Shenmue III's Placeholder Box Art Is Hilarious

Skeptical fans already had a few pretty solid reasons to hold on to their money, like Sony’s ambiguously defined involvement in production. Today in a campaign update they announced that all contributors at $60 or higher can now opt in for a physical PS4 copy of the game, something a lot of folks had requested as an option.

But for placeholder art they’re using the same key art you’ll find all over the campaign page (more than 20 times), and when they place that image and the hokey title font onto a mockup of a PS4 game box it just looks so much worse.

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Snookies121141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

Seriously? People are complaining about a mock up box art now? Here's a little hint for those that don't understand what 'placeholders' are. They're not the final version...

Relientk771141d ago

I think they have too much time on their hands

nicksetzer11141d ago

Literally what I came to say. Since when does a placeholder for the boxart (not even the actual box art itself) determine the value of a game?

Ansolutely idiotic.

mac_sparrow1140d ago

It's simply another, frankly pathetic, attempt to try and stall Shenmue's kickstarter. People, and supposed gamers, spent years calling for it and now we're getting it they're nit picking simply because it was announced on a Sony stage. It's on pc too you guys, no need to give money to a company you hate.

Personally, saw this and upgraded my pledge.

Oh and Kotaku, this is nothing more or less than what I expect of you; and no, that isn't a compliment.

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HeartlessGamer1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

This dude actually thinks this is the final box art?

It's people like him that ruin the kickstarter

OB1Biker1141d ago

It sounds more like a hate campaign in the media. It could be because that obviously bring clicks and is easy to write about.
Seems weird to me that the media is trying to find even ridiculous angles to shoot it though

Nyxus1141d ago

"When I saw that mockup this morning I tweeted this: like why would anybody look at this image and think "yes the person who made this mockup deserves my money"

Well, congratulations, you made an idiotic tweet. Certainly worthy of an article.

pwnsause_returns1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

and then theres this asshole.....

Seriously if your're complaining about Proof of concept stuff, then you should give up gaming forever....

its there to show that a physical copy exists.

OB1Biker1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

To sum up the author

'I don’t like the Shenmue III Kickstarter and anyway I dont like funding other people’s creative endeavor...'

'People must hold on to their money, because umm like Sony’s involvement in production is ummm ...ambiguously defined ..' (specially by the media)

'I dont like the placeholder art and I made a funny tweet about it... look... lol Im so clever...'

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