Hideo Kojima explains how he and his team came up with the different box arts for the Japanese and North American versions of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
It makes sense with the CO OP thing. Japanese houses are smaller and closer to each other where friends can easily meet and play one another. Plus, Japan is handheld crazy so most likely the lady that lives next to you has one too. In the west, it's not like that. But, the Western boxart is cooler if you ask me.
hate the Japanese box but the western box is magnificent... best boxart ive seen for a while!
The western one looks like any generic war game with snake's head stuck on the cover. Most 12 year olds would probably think it looks badass but other than that it looks like a typical FPS cover. The fact that the majority of N4G enjoys the generic war game box art is no surprise to me, considering N4G. While the Japanese one is a brilliant Yellow, with a neat design that actually makes it look like a Metal Gear game. Also, the four people on cover really make it feel like the team based, action stealth TPS it actually is.
solo infiltration action .. sweet words ..
lol, that sure is an innuendo huh? Where's the young Eva in the game?
Yeah, i want her to be in the game too with many innuendos like in MGS3... Eva and Big Boss' wrestling match... Naked Snake got pwned!
even the boxart mean something damn!, kojima sir your just amazing! love the two covers! its a win!
I dunno about "brilliant" because it's actually quite standard. The packaging is almost never slapped on without consideration for the message it conveys.
actually it's simple enough to convey the intended message ..besides we all know the story mind-f*ck is inside the game not on the cover
Western is very badass, I really like the Japanese Cover cause of the bright yellow, it really stands out.
I love the Western box art but im not too sure about the Japanese one, too kiddish for me. I really hope MGS:PW is like a MGS5 for the PSP, as Kojima said thats what he wanted it to be.
both of them look really awesome. The Western Box art crazy So I'm happy with it.
The Western art is absolutely incredible, by far my favourite MGS pack shot ever.
I simply just like they way it's presented, it looks very unique and eye-catching. But I must admit, that westernized box art has got to be the most kickass I've ever seen! -End statement
Agreed. Bubble for you.
I can definitely see what Kojima is thinking. Either way though, both box arts are good.
I like what he has done with the box arts, not by just making it "appeal" to different audience but why he placed certain graphics there and its purpose, remarkable fella
i personally like the jap box art more, its bright, and i love the whole "4 person on peace symbol idea". The western box art on the other hand is so typical.
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