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Generic Covers

While the story and visuals of BioShock Infinite can certainly be works of art, the box cover is anything but. It’s a generic image of a male protagonist with a gun over his shoulder as he stares off into the distance. It’s a safe cover design that appeals to the general gaming crowd, but fails to indicate the atmosphere of the game.

Fortunately, Irrational Games has provided eight alternative covers for “BioShock Infinite” that offer a more artistic feel that portrays the game much more accurately.

Three covers show protagonists Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth Last Name Withheld that emphasize their roles of equal importance—and one showing them falling through the vast city in the sky, Columbia, where the game is set.

Two feature Elizabeth—who is argued to be the actual protagonist—in different art styles. And three are in Saturday Evening Post cover styles that depict game elements like the Handyman foe, the Murder of Crows vigor, and Elizabeth with Songbird. The website is kind enough to provide download and print instructions as well. These covers are available in PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 formats.

If video games are ever going to be acknowledged seriously as art, it’s about bloody time they start packaging themselves as such.

If you would like more information about creating and printing your own covers, why not check out this NeoGAF thread?

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