I'll be honest here: I'm not actually all that interested in this title. Like most folks, I used to drool over every screenshot and video I came across of this platformer's console-based predecessors. After reading a bunch of ho-hum impressions of the first LittleBigPlanet, though, the series basically fell off my radar.
Still, I'm always a sucker for good--or at least interesting--box art, which is where this particular blog post comes in. While perusing NeoGAF a week or so ago, I came across LittleBigPlanet Vita's Japanese box art and thought, "Hmmm, I like the looks of that!" A few clicks of the keyboard later, I found myself staring at--and, yes, liking--this portable platformer's European and North American covers, too.
The question is: Which LittleBigPlanet Vita cover illustration do I like best? Before I respond, let's take a little look-see at each of the contenders, shall we?
Actually, the following illustration can't actually be called a contender, as it won't appear on this game's packaging in any region, as far as I'm aware. Because a number of European and North American retailers used it as a placeholder image on their websites, though, I decided to include it here. (By the way, the game is set to hit Australia and Europe on Sept. 19, Japan on Sept. 20 and North America on Sept. 25.)
The box art that eventually took its place on the aforementioned sites can be seen below.
As is typically the case, LittleBigPlanet Vita's Japanese cover art is quite different from that of its western counterparts:
As for which piece of box art I prefer: If the Japanese cover's background were light blue like the background of the European/North American cover, I'd go with it in a heartbeat, as I prefer the more colorful and whimsical nature of that creation. As it stands, though, I'm going to say it's a tie between the two.
What do all of you think? Do you have a favorite when it comes to LittleBigPlanet Vita's cover imagery?
See also: Previous 'Which Box Art is Better?' posts