Sony Computer Entertainment America will be offering an alternative print out box art for Heavy Rain on the Playstation.Blog around the time the game launches.
this is rather worrying. They should show more faith in their product. Surely their focus groups and market tests told them which art to go with?
A lot of fans, myself included asked them. I bugged them on Twitter and on the blog. They listened to the fans, that's a great thing. I find the official NA boxart fugly. It will take 2 minutes to print it out and replace it. :)
Quick question for anyone that knows. I heard that this game would be change in some territories from its original version. Will the US version be changed at all?
It's worrying to have the option to print up the European boxart and replace your NA cover with it? You should think before you speak. It's not like they are canning the NA boxart because there was an uproar. They saw people prefered the EU boxart (I know i like it better for it's simplicity) and gave us the option to get it. I think they made the NA boxart different because it looks more action packed and will probably get more people to buy it. I think their marketing groups in NA did a great job of making the boxart appeal to more people because in my eyes it does. The NA is more interesting because of all the things going on but like I said, I prefer the simplisity of the EU boxart.
@kwicksandz What? Why they have to worry about when the CONSUMERS are asking them that the cover is not as good as the European, is just the COVER pal, not the Game lol
do one label on the front... and have the other on the reverse side...i was so shocked when i pulled out the cover then flipped it... months later i wanted to play again
They did some sort of scheme like this with all the "old" PS3 box-art before the slim came along. That big red PS3 square on the side really pissed me off, and the Spiderman font has always been Fugly. It's a shame I have to look at my wonderful new copies of Borderlands, Assassin's Creed 2 and Dragon Age, and then have it look out of place next to my EU Uncharted 2, LittleBigPlanet and Metal Gear 4...well box-art wise anyway. On-topic anyway...I love the EU one compared to American. Gamesradar.com had a great comparison of EU + Japan / American Cover changes.
http://s1.cdcovers.cc/6bdfe... The new cover looks a lot better on R1. http://s1.cdcovers.cc/53a79...
What are you talking about? The new font sucks sh*t. PS3 box art used to look distinctive, now it just looks like it's trying to copy everyone else.
Distinctive? Definately. But it wasn't very attractive, or sleek, or cool, or any of the things that are associated with PS3, PS2 or PS1. I love my 60gig model, but I'm still annoyed by the unsightly "Spiderman 3" font plastered across the middle of the body. But looking like everyone else? The current "redesign" is finally more in-tune with the classic box design on all PS2 and PSP game cases. I don't know who you a referring to by "Everyone else".
The spiderman font never bothered me at all; however, the lack consistency bothers me greatly now. I have only 1 game that has the new art and stands out against the 20+ other games that have the red emblem. I wish that the new PS3 emblem was the same size as the red one, so that there wasn't a change in size when I look at the side of the boxes.
Does it really matter to anybody? You look at the game case whenever you put the game away for 2 seconds.
The American cover does look quite bland compared to EU's atmospheric cover, but I would never be bothered with going out of my way to replace it just so it would look prettier. While I actually play the game, the cover will be tucked away in the shelf anyways. With that said, some more rain would have done wonders for the American cover.
Hey Sony, if so many people hate it, why don't you just change it! European cover looks much better than American...
what's up with the different cover in the 1st place?
You can't read the title on the box without looking at Madison's chest. I am certain that was done on purpose, and I am certain it will prove effective in garnering more sales. It does not matter to me however. I have this game preordered and paid in full already.
I thought the US boxart was similar to the EU's except with newspaper articles in the background instead of rain. I have to agree everyone that this new boxart is worse than the original US boxart along with preferred EU boxart.
They should just print the EU cover on the back of US cover. That way people can choose their cover, Red Alert 3 did the same thing.
I can see where everyone is coming from. It's like they have to send a different message to the US gamers in order to grab their attention(someone holding a gun on the front and cleavage). Does it really make that much of a difference?
Never underestimate the selling power of cleavage.
They want to make sure many ppl buy it, just from seeing the cover! Personally, EU is more like it!
i get what everyone else is saying about the covers. But the NA cover is designed with a movie poster in mind. This is so it flows with the publicity for the game, as it is being hyped as a interactive murder mystery movie experience.
This game is no buy for me until I can find a copy under $30.
The EU cover isnt bad either.
Are you kidding me? I like the US one better. Maybe they should make it so the UK can print the US box art too!
gee, thnx Sony. Now buy me a printer.
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