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Fans Choose Alternate Cover Art For Bioshock Infinite

Not everyone liked the official box art for Bioshock Infinite. In fact, many downright hated it.

In response, developer Irrational Games offered to produce a reversible cover for the hotly anticipated title. They gave the community a half-dozen alternate art options, and the poll winner would be printed on the opposite side of the cover. Isn't that a nice gesture?

Well, the winner has been announced: With 38% of the total fan votes, the alternate art will feature the Songbird creature. However, if you don't like that cover, either, Irrational boss Ken Levine made it clear that gamers could print out the other optional covers. In fact, they said they'd make a few more new pieces of art, so you should have plenty of choices. If you're still not satisfied...well, tough. No matter what, we're all fairly convinced that Bioshock Infinite will be one of the very best games of the generation.

Just wondering, though- How important is box art to you? Is it something you really care about (say if you're a collector) or do you really not care in the slightest? Me, I only kinda care.

Related Game(s): Bioshock Infinite

Tags: bioshock infinite, bioshock infinite reverse art, bioshock infinite reverse cover art

12/23/2012 9:33:24 PM John Shepard

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Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 10:11:26 PM

Not my choice but it will do. Box art is pretty important to me as a physical collector and general advocate for the preservation of artistic integrity but I wouldn't make a fuss about it unless it was really really bad like, say, Lightning's new outfit.

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Lawless SXE
Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 11:27:29 PM

I always like cover art that is really immediately eye-catching, yet feels relevant. I admit that the alt-art they picked is cool, but I really wasn't a fan of any that were up in the poll. The Resistance series is a definite cover art high point for me, with all three mainline entries being very cool and evocative. Too bad most covers are just the protagonist on a backdrop of frenetic action. It's just dull.

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Monday, December 24, 2012 @ 3:27:04 AM

I want that Resistance 3 with the sweet cover art and record player disc.

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, December 24, 2012 @ 2:02:47 AM

I don't care as long as it isn't horrible.

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Monday, December 24, 2012 @ 2:13:27 AM

While I don't care too much about the specific cover art; I always want a complete case. I can't stand those cheap generic replacements cases.

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Monday, December 24, 2012 @ 2:57:16 AM

i couldent give a flying f*ck whats on the cover, the reason i was worried is because i know its going to hurt the games sales!
or even worse hurt the series sales, ie potential sequels.
bioshock is one of THE best new IPs of the generation, and it NEEDS all the support it can get!
if theres 1 game that deserves to knock COD off its porch, its this!

personally i preferred the original cover to this, really dont like the red background and its too close a shot of the songbird.
but eh, its a cover art ill probably see it once when i open the game and never see it again so who cares!

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Monday, December 24, 2012 @ 11:31:47 AM

exactly what I chose. It was between that and #6.

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Monday, December 24, 2012 @ 2:18:59 PM

I don't mind average cover art and an exceptional title.

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