Designer stubble

There’s been a lot of talk about bad box art over the past couple of weeks, which makes the arrival of BioShock Infinite’s final cover timely to say the least. The wrapper – which leads prominently with protagonist Booker DeWitt – shows the lead character pouting with a shotgun nestled on his shoulder. There’s also a blimp in the background, and a burning American flag.

While there’s nothing inherently wrong with the image, it sure looks plain for a franchise that's recognised for its strong art direction. Compare it to the covers of the previous two BioShock games, and we’re not sure it’s got the same pizzazz.

Still, the image reconfirms that the PlayStation 3 version of the adventure will bundle both PlayStation Move support and a complimentary copy of the first title in the series. We suppose that’s something to be thankful for at least.