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 bold. He’s holding up three fingers to reiterate that this is, in fact, the third title in the franchise.
Whether the full game itself will have a Biblical theme remains to be seen, but Eurogamer.net has spotted some religious messages in the reveal trailer. The title’s due out on 13th September by the way – that’s currently unconfirmed but it’s leaked so many times now that there’s very little doubt about its legitimacy.
Jesus Christ that box art looks great.
Might not win Game of the Year, but they’ve got Box Art of the Year locked down.
The concept and conceptual design are awesome, the realization is...boring, i guess?
The hand gesture is also the scouts salute.
I like it. Hopefully, if the game gets a complete edition in the future, they don't clutter it with needless game scores and quotes from reviews.
Its certainly a great piece of artwork and I like the characters incorporated in the roses - subtle as I didn't notice until I saw the bigger picture of the cover.
I wonder how long before its 'changed' because of a group of people complaining - even if they had no intention of buying it anyway - there is bound to be someone that takes this artwork far too seriously!!
Yeah I can't see this being the final release cover. There's bound to be quite a few people who are cross with it and will most likely complain on Twitter.
@ApostateMage I’m not sure, those people are the sort that Borderlands would poke fun at so I think this is very much on purpose. They can sacrifice a few religious gamers for a wider appeal among the ones that watch South Park and the like.
Absolutely gorgeous. Man is it nice to see such a refreshing box art! Over the years it seems cover art get's more generic with every release. Games are a creative art-form and should be reflected on the box as such!
I didn't notice all the faces in the roses the first time. That box art is fantastic and fits perfectly the series lack of seriousness.
@ApostateMage Why not? Far Cry 5 did it. I sure hope they won't let a handful of angry people who might not even be interested in the game influence their decisions.
That's a great cover! I ****ing love it! Hahaha!
Does anyone feel like it has some Buddha themes and stuff to it too? It doesn’t feel like it’s entirely a Christian thing when I look ait it, as much I feel like it’s central religious figures in general. He has the robes, but the way they’re open isn’t very remincent of Christ to me, they remind more of Buddha, while the pose is more Christian.
@Jaz007 Definitely Christian in my eyes; Roman Catholic in fact. The grenade in the centre is laid out exactly as the Sacred Heart even with the thorns wrapped around it.
As a practicing Catholic I honestly don’t feel any animosity towards the cover. I can understand how some may see it as disrespectful but I see it kind of a parody making use of an artistic design; of which there have been many in many faiths over millennia. Definitely not mean spirited so you’d have to be pretty sensitive to find this troublesome, so no issues here. The staff’s pretty cool too.
Borderlands has never clicked with me; gave it a shot and the whole “loot & shoot” became dull over time so I dropped it in the end. Still I acknowledge it has quite a following and they’ve been looking forward to this.
I like it very much. The cover is both colorful and has a specific angle to it, in this case, the Messiah. As a devout Christian myself, I don't see any particular problem with this kind of thing. Quite the opposite, I find this unique and funny.
@FX102A Nice explanation, I thought it may have been more than one religion, but I may be wrong. I agree it doesn’t come across as disrespectful. I feel like there be a point of what phonies try to do in the games artistic side, or even misuse a good image when I look at this.
@Jaz007 I feel like they're working off this, to be honest:
I like it aesthetically, but would have preferred them find a way for the psycho to aim three finger guns at himself
The Psycho is holding up 3 fingers because it is Borderlands 3. Clever
@WrightStuff I wouldn't say you guys are extinct, maybe endangered species is more accurate 😏
@themcnoisy Thanks for the blasphemy.
@Zukato I'm a non-Catholic Christian and this is a spoof of a classic Catholic icon of Jesus. I find it offensive either way. If I had any interest in the game (and I don't), I would not buy it on that basis.
@doctommaso sorry brother round our parts using jesus christ as power words rather than swearing or using horrible words is considered fine.
How dya feel about Oh my God! Is that okay?
Or how about Mary mother of Jesus! I use that quite a lot too?
I didn't even consider it Blasphemy.
@WrightStuff Alive and kicking, bro!
@themcnoisy Maybe my response to you was a bit strongly worded but yeah I would consider it such based on the second commandment. Thanks for the reply.
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