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BioShock Infinite Will Have Reversible Box Art

IGN: Irrational has announced that BioShock Infinite will have reversible box art. After the game’s box art was shown off earlier this month, some fans weren't impressed and Irrational is now letting them vote for what they’d like to see on the other side. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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chadboban  +   645d ago
Seriously, after the reaction to the initial box art, who didn't see this coming?
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Kingdom Come  +   645d ago
It's great that Irrational is catering for those of who have requested alternative covers nonetheless, despite how ridiculously overblown the entire situation has been. As for the alternatives themselves, I love the propaganda-like artwork of the Songbird covers, they're stunning. I also believe the second Dewitt/Elisabeth cover to be a much stronger identity for "Bioshock Infinite"'s box art, showing both characters emphasises that the game will be massively character driven and that the game has heart and isn't just a trigger-happy shooter.
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Jinkies  +   645d ago
This is brillaint

This is why people need to complain more over things which they don't like, if no one said anything then we would of gotten nothing.

Sure it's such a small thing but it just shows you how much gamers can do when they speak out. I just hate those who tell people to shut up or that they are crybabies.

I would choose this one

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/w...

or for it's artistic look

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/w...

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/w...
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execution17  +   645d ago
the second pic looks pretty sweet
Ducky  +   645d ago
Some credit should also go to Irrational for finding a way to please the fans over a relatively trivial matter.

As for the cover, I'm having a hard time picking between the two artistic ones. =/
Pozzle  +   645d ago
Oh, I really like the second artistic one.

If it was sitting on a game store shelf, both artistic cones would definitely catch my eye.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   645d ago
Still would have gotten an amazing game. Art is awesome but was the cover so bad that they had to do this?? Were these "fans" going to pass on the game because of the box art?? The average gamer is such a homo.
Roccetarius  +   644d ago
I would've chosen this one as well.

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/w...

That or the second one you linked. It sends a better message about the game for me.
Conzul  +   643d ago
Wish there was a horizontal version of the 2nd artistic one, that would be on my PS3 background faster than greased lightning....
Oh_Yeah  +   645d ago
Box art doesn't really matter to me, though I do find it corny when they put a character on box art.
Blacklash93  +   644d ago
I see no reason to complain about more stuff for your money. There's been a few games I've flipped the cover for because I liked the back one better.

I'm voting for #4 with Songbird. He's basically the new Big Daddy and I think it would fit in very well next to Bioshock 1's cover (to have him the poster-whateverthatis). The exact art in question here isn't what I'd call perfect, but what can you do?

Ideally I'd have the box art get Songbird taking a menacing, vaguely oppressive stance with a depressed/frightened Elizabeth under him. Maybe Booker in the backround making his way toward them on a skyline with a representative glance of Columbia on the side. It would relate the game's characters and setting in a single badass image with parallels to the original Bioshock's box art to boot.
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MariaHelFutura  +   645d ago
This whole situation is getting a bit ridiculous.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   645d ago
Yes, I'd personally rather have the game amazingly polished, they should worry about that first. If this game ends up not being nearly as good as the original Bioshock we'll still have the double sided box art right???
mynameisEvil  +   645d ago
What, do you REALLY think they've halted game development over the box? No, the art team is pretty much already done. So, rather than have them sit on their asses all day doing absolutely nothing, bored out of their minds, they can actually draw and make some cover art.

Besides, the art you see in this article have been completed for at least 6 months. Hell, we know some of that art was used for the GameInformer covers from early 2011. Nothing is detracting from time spent polishing the game people, so calm your dicks. The game will be as good as it was always going to be. :P
GreenRanger  +   645d ago
I won't be satisfied until the cover has three sides.
chadboban  +   645d ago
This made me laugh.
darkride66  +   645d ago
I won't be happy until games come with those fold in covers, like MAD magazine.

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Double_Oh_Snap  +   645d ago
Vote, I choose 6 and either that or #4 should have been boxart imo.
http://irrationalgames.com/...
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MidnytRain  +   645d ago
I voted for 4.
Conzul  +   643d ago
Oh God yes, SIX!

4 will win though, it's ahead by 10% and 6 is in 2nd place :(
IIC0mPLeXII  +   645d ago
No mp, 1999 mode, and reversible better box art....goty already. Irrational gets loads of respect.
Axonometri  +   645d ago
Not that I was concerned about the original art... Liz is so strikingly beautiful piece of art... my vote has to go with her being out in front. The feeling also captures the spirit of the game.

My vote went to #5
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yaz288  +   645d ago
same here .. its gorgeous!
SaffronCurse  +   645d ago
Nice, it's great they're doing this.
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JohnApocalypse  +   645d ago
Thank Christ! I hope Design 6 will win
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blue_flowers  +   645d ago
design #6 or #4 are currently in the lead and they are great examples of what box art should be, ART! giving a game such as bioshock infinite a generic cover art like the original does all the creativity put into the game a great disservice, it makes it look like it would be just another generic shooter. hopefully #6 wins!
TisMayo  +   645d ago
Design 6 all the way.

Seriously this is very cool of Irrational. Much respect.
HurstDarkStar  +   645d ago
That 6th one is great to the eyes
MetalProxy  +   645d ago
Agreed! I really like the 6th one and the forth pic is also cool, but it has way to much red.
Loki86  +   645d ago
Design 4, amazing concept and a totally unique approach to box art. Looks like a graphic novel cover.
porkChop  +   645d ago
Ooooh I like number 4. The red one. Such a nice color and a very interesting design, doesn't even seem like traditional boxart. I love it. Seems like something you'd see in the Criterion Collection.
yaz288  +   645d ago
lol .. this shit is funny

I actually liked the 5th one the most .. and I am actually shocked to see the result.

the 4th one .. too many red, it would be cool in special addition box.. and it feels like a cover for a book.
the 6th one .. is ugly, it gave an old feeling to the game.. if I would see this on stores, definitely not gonna buy .. however I already know the game is awesome so ..

they better stick with some realistic graphics.. the 5th cover is just so sexy and it scream in my face compared to the rest. as art goes I like the second cover more than the 4th and 5th. the first is the worst by far.
kingPoS  +   645d ago
Awesome art is reversible awesome art.
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R3DRAIN89  +   645d ago
Thats cool how they make the fans somewhat involved in this work of art.
timmyp53  +   645d ago
Why the heck are people voting for 4. Click 6 now!
vandal GAB  +   644d ago
Couldn't give a monkeys about the box art I will be getting the digital download version from Steam..
CaptCalvin  +   644d ago
Personally, since he said he's got a favorite, we should just go with his favorite. We always said that we love Bioshock for its uniqueness and creativity behind it right? Now that they're given the opportunity to come up with whatever they want, we can be rest assured that it wont be influenced by shareholders/publishers and should let their creativity run its course.
Acquiesc3  +   644d ago
Anything on the right side. Preferably the bottom right.
jakmckratos  +   644d ago
Oh my friggin god who cares about box art..you were gonna get the game before it even had placeholder artwork...it doesn't matter whatthe cover looks like it's the game inside the box you're gonna be buying. ANyone who purchases this game solely on something so superfluous as it's cover is kind of a moron.Do you go to a restaurant because of it's logo? No you go for the food..do you watch a movie based on a promo poster? No you go because the concept excites you. People need to stop bitching about a box that you're just going to look at it's spine for the most part while it's in you're library
Seraphemz  +   644d ago
I cant believe there is all this issue about the cover art....and now Irrational is feeding into this madness.
mayberry  +   644d ago
I change my box art on all my PS3 1st party games. Not too many people know about it I guess. The gamestop I go to still says my games are the only ones they have seen reversed.
Hayabusa 117  +   644d ago
I actually didn't care about the cover art, until I saw how much better (some) of these alternate ones are.

If anything, I'm more put-off by this cover art debacle because they've admitted they're trying to appeal to a mass audience. If they can sacrifice their art for the cover, I'm pretty sure they're gona do that else where in the game.

yes, yes, I know, it'll be a good game regardless, but so is Black Ops 2, and I'm still not buying that either.
Conzul  +   643d ago
BO2 and Bioshock Infinite aren't even in the same class. One is multiplayer mashed-potatoes and the other is caviar.

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