Box Art is appropriately crazy

#1 Edited by DonutFever (3561 posts) -

 According to Andriasang, this is the box art (Though there's no title or anything).
 
 
 
 I'm not sure if this is the first time we've seen the outside of the Velvet Room, you can see it on the left, under Marie. 
EDIT: Man, how do all these double posts keep happening? 

#2 Posted by Venatio (4493 posts) -

I don't see it

#3 Posted by Winternet (8035 posts) -

Me neither.

#4 Edited by Neurotic (632 posts) -

Me neither. Is this what was supposed to be there?

Source: Crunchyroll

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/03/11-1/persona-4-the-golden-videogame-box-art-unveiled

#5 Posted by RE_Player1 (7573 posts) -

Can't see it.

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#6 Posted by Sergio (2191 posts) -

Nice, but I'm still going to go with the download version.

#7 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

I actually don't like that too much, but I've never really been a fan of the "Hey we got pictures of dozens of characters in random poses and slapped them altogether in one big image, how cool is that?!" style.

Game looks great though.

#8 Posted by DonutFever (3561 posts) -
@Neurotic said:

Me neither. Is this what was supposed to be there?

Source: Crunchyroll

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/03/11-1/persona-4-the-golden-videogame-box-art-unveiled

Yeah, though I can still see it. Weird.
#9 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2699 posts) -
#10 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

It's alright. Box art is rarely outstanding. I like the way Chie looks in this, although I like the way Chie looks all the time. I see your point about the outside of the Velvet Room. Doesn't look too roomy, it must be like the Tardis. If it wasn't already confirmed before, I think Marie sitting on top of the Velvet Room is a pretty clear sign that she is a resident or something like that.

#11 Posted by AndrewB (7686 posts) -

@Neurotic said:

I like the way Chie looks in this, although I like the way Chie looks all the time.

Err, uh... this.

I also like that they're sticking with the theme of Chie's legs taking up a prominent percentage of the cover.

#12 Posted by Nottle (1918 posts) -

Good God, Izanagi could crush them, he's in the palm of there hand. Also everyones faces look a little wacky.

#13 Edited by mustachioeugene (519 posts) -

Kanji looks totally badass, like the end boss of a fighting game.

#14 Posted by Voxus (347 posts) -

Can someone make this into a Vita wallpaper? I must justify the reason for my purchase. Or else.

#15 Posted by AngelN7 (2972 posts) -

Hmm I don't know why do they look so cartoony? or I don't know it's like they all have that face

#16 Posted by MiniPato (2747 posts) -

Not sure I like it. I'd prefer something more stylistic, something that doesn't look like generic ensemble anime poster.

#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Still makes more sense than the original cover :P.

#18 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -

It's too busy; I'd probably like it more as a wallpaper/poster than box art. The original cover is definitely better than this one.

#19 Posted by Dalai (7057 posts) -

Love it hate it, we can all agree that it's a clusterfuck.

#20 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

Box art is cool, but I'm more concerned about whether or not they're gonna include this Vita sticker as a bonus like they do in Japan. Because that would be pretty sick.

#21 Posted by Devoid (429 posts) -

..Since when has Izanagi had stairs for fingers?

#22 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@DonutFever said:

@Neurotic said:

Me neither. Is this what was supposed to be there?

Source: Crunchyroll

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/03/11-1/persona-4-the-golden-videogame-box-art-unveiled

Yeah, though I can still see it. Weird.

Yeah I dont see it.

#23 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Meh. Not a fan of hey look at these guys box art. Would have just liked Yu and some sweet P4 color themes. Still pumped for this game, the only problem is actually getting a Vita...

#24 Posted by Milkman (17193 posts) -

@Neurotic said:

Me neither. Is this what was supposed to be there?

Source: Crunchyroll

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/03/11-1/persona-4-the-golden-videogame-box-art-unveiled

Who are the people in the car?

#25 Posted by RoyCampbell (1096 posts) -
@benjaebe said:

Box art is cool, but I'm more concerned about whether or not they're gonna include this Vita sticker as a bonus like they do in Japan. Because that would be pretty sick.

*drool*
#26 Posted by DukesT3 (1941 posts) -

I have a headache from looking at it...

#27 Edited by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

It's too busy; I'd probably like it more as a wallpaper/poster than box art. The original cover is definitely better than this one.

Yeah, the original P4 cover was stylish, clean and eyecatching. The one in the OP is just a diarrhea of P4.  Hell, there is exactly as much stuff going on in the P4 cover as the P4G cover.
 
Really not sure why Soejima seems to have almost backed down completely from working on P4 stuff. He didn't work on the P4 animation, I've yet to see actual new art from him in P4A(though, this is still up in the air-- the character select screen art might totally just be him employing a different style) and now for P4G, the boxart looks like its done by someone else again. Well, I hope that means good things for P5, I guess...
 
 @Milkman said:

@Neurotic said:

Me neither. Is this what was supposed to be there?

Source: Crunchyroll

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/03/11-1/persona-4-the-golden-videogame-box-art-unveiled

Who are the people in the car?

New girl and Velvet Room lady "You show me an ippon-datara, I'll show you a nipple" Margaret
#28 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

ALSO WHERE IS MYSTERIOUS FOX?

#29 Posted by DonutFever (3561 posts) -
@Milkman said:

@Neurotic said:

Me neither. Is this what was supposed to be there?

Source: Crunchyroll

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/03/11-1/persona-4-the-golden-videogame-box-art-unveiled

Who are the people in the car?

You mean the silhouettes in the rear window? Pretty sure it's just Igor and Margaret (Which would be weird because she's outside of the limo too).
#30 Posted by Soren (291 posts) -

@mutha3: Isn't this Soejima art? If not, I must be losing it big time.

And wow, Yosuke and Kanji are derpin' pretty hard in this one.

#31 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@Soren said:

@mutha3: Isn't this Soejima art? If not, I must be losing it big time.

And wow, Yosuke and Kanji are derpin' pretty hard in this one.

hrm.  It might be. He's not employing his usual style if it is, though. The characters look more cartoony and exaggerated. Yosuke's mouth in particular is the most apparant in that pic you posted. Also, the shading is a lil' bit clumsy. Look at the weird triangle forming on Yu's face in that shot. Soejima is usually really good with that stuff.                               


 
 
 
 
 
 
  
These arcade mode pieces of artwork are definitely Soejima though.....Then again, the P4 characters just get their all-out attack portraits, and I'm 99% sure that Mitsuru's artwork is an altered image from an artbook(going from memory with this one, though!). Akihiko's arcade mode pic might be the only legitimately new Soejima artwork in the game...at least as far as I can tell!
#32 Posted by Milkman (17193 posts) -
@DonutFever: No, I meant sitting on the car. It looks like one might be Margaret but I don't recognize the other. 
#33 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -
#34 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1770 posts) -

I agree, it needs more Mysterious Fox but other than that it looks wonderful.

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#35 Posted by iAmJohn (6133 posts) -

Prominent Chie placing. I am pleased.

#36 Posted by WatanabeKazuma (989 posts) -

What in the hell has happened to Kanji? Between this and the anime, it seems like no one can decide how he is supposed to look, probably the most inconsistent depiction out of the entire cast.

#37 Posted by eroticfishcake (7787 posts) -

Bit too busy that cover. Looks more like the box art for Mayonaka Arena instead. It's okay but the original is definitely better.

#38 Posted by SilvarusLupus (310 posts) -

Oh look, Naoto is finally facing us.

Rise's hair, so crazy.

Kanji's face is the best face.

Strategic Chie placement.

Izanagi, he's got the whole cast in his hands.

#39 Posted by jello44 (44 posts) -
@Neurotic said:

 I like the way Chie looks in this, although I like the way Chie looks all the time.

Me too man, me too.
 
@AndrewB said:


I also like that they're sticking with the theme of Chie's legs taking up a prominent percentage of the cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWuyFz6V8O8
#40 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

Too much going on on that cover...I don't like it. Should've kept it simple and less crowded.

#41 Posted by MrAristocrates (194 posts) -

Where would the title even go?

#42 Posted by jello44 (44 posts) -
#43 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

@jello44: Oh, man. I want it. Now.

#44 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -

@jello44: Whoa. I didn't like it when it was simply the image, but looking at it like that, it seems much, much better. Is that official?

#45 Edited by jello44 (44 posts) -
#46 Posted by DonutFever (3561 posts) -

Oh, wow. That looks way better.

#47 Posted by MrAristocrates (194 posts) -

Yeah, it looks a lot less cluttered this way.

#48 Posted by TheRealJpoe (135 posts) -

@benjaebe said:

Box art is cool, but I'm more concerned about whether or not they're gonna include this Vita sticker as a bonus like they do in Japan. Because that would be pretty sick.

awe damn, when I first saw this in the trailer I was hoping it was a special P4 edition Vita. Makes more since as a sticker though.

#49 Posted by JasonR86 (9763 posts) -

What's up with Chie's hip thrust? Is this one of those 'presenting' things I've heard about?

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