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  • News Borderlands 3's Unused Box Art Puts Its Foot in Its Mouth

    One foot in the grave

    Borderlands 3’s box art is brilliant, but what if it followed the format of previous instalments? You may recall that the first game in the series showed a bandit with a finger pistol pointing at his head; the second entry than expanded on this idea with two finger pistols. Well, developer Gearbox did try to keep the theme...

  • News Death Stranding's Official PS4 Box Art Revealed

    Steelbook art, too

    Update: Over on the PlayStation Blog, developer Kojima Productions has offered a better look at Death Stranding's official box art. Here's the standard edition: And the steelbook: Original Article: Hideo Kojima and friends have just wrapped up a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and one of the more notable announcements to...




  • News FIFA 19 Rebranded for Champions League, And CR7's Gone

    Ronaldo removed from cover

    Europe’s premier club competition the Champions League resumes next week, and FIFA 19 has been given a facelift to celebrate. However, the soccer simulation will move forward without Cristiano Ronaldo on its cover, as the Juventus striker’s been replaced by an image of Brazilian forward Neymar, who’s flanked by Kevin...



  • News Days Gone PS4 Box Art Depicts a Desperate, Deadly World

    The world will come for you

    In the age of ‘Angry White Man Walking Away from the Camera Clutching a Pistol’, we kinda like this Days Gone cover, which is a little bit different. It’s based on the key art that developer Sony Bend released earlier in the year, and shows elaborately named protagonist Deacon St. John propped up by his motorcycle,...


  • News Kingdom Hearts III's PS4 Box Art Is Fit for a King

    A right royal reveal

    You’ve seen the brand new trailer and screenshots, but now it’s time to feast your eyes on Kingdom Hearts III’s fantastic PlayStation 4 box art. Sketched by series director Tetsuya Nomura himself, the image shows key characters like Sora, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck. Love or loathe the franchise, it’s hard to deny that...

  • News Catherine: Full Body Arranges a Ménage à Quatre

    Ogle some new screenshots

    Vincent looks like he’s going to have his hands full in Catherine: Full Body – and potentially his mouth, too. With pre-orders going live for the expanded PlayStation 3 puzzler in Japan, creator Atlus has released the box art for the re-release, showing the protagonist surrounded by a trio of buxom babes. The game’s...



  • News There'll Be a Logo on PS4 Pro Enhanced Game Cases

    Oh great

    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 of...


  • News WWE 2K17's Cover Star Has a Sword on His Chest


    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...

  • News Make Sure That Anthony Martial Is FIFA 17's Cover Star

    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...





  • News The Internet Reckons DOOM's PS4 Box Art Is Bad

    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...



  • News Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Gets a Crap New Cover

    Drake's misfortune

    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...


  • News Dragon Quest Builders' Box Art Is a Bit of a Bust

    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...


  • Feature The 10 Best Worst PSone Covers

    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...

  • TGS 2015 Gravity Rush's PS4 Box Art Is Just Brilliant

    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...










  • News PlayStation 4's Packaging Is Way More Colourful in Japan

    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...




  • E3 2013 Check Out Killzone: Shadow Fall's Stylish Box Art

    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...


  • News Saints Row IV's Box Art Sets the Scene Surprisingly Well

    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...

  • News We Certainly Wouldn't Object to PS4 Boxes Looking Like This

    Catching eyes

    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...


  • News Call of Duty: Ghosts Floats onto Various Retail Release Schedules

    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...

  • News Beyond: Two Souls' Box Art Lets Out a Long Sigh

    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...

  • News Dark Souls 2's Cover Depicts the Misery You Can Expect to Face in the Full Game

    Cold shoulder

    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...

  • News Grand Theft Auto V's Box Art Looks Exactly Like You'd Expect It To

    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...



  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Features 60 Minutes of Exclusive Content on PS3

    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...

  • News Point Your Peepers at Watch_Dogs' Predictable Packshot

    Sin city

    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...


  • News Rory McIlroy Swings onto Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14's Box Art

    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,...

  • News Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX's Box Art Is Pretty Goofy

    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...

  • News Andrew McCutchen Hits a Home Run in MLB 13 Cover Vote

    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...


  • News BioShock Infinite's Reverse Box Art Is Much Better

    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...

  • News Metal Gear Rising's North American Box Art Is a Cut Above

    Chop, chop

    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...

  • News Naughty Dog Refused to Push Ellie to the Back of The Last of Us' Box Art

    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

  • News The Last of Us Will Feature Multiplayer, Here's Its Box Art

    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

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