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Sony Say Beyond's Box Art Is "Sophisticated, Mature and Different From Most Traditional Game Packaging"

A bold move for David Cage's last PS3 title.

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Beyond: Two Souls, whose box artwork you can lovingly gaze upon here, has been described by Sony’s Derek Osgood as “sophisticated, mature and different from most traditional game packaging.”

“We worked together with the team at Quantic Dream to choose an image that we felt was both cinematic and in keeping with the emotional journey that the final game will take you on,” said Osgood speaking on the PlayStation Blog.

It seems that selecting a single image for a game that spans multiple timescales and situations was a tricky prospect for the team. “What age do we want Jodie to be in the image? Do we include co-star Willem Dafoe? Do you show Jodie doing something dynamic or do we show her more at peace?”

“The image of Jodie at peace in the eye of the storm really speaks to her constant battle with the incredible gift she’s been given,” he added.

There’s the arguement that that particular pose and angle has been used several times before by PlayStation in key art, and so there’s the natural continuation of the brand over the months, but it is evocative and does represent a departure from a lot of me-too boxart littering the shelves.

Beyond, from the same studio as Heavy Rain, will be released this October for PlayStation 3.

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16 Comments
  1. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Very nice though I feel they might be overthinking it slightly. Buying it regardless.

    Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 16:19.
  2. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Looks more like a film box art instead!

    Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 16:38.
  3. PoisonedAce
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    I like how they show the actors. Similar to a film. Can’t wait for this gem.

    Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 16:41.
  4. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    What does the US version look like ? ;)

    Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 17:04.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      It’s cyan and orange with added guns.

      Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 18:56.
  5. Broonba
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Nice box art. Really looking forward to this amongst others.

    Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 17:09.
  6. yogh_wayne
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    But how should I know that the game is good, if there’s no dude with a gun on the cover? ;)

    Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 17:13.
  7. Forrest_01
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    It said ‘Mature’… I was expecting boobs. ;)

    On a more serious note though, there’s not much to it, but i like it.

    Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 17:44.
  8. doomsday619
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    I really want go get it but only thing putting me off is i want to save for PS4 and the no backwards compatibility puts me off as im sure when i get the PS4 the PS3 will hardly get a look in.

    Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 17:59.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      & that is exactly the problem with the announcement of a new console.

      Lets be honest, you won’t see PS4 until later this year at the earliest. Why not live in the moment instead & enjoy the things you want now?

      The amount of people saying they aren’t doing this or that just because the next console has simply been no more than announced is mental.

      Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 18:14.
      • doomsday619
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        Thing is im disabled and not on alot of money as it is so instead of spending the £40 on the game it would take £40 off a new console. I know its not due out yet but its the saving for. I love ps3 and Heavy Rain is one of my favorite games this gen im sure i will get this but not straight away.
        As i said if the PS4 was backwards compatible i would buy it day one.
        But as its not i can save for the console and a few new games.

        Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 18:22.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Rent it or buy it and sell it after you’re done with it. I understand there are way too many “it”s in that sentence…
        Also, I approve of this cover.

        Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 20:55.
  9. jbni
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Hmm, I wonder if Heavy Rain will appear as a PS+ freebie nearer the time?

    Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 18:04.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      I’m actually quite surprised it hasn’t been a plus offer already tbh.

      Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 18:16.
      • October91
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        I think they have limits on the file sizes they want to put up… Hence why GT5 and Skyrim will never make it.

        Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 21:43.
      • Airiaen
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        Probably not Skyrim. That should be around 6GB-12GB… GT5 would be mental. its probably 50GB.

        Comment posted on 18/04/2013 at 22:52.

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