Batman: Arkham City's box art may be the best I've seen.

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#1 Edited by Louise_Cypher (9 posts) -
Box Art

As a someone who just loves everything to do with Batman I am amazed by this box art. I just love how in first glance it looks so simple but on closer look you can tell just how amazing it is.

The Black batman on a white background which to me symbolizes how he is different than rest of the world. How Batman is featured in foreground while rest of the city is in the background which to me means how Batman stands alone in his quest for justice. Notice how Gotham City is shrouded in fog which can mean how everyone is unaware of the danger , or the way people tend to ignore issues that makes them feel uncomfortable, and Batman is the only one which sight is not obscured by clouds. The last but favorite part is the splashes of blood on his glove and face which to me symbolizes how Batman is capable of the same level of brutality as the people he chases.

Great job on this Rocksteady. I hope other developers learn from you.

To me this is the greatest box art I've seen since the original box art to ICO.

#2 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

looks like he's crying tears of blood to me, but hey whatever floats your boat (I still think metro 2033's boxart is my favorite)

#3 Posted by Galiant (2178 posts) -

You're probably reading too much into it, but yeah, sure looks great.

#4 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

black/white is the new blue/orange

#5 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I think you're reading too much into it as well, though I think it looks mediocre. :3

#6 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

Nosebleed.

#7 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Did he just punch himself in the nose?

#8 Posted by Chaser324 (6315 posts) -

Doesn't hold a candle to that ICO box art, imo.

It doesn't really seem like anything all that special to me. I think I actually like the Arkham Asylum box art a bit more.

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#9 Posted by coakroach (2488 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

Did he just punch himself in the nose?

Great, cant unsee.

#10 Posted by Redbullet685 (6024 posts) -

It's alright. I know there are games with better boxarts.

#11 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

@coakroach said:

@ryanwho said:

Did he just punch himself in the nose?

Great, cant unsee.

Its just. He's on top of a building. there's no dude around. So what the hell am I supposed to think. I woulda had like a hand gripping the edge of the building so he doesn't look like a crazy person punching at the wind.

#12 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

Did he just punch himself in the nose?

it's a by-product of running out of bad guys to pursue

#13 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

I think it looks alright. Did you just come out of a critical thinking class? Sounds like it, cause that's the kind of stuff I used to do in my class. Or maybe that was art appreciation. Probably, but whatever.

#14 Posted by DrSnaqrite (37 posts) -

I think the gargoyle shows how Batman is totes goth.

Also how the stealth is still gonna be kind of simple. Not that that's a bad thing.

#15 Posted by sungahymn (986 posts) -

FAN BOY ALERT!

Seriously though, you're reading too much into it.

#16 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -

meh

#17 Posted by DerekDanahy (864 posts) -

OP you seem like the type of guy who would read The Red Wheelbarrow and write a 6 page analysis of it.

#18 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19307 posts) -

Oh wow, they changed it? That's great, because I hated the previous one: 

#19 Posted by solidejake (484 posts) -

That's the best cover you have ever seen?

#20 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

Not bad but Borderlands has the best of this gen.

#21 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10461 posts) -

You forgot about this one:

Yes. I went there.

#22 Posted by EveretteScott (1449 posts) -

@Animasta said:

looks like he's crying tears of blood to me, but hey whatever floats your boat (I still think metro 2033's boxart is my favorite)

Oobvious splattered blood if you look at it. I don't see whee you get 'tears'.

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#23 Posted by EveretteScott (1449 posts) -

@Dany said:

black/white is the new blue/orange

Black and white is hundreds of years old, bro.

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#24 Posted by GigaMunch (98 posts) -

DAT SHADE EFFECT

#25 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

ehh I don't even know what good box art is anymore

#26 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5137 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:

You forgot about this one:

Yes. I went there.

#27 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

Dark Soul has a better cover

#28 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

As others said I think you're reading further into this box art much more than the artist intended, but it's still a very nice piece of artwork.

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#29 Posted by probablytuna (3533 posts) -

It's good but it isn't that good.

#30 Posted by TheKramer89 (422 posts) -

pretty sure that's not real...

#31 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

@sins_of_mosin said:

Not bad but Borderlands has the best of this gen.

I'm sure there's one I liked more that I can't think of off the top of my head, but the Borderlands box art is definitely up there.

#32 Posted by Landon (4130 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

You forgot about this one:

Yes. I went there.

#33 Edited by NinjaHunter (972 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

Did he just punch himself in the nose?

Turns out all of those thugs Batman was beating up is just him punching himself in the face.

#34 Posted by Gabriel (4055 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

Oh wow, they changed it? That's great, because I hated the previous one:

This cover is better.

#35 Posted by Tearhead (2151 posts) -

You sound like me when I'm trying to bullshit an Art History paper.

#36 Posted by TheKramer89 (422 posts) -

@NinjaHunter said:

@ryanwho said:

Did he just punch himself in the nose?

Turns out all of those thugs Batman was beating up is just him punching himself in the face.

so that's the twist? way to ruin the game, asshole.

#37 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

I honestly don't like it...not a fan of all the white, its too bright lol

#38 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

Meh, I'm just not a big fan of the bulky batman model they use.

I would also like to point out that the OP gave me the most pretentious analysis of a cover art I've ever heard.

#39 Posted by ShaggE (6321 posts) -

@sins_of_mosin said:

Not bad but Borderlands has the best of this gen.

Until you notice the dicknose. Then it's ruined forever. (or enhanced, some might argue)

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#41 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

@Landon said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

You forgot about this one:

Yes. I went there.

#42 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

@EveretteScott said:

@Dany said:

black/white is the new blue/orange

Black and white is hundreds of years old, bro.

You guys are both wrong, this is black/white/red

#43 Edited by Ghostiet (5223 posts) -

The best cover anyone has ever seen is Super Meat Boy's PC cover.

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#44 Posted by Jerome85 (258 posts) -

Lol. No.

#45 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

That's okay, definitely very very far from the best I've seen though. I don't care for the aesthetic, and just like the last game Batman looks too clean and modern.

#46 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

He looks aggressive and hostile, Batman doesn't have that kind of ROAR anger.. He's the wise "these guys should know better!" type

#47 Posted by maskedarcstrike (701 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

@Landon said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

You forgot about this one:

Yes. I went there.

#48 Posted by PillClinton (3290 posts) -

Anything's better than a dude holding a gun, but yeah, it's pretty nice.

#49 Posted by DeF (4799 posts) -
@Gabriel said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

Oh wow, they changed it? That's great, because I hated the previous one:

This cover is better.

are you serious? this looks stupid to me. like he wants to punch YOU in the face.
#50 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

"make his knuckles bleed"

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