rule. While the international wrapper has an air of royal class to it, the Eastern edition is just plain fun. It includes an oversized image of Knack on the front, and a rainbow pattern equivalent...
Got you covered
Bungie has promised to release a brand new trailer for its upcoming shoot-and-loot outing Destiny – but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow in order to watch it in full. To make up for the miniscule delay, the former Halo developer has deployed the first-person shooter’s official box art, which shows the title’s three main...
Kazunori Yamauchi hasn't quite decided
Polyphony Digital has already admitted that it has a PlayStation 4 version of upcoming racing simulator Gran Turismo 6 in mind, but it may have evolved into a full sequel by the time that it parks onto the next generation platform. Speaking as part of a panel at GamesCom this week, obsessive creat
Box art also crosses the finish line
You may be hoping that Sony turns the ignition on some new PlayStation 4 titles this week, but the platform holder has also promised to provide some updates on the system’s existing lineup. That’s started this afternoon with the confirmation of DriveClub’s pre-order bonuses. If you register your interest in...
Good and evil
It may not be quite as eye-catching as that incredible inkblot mock-up, but we’re still rather fond of Killzone: Shadow Fall’s official box art. The package demonstrates the divide between the ISA and the Helghast, and even incorporates the shape of the leather fastener on the redesigned antagonists’ masks. Interestingly, it...
A picture paints a thousand words
Could the box art for Saints Row IV possibly be any more perfect? It shows an image of the President of the United States – that’s you, by the way – sitting in a swish armchair in what appears to be the Oval Office, while a couple of gun-toting girls in pencil skirts point submachine guns at a giant energy...
Arguably the most exciting element of a major hardware launch are the minor details that accompany it: the startup sequence, the user interface, and the boxes. Sony’s yet to confirm exactly what form the PlayStation 4’s cases will adopt, but in traditional fashion, graphic designers around the globe have been making some exciting...
Leaked box art seems legit
Call of Duty: Ghosts, the next title in Activision’s blockbuster first-person series, is supposedly set to step out of the shadows on 5th November. At least, that’s according to a Target pamphlet, which is promoting the fact that the North American retailer is currently taking pre-orders for the unannounced game. We...
Makes a change from big guns
We’ve all had the occasional bad day, but they’re a regular occurrence for Beyond: Two Souls protagonist Jodie Holmes. Spiritually linked to an on-off psychopath, the character finds herself pursued by the government and living rough on the streets. No wonder she’s looking extremely gloomy on the title’s pack...
Dark Souls 2’s box art is about as morbidly bleak as you’d expect from a game that thinks constantly coaxing you into unexpected death-traps is entertainment. The cover – which popped up on All Games Beta earlier today – depicts a sword-wielding warrior with his back turned. We’re going to assume that he wasn’t in the mood...
No surprises here
If you’ve been carefully following the construction of the Grand Theft Auto V mural currently being erected in New York City, then you’ll no doubt be delighted to get your first full look at the title’s box art to the right. Unsurprisingly, it follows the franchise’s familiar tiled format, with all three of the game’s...
But the developer refused to back down
Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream was encouraged by marketing agencies to include a picture of protagonist Jodie Holmes – played by Ellen Page – holding a gun on the cover of its upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive in order to bolster sales. However, in an interview with GameSpot, executive producer...
Oh, and it's real
Unable to contain the secret any longer, Ubisoft has officially confirmed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The publisher sent us packshots for the pirate-themed adventure earlier this morning, confirming the game’s existence on PS3. As with previous entries, playing the title on Sony’s platform will reward you with an...
For all of Watch_Dogs’ promise of innovation, we’d have thought that the designers at Ubisoft would have managed to come up with a more interesting cover for the release. Alas, here’s a picture of protagonist Aiden Pearce pointing his gun at the title’s ESRB rating. Perhaps the character’s not happy with the enormous logo covering...
Hole in one
Not content with being brightest light on the circuit, landing a lucrative deal with Nike, and pulling women’s tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy can now add appearing on the cover of a video game to his list of achievements. The Northern Irish hot shot will star on the front of the European edition of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14,...
A kind of magic
With the re-master’s Japanese release imminent, publisher Square Enix has revealed the box art for the wordy Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX. The pack shot leads with Sora, Donald Duck, and Goofy, while Riku and Mickey are relegated to the upper corners. Rumours of a Western release of the PlayStation 3 exclusive hit fever pitch...
Bringing it home
Don’t expect any hard hitting commentary in this story – we know as much about baseball as we do embroidery. Still, we daresay a handful of you will be delighted to discover that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has won MLB 13: The Show’s cover poll. The player garnered over 100,000 votes in the title’s...
Drawn to life
Regular readers will recall the brouhaha surrounding BioShock Infinite’s atrocious box art. After admitting that the cover was chosen as bait for frat boys, Irrational Games' gaffer Ken Levine also revealed that the developer would be producing an alternative image for players with more refined tastes. And here it is. The art was...
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’s international box art is great – but clearly publisher Konami was concerned that North American consumers wouldn't take to the close-up of protagonist Raiden’s robot face. As such, the company has produced a brand new image showing the aforementioned cyborg slicing an adversary in half. We suppose...
Fight for your right
Considering Ken Levine’s recent comments about BioShock Infinite’s box art, we were surprised by the cover for Naughty Dog’s upcoming The Last of Us. The image places teenage protagonist Ellie at the focal point of the product, while Joel observes from the background. It’s a bold move
Together in the dark
If this weekend’s incredible The Last of Us story trailer wasn’t enough to send you into a post-apocalyptic frenzy, developer Naughty Dog’s revealed a little more about the upcoming survival horror title. Posting on the PlayStation Blog, community strategist Arne Meyer not only confirmed the release's box a
It's the American Revolution
Clearly tired of all the leaks, Ubisoft has come right out and revealed the boxart for Assassin’s Creed III. As anticipated, it shows the American Revolution. Expect more details about the sequel to emerge at the Games Developers Conference next week.
Fiery tennis legend, John McEnroe, will head up the cover of the global version of Grand Slam Tennis 2, publisher EA Sports has announced
The argumentative legend will be joined by current top-dog Novak Djokovic and female favourite Maria Sharapova. There's no room for Andy Murray on the UK cover. The cover will differ across Europe, with France getting Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Novak Djokovic and Rafael..
With the PlayStation Vita due out in less than 24 hours in Japan, we're starting to get a slow and steady trickle of news and information
The littlest details are always the most fascinating. Take for example the PlayStation Vita's boxes — just how big are they? ShopTo News has got your back, with a selection of images comparing the PS Vita version of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 to a variety of..
Good boxart should summarise a game's contents in a single image
Lollipop Chainsaw's front-cover does exactly that. The artwork shows protagonist Juliet Starling clutching at a chainsaw with her beheaded companion key-fob dangling from her waist. In the background are high-school lockers with zombies inside. Pretty much tells you everything you need to know. The Grasshopper Manufacture developed..
Fans of flashy combat, prepare to be excited: Capcom has formally announced the Devil May Cry HD Collection for release on PlayStation 3 next year
The compilation package will bundle all three PS2 Devil May Cry titles remastered in high-definition. Yes, that includes Devil May Cry 2. You can probably skip replaying that one if you want to. You'll miss out on earning new trophies if you do though,..
Drink it up readers
This is the packaging your shiny new PlayStation Vita will be contained within when you pick up the hardware next year. Sony's European PlayStation Vita product manager, Adam Grant, unveiled the boxart on the PlayStation Blog this morning. In addition, Grant's outlined each of the PlayStation Vita's on-board apps. The post doesn't contain anything we don't already know, but it's..
In addition to two new character teasers, Capcom's released the boxart for its upcoming cross-over brawler Street Fighter X Tekken
The packshot focuses on Ryu and Chun-Li from the Street Fighter side, and Kazuya and Nina Williams from the Tekken side. It's embedded above, y'know, in case you didn't notice it while scrolling.</em>
.. Albeit in shoddy low resolution, but you totally get the idea right? Tekken Hybrid is a PlayStation 3 exclusive game plus movie bundle, that features Tekken Tag Tournament HD, CG movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance and a demo for the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. It does that blue/red gradient thing that virtually every other boxart does these days. What's with that?</em>
England stars Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere will appear on the front-cover of FIFA 12, EA has announced
The Arsenal midfielder will join Manchester United's forward for the UK, Ireland, Scandinavian and Middle East versions. It's Rooney's seventh appearance on the game's cover.
We recently got word that ex-PSN title Rayman Orgins had been upgraded to a full retail release
Now Amazon's revealed the game's place-holder boxart. And it's amazing. The online retailer is touting a release date of November 15th for the throwback platformer. We don't think there's any way such an unusual game will release slap-bang in the middle of the holidays, but hey, stranger things have..
American McGee's importance has clearly been relegated in Alice: Madness Returns
Y'see, the legendary designer's name was a fundamental part of his previous Lewis Carroll stone-'em-up, American McGee's Alice. But unfortunately McGee's stock must be falling. Madness Returns settles for a lowly recognition of McGee's involvement, noting in small, rounded text: "An American McGee Game"..
Three times world champion Ronnie O' Sullivan is to be the face of Dark Energy Sports' upcoming PS3 title, World Snooker Championship Real 2011
The developer promises the game is "the most realistic snooker experience yet seen on home console and PC". All the usual features are being touted: real players, real venues, real tournaments. Dark Energy Sports really like that word..
Sony's released boxart for the just-announced Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
In fact, the game is already available for pre-order at some retailers. Seems a bit crazy pre-ordering a game this early, but we'll understand if you get swept up into the hype. It is Uncharted after all.</em>
Scrawl's managed to grab hold of the US boxart for Yakuza 4
It's actually proper amazing. Which is surprisingly, considering the utter atrocity that was Yakuza 3's cover. Thanks for learning your lesson SEGA. We forgive all. If you missed the new trailer this morning, you can grab it through here.
Here's your first glimpse at the European packaging for a bunch of PlayStation Move launch titles
The pack shots come courtesy of French site Gamekyo, who somehow managed to get hold of the job-lot. We're not too hot on the "You'll Need These" logo on the front of the boxes, but we guess it gets the job done. Perhaps the most notable point of discussion comes on the Sly Cooper Collection..
This Fallout: New Vegas boxart is not drab in the sense that it is boring - it's relatively stylish and eye-catching in fact
It's just drab in so much as it sums up what you're likely find within the game. Dark, rough, empty environments laced with annoyingly animated creatures. We liked Fallout 3 but, c'mon, it had more than its fair share of issues didn't it? One being that it was just boring in..
Look, we're British
We're sorry. When someone says football we think of the sport where you, y'know, play with your feet. Not that other game people call football that's absolutely not football. Take the cover for Madden 11, which features Drew Brees (apparently). It shows the man holding a ball in his hand. Football. Mmmhm. We wanted to tell you more about the cover of Madden 11, but Joystiq seems..
So, what you're trying to tell me is that Modnation Racers is a game about driving cars in ridiculously colourful environments and sticking stickers? Word
</em> <em>Sony's also confirmed that the game's hitting the US on May 18th, with a European release planned for the same week.</em>
Hooray. GamersMint are reporting (via French sources) that the European God Of War III boxart has been finalised and is, well, an updated version of the boxart we really, really wanted last year. We're waiting on word from SCEE but, chances are, there's no-one in the office right now! We posted a potential US box here.
What's with American boxart being so rubbish? First Heavy Rain, now Yakuza 3
The super stylish Japanese boxart has been replaced by a red background and an uber close-up of the protagonist's face. Rubbish. To be fair, the art has only shown up on GameFly so may just be a placeholder. We hope so. Here's the Japanese box.
The Heavy Rain website is now live [read: was, seems to be having some server issues at time of writing - Ed], and features a pretty cool online murder mystery called "Four Days", beginning on January 26th
There'll be daily tasks for you to complete, and some cool exclusive content; but most importantly: no spoilers. If you register at the site you'll get a free Home t-shirt that may just be..
Eagle-eyed IndianVideoGamers have found what they believe to be the US boxart for God Of War III
While kinda awesome, we preferred the "other" boxart that was tentatively shown off earlier in the year, but we did assume Sony would opt for a picture of Kratos looking angry.
You know the European boxart for Heavy Rain
It's bloody brilliant, isn't it? All that rain and, erm, origami. Cool. The recently announced US boxart, yeah, erm, that's not so great. It kinda looks like a straight-to-rental B-movie; which isn't so hot. Also, it's distressing how clearly this is aimed at a mainstream American audience. It's after the jump if you really want to see it.
There are tons of more exciting things said about Gran Turismo 5's cover art on the Playstation Blog, so we recommend petrol-heads head over there for their fix of Gran Turismo discussion
But while you leave PushSquare a cold, dank, environment of non-car afficianados (we like cars plenty, but not that much) allow us to discuss the game's cover art from an artistic stance: stunning.
Would you like to see a white box with a picture of Final Fantasy XIII protagonist and the game's logo? Well that's exactly what you're going to see on store shelves come March 9th
And well, there's nothing else to say is there. It's a box. With not much on it.
So if you really hated the old fugly Playstation 3 "Greatest Hits" cases - remind yourself here - know that, alongside the new PS3 hardware, logo and boxart -- the Greatest Hits cases have gotten a bit classier
Actually they're kinda yum. We'd feel happy to buy one of these.
This is some tentative boxart for God Of War III
Did you notice, it's absolutely brilliant! Well, you'll need to hit the jump to see the full thing (we gotta save on bandwidth folks!) but look at it. Just look at it. It's intense. We really, really, really hope Sony don't change it. Award for best boxart ever?
Does anyone our there not have a Playstation 3? Ok, a few of you then
Do any of you really want to buy Need For Speed Shift as your first game when you eventually buy a PS3? Ok, one of you. Sweet, then this bundle is for you. A 250GB Playstation 3 Slim with a copy of Need For Speed Shift. Perfect, eh? Loving the box art.
Ratchet & Clank: Tools Of Destruction is one of our favourite Playstation 3 games to date
We've beaten countless times and we just can't wait for Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time to ramp up the story. Insomniac have showcased the game's boxart today. It's darn attention grabbing we think. We can't wait to see where the story takes Ratchet & co.
Here's the FIFA 10 boxart for the UK
Featuring the faces of Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, Chelsea's Frank Lampard and Arsenal's Theo Walcott. Gone is Ronaldhino into the realms of mid-life mediocrity. Other regions will get an alternative cover (Schweinsteiger is on the German cover for example). No doubt a range of people are pissed about the player inclusions on this years cover (as they are..
Here's the boxart for Gran Turismo PSP
We're told that's Chevrolet's Corvette ZR1 on the cover. We wouldn't know like, we just read it over on GTPlanet. Course most of us won't ever see the boxart because we'll be buying the game as a Digital Download from the PSN for our shiny new PSP Go.
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