206 posts tagged boxart
Glorious Shin Megami IV OST box ⊟
I’ve embedded an unboxing of the recently released Shin Megami Tensei IV OST posted by @xanthax after the break. There’s not too much exciting stuff included in the set besides the neat sticker and the five million tracks on the four discs, but this was a great excuse to share this legendary cover that we somehow never posted when it was originally unveiled. It’s so awesome and perfect and I would not mind having that framed as a poster in my office.
Never seen that with a 3DS game cover ⊟
You can see what I mean when you skip to the 2:18 mark of this LinandKo unboxing for Harvest Moon: Connect to a New World. At first it looks like the inside cover is taking advantage of the box’s eco-friendly gaps, as we’ve seen in some other designs, but when you pull out the jacket, it’s a spot-the-difference game! Marvelous AQL is giving people plenty of value for their money with this 2-in-1 game pack.
Did you know that this is the fastest-selling Harvest Moon release in Japan? It’s already moved 131,000 copies during its first week in stores there, nearly exceeding Marvelous AQL’s lifetime forecast of 150,000. The series has performed well on 3DS, but something about this entry must have really resonated with buyers. Maybe it’s the Angora rabbits?
If you can’t wait for Natsume to announce/release this game for the West, here are some English “Let’s Play” videos posted by LinandKo.
Mario Golf: World Tour boxes for Japan, U.S. ⊟
Japan wins again, mostly for making sure that Mario’s shirt and overalls didn’t fade in the wash. Don’t forget to wash your colors in cold, y’all.
Though Mario might not even be running his outfits in the washing machine, since he’s playing underwater anyway.
Ace Attorney 123's boxart, charms tho ⊟
When people in Japan preorder Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection from the E-Capcom shop, they’ll not only get the standard bonuses (desktop wallpaper and a remixed music track), they will receive a cute 7cm charm randomly selected from a set of three.
Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Boxart ⊟
There’s a lot of emphasis here on the animals, what with the new Safari feature being introduced to Harvest Moon: Connect to a New World. This releases in Japan on February 27. Don’t forget that North American publisher Natsume is selling a few of its games with a $10 discount on the eShop, including its Harvest Moon 3DS titles.
MAQL going HAM with Senran Kagura's EU release ⊟
First off, Senran Kagura Burst will get a physical release in Europe, instead of the eShop-only treatment the brawler received in the U.S. Europe wins again.
And MAQL Europe isn’t half-stepping with the cover — this is the full step here. Offensive or not, I am in awe of the publisher’s nerve. While its parent company picked a relatively subdued design for Japan’s boxart, the publisher was like “go hard or go home” for the EU cover. It’s going hard.
There’s a European trailer for the game and what looks like a robust(y) community on the official site.
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Bravely Default collector’s edition boxart for U.S. ⊟
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New LovePlus+ boxart and 3DS XL ⊟
I almost forgot that Konami announced another one of these updated games for the dating sim series. I always find the odd text on the packaging for these releases amusing: “We travel 365 days a year. Laughing in the rain, holding your hand under the sun. Our journey has just begun… LOVEPLUS”
No surprise that there will be three limited edition 3DS XLs for each of the game’s love interests, which Konami seems to do with each update. When these hit Japan next spring, each ¥32,000 ($320) set will include “the game, a 40-page visual & creation book, an illustration sheet with drawings of the lady in question, and a binaural CD with ten minutes of her engaging in intimate conversation with you,” according to Crunchyroll.
Didn’t know Rune Factory 4 did this! ⊟
Not many 3DS games release in North America with inside cover art that takes advantage of these eco-friendly boxes! There’s Kid Icarus: Uprising and… Maybe something else I’m missing?
[Update: Commenters and peeps on Twitter have pointed out that Theatrhythm, Kingdom Hearts 3D, and Nintendogs have had this inside cover art too]
Attack on Titan 3DS boxart ⊟
Along with this box design, we also now have a minute-long gameplay trailer for the licensed 3DS game — you can see a lot of swinging around town with the 3D Maneuver Gear here. I think it looks fun, but almost everyone else is saying this is trash?
All in for Gaist Crusher ⊟
I get more and more hyped every time I see something new for this Treasure-developed game, like this Japanese packaging with the Treasure-esque color-coded characters.
The new three-minute Tokyo Game Show trailer, which shows off some Sengoku Basara content, looks great too. Based on the video and TGS impressions, this is sounding like Capcom’s anime-ish intro to the Monster Hunster series for kids. Gaist Crusher will release in Japan on December 5 (no plans for the West yet).
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This Japanese boxart is real, and it’s amazing ⊟
Metal Max is such a weird series. It’s got dogs with bazookas strapped to their backs, chainsaw launchers, and apparently now motorcycle/women hybrids. I wonder why it’s been so long since one of these games made it out of Japan.