Monday, April 09, 2007


Although this only happens once in a blue moon, game publishers will sometimes change the covers of games that were already released. Sometimes it’s necessary – legal rights might prevent a certain athlete from appearing on the cover of a sports title, but in most cases it’s a total mystery. Here are some games that received unique covers after already being released for awhile (note: the original release is on the left, while later releases are on the right):

Dead or Alive 3 (Xbox)

NHL 2004 (multi platform - pictured: PC)

Street Fighter Collection (PSX)

Sly Cooper (PS2)

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (Nintendo DS)

And there are plenty more that exist, but they are not pictured because I either don't know about them or pictures of them were excruciatingly tough to come by.

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At 5:59 PM, Blogger Ender said...

I'm fairly certain that the Castlevania cover (the second one) is part of a big April Fool's hoax. If not, then good Lord, that is fugly!

(Yep, I'm not dead!)

At 7:00 PM, Blogger Rosewarrior said...

I remember noticing the change to the Sly Cooper box art. But I didn't notice any of the others. Probably because I haven't played any of the others.

At 1:27 PM, Blogger gnome said...

(glad to see ender, gives him candy)

Weird indeed dear ross, but I have to add that Castlevania DS was no April fool's joke.

At 10:08 PM, Blogger Ross said...

Heh, Ender, if you check out one of my posts from January (the anniversary post) you'll see that you were mentioned there... glad to have you back and hope you continue to check out the blog. Maybe you can update yours, too... it's been awhile, after all! Try not to fall off the face of the Earth again.

Yes, and that atrocious Castlevania art is indeed real...

At 4:28 PM, Blogger fatherkrishna said...

Is it just me or do ALL of the originals look better?


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