Tag: Box Art

  • 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 Borderlands 3's Box Art Goes Biblical in Brilliant Fashion

    Your lovin' is Bible

    Borderlands has always had good box art, but you’ve got to give the Borderlands 3 cover a hearty round of applause. As with everything else pertaining to this long-awaited sequel, it’s already leaked online, with renowned Twitter bot Wario64 sharing it on his account. It basically depicts a Psycho as Jesus Christ, which is...

  • News Bryce Harper Fronts MLB The Show 19's Cover in His New Phillies Uniform

    Streets of Philadelphia

    The seemingly never-ending off-season saga involving right fielder Bryce Harper has concluded, and that means MLB The Show 19 has a cover. The bearded batsman can be seen in his new Philadelphia Phillies uniform, pouting at the camera. Previously, developer Sony San Diego had been forced to use placeholder artwork of the...

  • 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 However, the soccer simulation will move forward without Cristiano Ronaldo on its cover, as the Juventus striker’s been replaced by an image of Brazilian forward Neymar, who’s flanked by Kevin...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 Mortal Kombat 11's Cover Looks Like a Mortal Kombat Cover

    Will Ronda Rousey voice Sonya?

    This is Mortal Kombat 11’s box art – it looks like Mortal Kombat box art. You expected more from this article? Well, what do you want us to say? It’s got Scorpion on it. It’s yellow. It says Mortal Kombat 11 on it. It’s got the guy from The 1975’s tattoo in the background, which is a bit weird, but maybe Ed...

  • 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 Resident Evil 2's Cover Channels Classic Key Art

    Collector's Edition also announced

    Resident Evil 2, the anticipated survival horror remake announced just weeks ago at E3 2018, hosted a prominent panel at San Diego Comic Con earlier today, where Capcom revealed the box art for the title. The image, which shows protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield standing back-to-back, is clearly...

  • 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

    Ink-redible

    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 PlayStation VR's About to Make Your PS4 Box Art Messy Again

    Oh joy

    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...

  • E3 2016 Sadly, The Last Guardian's PS4 Box Art Sucks

    Bird turd

    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

  • News PS4 Exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn's Box Art Is Predictably Beautiful

    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,...

  • News Gosh Darn, The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine's PS4 Box Art Is Pure Hype

    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, while...

  • News No Man's Sky's PS4 Box Art Is So Beautiful You'll Want the Blu-ray

    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...

  • 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 Here's the Box Art for That Quantic Dream PS4 Collection

    #EmotionEngine

    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...

  • News Street Fighter V Scores Console Exclusive Box Branding

    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...

  • 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...

  • E3 2015 Harmonix Shows Off Rock Band 4's Box Art, Says to Stay Tuned to E3

    Rock on

    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...

  • News Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Unleashes the Angst in PS4 Box Art

    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

  • News Dragon Quest Heroes' PS4 Box Art Slimes Your Screens

    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

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Box Art Has Pretty Bad Posture

    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...

  • News Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's Potential PS4 Pack Art Sure Looks Moody

    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...

  • Weirdness What if Publishers Were Forced to Use ClipArt for Game Covers?

    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...

  • News The World Champion Shows Who's the Boss on the WWE 2K15 Cover

    Don't mess

    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...

  • News PS Vita Exclusive Freedom Wars' Box Art May Require Sunglasses to Look At

    Bright beasts

    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,...

  • News This Is One PS4 Box That You Probably Won't Be Seeing on Western Store Shelves

    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...

  • 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...

  • News Destiny's Box Art Should Tide You Over Until Tomorrow's Trailer

    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...

  • GamesCom 2013 Gran Turismo 6 May Evolve into a Full Sequel on PS4

    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

  • GamesCom 2013 Evolution Steers DriveClub Pre-Order Details Online

    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...

  • 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 Beyond: Two Souls' Cover Could Have Featured Ellen Page Holding a Gun

    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...

  • 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...