It doesn't take much for a zombie game to catch my attention. Really, all it has to do is include zombies--and lots of them.
OK, good box art often helps, too. After all, it kind of puts me in the mood to mow down zombies, you know?
Speaking of good, filled-with-zombies box art, I'd definitely use those words to describe the covers that have been created for Techland's Dead Island (trailers here), an open-world, survival-horror game that will be released for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on Sept. 6 in North America and Sept. 9 in Europe. (I'm guessing the Japanese version will be released in September, too, although I can't say that with certainty at the moment.)
As far as I'm aware, for instance, this piece of art will appear on all regular versions (i.e., in all territories) of Dead Island:
The following illustration, on the other hand, will grace the cover of a limited edition that will be released in Europe:
Honestly, I'd call the latter piece of box art the better of the two if it weren't a bit too close in execution to the covers that appeared on European releases of Resident Evil 4. Since that's not the case, though, I'm going to declare the stormy standard version the winner of this edition of "Which Box Art is Better?"
That's just my opinion, though. What's yours?
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