Sony Avoids 'Net Rage, Makes Right Call on Team Ico Box Art

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Posted by patrickklepek (4127 posts) -

The box art for the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection is full of enough logos to choke a few colossi, but Sony seems to know this. When you open the box up, there's some additional, much prettier artwork inside.

ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection arrives on September 27. The Last Guardian will not be present at Tokyo Game Show this year, but footage of Team Ico's latest is supposed to be in the collection.

Oh, and remember this?

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (4127 posts) -

The box art for the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection is full of enough logos to choke a few colossi, but Sony seems to know this. When you open the box up, there's some additional, much prettier artwork inside.

ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection arrives on September 27. The Last Guardian will not be present at Tokyo Game Show this year, but footage of Team Ico's latest is supposed to be in the collection.

Oh, and remember this?

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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#2 Posted by SSully (4162 posts) -

Thank you christ. The american ico art sucks

#3 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Effing yes!

#4 Posted by forestofdeath (252 posts) -

This pleases me.

#5 Posted by Sammo21 (3261 posts) -

The inner Resistance 3 artwork is nice too...minimalistic version of the regular cover art...I switched it the second I opened te case and saw it.

#6 Posted by Tikicobra (411 posts) -

Nooooiiiice

#7 Edited by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

You mean "Sony Avoids Nerd Rage"

But whatevs. Same diff, right?

#8 Posted by AverageGreg (120 posts) -

This is one of the things that might actually make me buy a PS3 at long last.

#9 Posted by deadmoscow (262 posts) -

I was one of those people who scanned and printed off the original, non-awful Ico box art for my copy.

#10 Posted by Cyrisaurus (455 posts) -

First Resistance 3, now this. Holy shit Sony, if you put these awesome reverse covers on every game I will love you forever. I hope Uncharted 3's is something awesome, same for Twisted Metal.

#11 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -
Still not as nice as the original Ico and Shadow of the Colossus boxes, in cardboard with a bunch of arty postcards inside as well. Although the cardboard has discoloured a little bit so that sucks.
#12 Posted by Sarumarine (2224 posts) -

Somebody has probably already said it by now, but this kind of thing should be standard practice. You can have your logos and promotional material as long as you have a reverse cover with superior box art.

#13 Edited by Brackynews (4063 posts) -

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

#14 Posted by TurboMan (7506 posts) -

uh... who is that on the american cover?

forgot it was that bad.

#15 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

So glad I'm getting this :)

#16 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

So we're back to pictures counting as articles now?

#17 Posted by Mr_Spinnington (123 posts) -

okay, i'll buy it now

#18 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

Oh fuck yes!

#19 Posted by kollay (1928 posts) -

Grrr... I'm gonna bash you with this stick.

#20 Posted by Pr1mus (3873 posts) -
@MrKlorox said:

So we're back to pictures counting as articles now?

So we're back to useless comment now?
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#21 Posted by FilipHolm (667 posts) -

Dear god that last cover art is awful...

#22 Posted by gosukiller (2324 posts) -
@kollay said:

Grrr... I'm gonna bash you with this stick.

I am a giant floating ghostlady head and I am indifferent towards your stickbashing. ALSO I AM BEHIND YOU!
#23 Posted by siblers (41 posts) -

I still have the postcard style art pieces that came with SOTC back in the day, would have been sweet to have something like that.

#24 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

@MrKlorox said:

So we're back to pictures counting as articles now?

So we're back to useless comment now?

Judging from the one you just submitted, absofuckinglutely.

#25 Posted by dvorak (1496 posts) -

@MrKlorox said:

@Pr1mus said:

@MrKlorox said:

So we're back to pictures counting as articles now?

So we're back to useless comment now?

Judging from the one you just submitted, absofuckinglutely.

Masterstroke right there.

#26 Posted by vexidus (123 posts) -

Can't wait to pick this up!

#27 Posted by MeatSim (10834 posts) -

Put down the pitchforks and torches?

#28 Posted by Pr1mus (3873 posts) -
@MrKlorox said:

@Pr1mus said:

@MrKlorox said:

So we're back to pictures counting as articles now?

So we're back to useless comment now?

Judging from the one you just submitted, absofuckinglutely.

It's funny because i see here an article with 5.. no not 5, 4 and half line of text and still give 4 informations about the game and team ico. That's pretty impressive really.
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#29 Posted by Sanj (2372 posts) -

This is awesome news.

#30 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

@MrKlorox said:

@Pr1mus said:

@MrKlorox said:

So we're back to pictures counting as articles now?

So we're back to useless comment now?

Judging from the one you just submitted, absofuckinglutely.

It's funny because i see here an article with 5.. no not 5, 4 and half line of text and still give 4 informations about the game and team ico. That's pretty impressive really.

Sorry I was ignoring journalistic gems like

Oh, and remember this?

and captions under pictures such as

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

But you're right. Considering those masterpieces, there are 4 lines of text. I guess this really is an article now.

#31 Posted by Zaccheus (1792 posts) -

That old US Ico box art is so bad. I remember hearing about it multiple times and finally googling it one time... What a shock that was.

#32 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

Inside the box you get the box

#33 Posted by samurai1000 (36 posts) -

The UK copy of ICO I got at the time of release had the same (good) art work as the Japanese version, so don't know why America had a different cover.

#34 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5254 posts) -

Hey! It's my old friend Farty Face!

#35 Posted by Cazamalos (983 posts) -

i would like reverse covers free of logos on more games, thank you very much

#36 Posted by Pr1mus (3873 posts) -
@MrKlorox: I'm just curious what the problem is with this being short? It gave a date, a new box art, that The Last Guardian was not gonna be at TGS (which is not entirely unexpected but still) and that we'll get footage of it in this collection. Where's the problem? Would it be better to just not share these info at all on this site if it's not gonna have a proper and lengthy articles?
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#37 Posted by MosesWalker (56 posts) -

I still have my PS2 copy of ICO and I must be the only person on the planet that likes the US boxart. It's great. The kid looks like he's about to wreck somebody with that stick. 

#38 Posted by bonkers (34 posts) -
@MrKlorox: Hey, all this news is is that the cover for the ICO collection is reversible; what the hell kind of article do you expect to be written about it? All this news requires is about 2 sentences. Do you want Patrick to delve into the deeper meaning behind the covers and give you an indepth analysis regarding the composition of the images or something?  You either care about the news, like many of us do, or you don't. Don't be an ass about it.
#39 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

@Pr1mus: Being concise is fine. It's when there's a 6-to-1 ratio of picture to text area that it starts to look like all fluff and no content.

#40 Posted by RuneHammer (64 posts) -

@MrKlorox: Actually, the cover for Ico is fucking legendary for how awful it is in the states. I remember being in awe of the original and was impressed that they actually did something so... artsy. And when I saw the US cover, all I could think was: Damn, that's to bad. So yeah, this warrants a news post. Patrick isn't posting everything from /r/gaming from Reddit like some other website about video games.

@Brackynews: Fuck, I forgot that cover. Is that a US cover?

Thank god for this
#41 Posted by TheHT (11152 posts) -

Well that's the first thing I'm doing when I get it.

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#42 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19329 posts) -
@Dallas_Raines said:

@MrKlorox: News is news, fucktard.

So you'd be okay with Giant Bomb being the next Kotaku?
#43 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2216 posts) -

I'll pick this up, Shadow of the Colossus was already a great looking game but at 1080p and running at 60fps the game will look phenomenal.

#44 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

@Dallas_Raines: Tell that to Brad Nicholson, kind intelligent gentleman.

#45 Posted by AuthenticM (3716 posts) -

Sony, I thank thou from the bottom of my heart. :)

#46 Posted by Surkov (992 posts) -

But now I'm angry because they changed the Shadow of the Colossus box art to the PAL version! The US bos art is better. GRRRRR!! 

#47 Posted by VincentVendetta (245 posts) -

The original Ico box art depicts a Vikings' fan in front of a mini golf!

#48 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

objective journalist 
Meanwhile, if this were a Nintendo article I guess there'd be a tangent about "no new games, just rehashing collections. Can't live off nostalgia forever and many many people agree with me I'm just reporting on the normal folks no spin zone". 

#49 Posted by shadystx (182 posts) -

II really don't see why consumers would be annoyed by company logos, we just stack our games on a shelf and the only time we look at the box art is when we to play a game. 
 
If they start putting massive company logos mid-centre then I would be slightly annoyed but until this I never even thought about company logos on my game boxes. 
 
The most interesting this in this article was the fact I just found out that The Last Guardian wont be at TGS, I assume this has been reported on before but I missed it, I assumed it would be there this year thinking it's got to be released hopefully early next year, but it not being a TGS is clear that games is not coming untill fall of next year at the earliest, very disappointing, Although I am all for developers taking as long as they need to get the game right after this long my excitement is falling but I am sure that will come back once the game surfaces again.

#50 Edited by Dallas_Raines (2158 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ:

No, but I don't see the need for a dozen paragraphs about a collection coming with a bonus cover.

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