199 posts tagged boxart
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.
U.S. and Japanese Wind Waker HD covers compared
The North American boxes for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker are once again getting the gold treatment. It looks kinda gross…
New Wind Waker HD footage and details that weren’t mentioned in this morning’s Nintendo Direct after the break:
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD's Japanese boxart
You can preorder the North American version of this game, along with other upcoming Legend of Zelda stuff at the links below:
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- The Legend of Zelda Box Set of game guides (now $108)
It’s one of the best franchises in the world, guys.
Etrian Odyssey Untold's boxart and release date
Despite reported problems at its parent company, Atlus USA will still release Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl to North America this fall, delivering the 3DS remake for the series’ first game on October 1 for $39.99 — no word yet if there will be any extra thrown in with retail copies.
I tried this out at E3, and it played and looked a lot like Etrian Odyssey IV, updating the original 2007 game with 3D graphics, an orchestrated soundtrack option, animated cutscenes from Madhouse, fresh dungeon layouts, and other new content and conveniences.
There’s also the new Story Mode with pre-made characters, a first for the series. I asked Atlus what was the deal with the game’s story trailer spoiling a late-game twist from the original Etrian Odyssey, and I was told that presumably it’s not seen as a big spoiler in this one, as it looks like that big reveal is sacrificed to introduce key plot points early in the campaign.
New Adventure Time and Regular Show 3DS boxarts
You can click these dudes to see bigger versions, if that’s what you’re into, or if you want to make sure Mordecai is wearing a fanny pack and not a red diaper for some reason.
I was so ready to play these games at E3, but D3P told me it was still too early to show them. :o( Both are scheduled to ship this fall for 3DS — Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW will also release for Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's Western box
Yay! Like the last Mario & Luigi game, the covers for the Western editions will almost exactly match their Japanese counterparts (the European packaging is shown above, but the North American box is pretty much the same with just a different rating system).
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Fresh as hell Pokémon X/Y boxarts
The designs are essentially the same for North America and Europe, aside from the local ratings boxes. Which one do you intend to pick up — Pokémon ElkSwag or Pokémon Come At Me Bro?
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Ace Attorney 5's Japanese boxart, LE extras
So, by the looks of this game’s new prosecutor/antagonist, this is going to be a Guilty Gear crossover or whatevs. Nice feather.
Capcom will put out an Extended Edition for the game that will include the cute case pictured above, as well as a Figurine Edition that will include a mystery item. Maybe it’s the figurine. And then there’s the Limited Edition that includes both. Everything here releases on July 25.