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Bioshock Infinite: Great Cosplayer, Shame About the Box Art

As you may or may not be aware, the box art for Bioshock Infinite was revealed a few days ago, and it looks like this:

To put it politely, it's somewhat uninspired. To put it less politely, it's a bit shit. The shelves of gaming retailers are already over-saturated with images of men looking constipated while wielding enormous guns, so it's a shame to see Bioshock Infinite following that trend and not going with something more striking to help it stand out. 2K and Irrational Games could have shown off some of the game's imaginative enemy design on the cover, or at least have made some room for the Elizabeth character, who has played such a prominent part in the game's publicity so far, but no, they settled for a picture of protagonist Booker DeWitt with a "did I leave the gas on?" expression on his face. 

On a more positive note, Elizabeth has manifested in real life thanks to Russian cosplayer Anna "Ormeli" Moleva. She impressed Irrational Games with her imitation of the in-game character so much that they offered her the job of being the official face of Elizabeth for the game's marketing. She will appear in marketing art, a TV ad, and on the back of the game's box. Here is Moleva in her Infinite get-up:

Convincing stuff. Bioshock Infinite's cover art might be a little generic, but at least I can look forward to some quality cosplay in the promotional marketing. 

Bioshock Infinite is set to be released on February 26, 2013. 


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  • CommanderZx2 4 years, 11 months ago

    Elizabeth is not on the cover because all the feminists got their knickers in a twist over her appearance.

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  • Rhineville 4 years, 11 months ago

    If the above 2 comments were serious in any way, I quit this "community" forever.

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  • TheFlameLurker 4 years, 11 months ago

    Kinda looks like the box art of some sort of Indiana Jones style B-Movie. I'm assuming that's the player character kind of a strange choice considering you never actually see the guy then again Valve got away with it.

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  • Sammonoske 4 years, 11 months ago

    Don't complain about the cover. Look at Batman Arkham City GoTY cover. This is not that bad. I swear, people that complain about covers make me facepalm.

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    • Rhineville 4 years, 11 months ago

      Why, because people care about the art associated with the game, the art that's the face of the game?

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  • Joseph Christ 4 years, 11 months ago

    It's the Uncharted 1 box art flipped around.

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    • theottomatic91 4 years, 11 months ago

      As well as every single Gears of War cover.

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      • Joseph Christ 4 years, 11 months ago

        No really. Look at the Drakes Fortune cover art.

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        • theottomatic91 4 years, 11 months ago

          Holy shit you ARE right.

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  • Hei 4 years, 11 months ago

    I actually liked the cover, sure i wish Elizabeth was there as well, but i have no complaints with the cover.

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  • Sickbrain 4 years, 11 months ago

    From personal experience, uninspiring box covers often come with good games.

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  • Soha E. 4 years, 11 months ago

    This is pretty awful.

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  • theottomatic91 4 years, 11 months ago

    Is the cover generic? Yep but will it stop me from buying the game? Hell no , i am sure that if I do end up disliking the game (which I probably won't) it definitely won't be because of shitty boxart.

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  • Dimensaur2 4 years, 11 months ago

    I'm a little confused as to why they chose to show us the face of a character that you're supposed to be seeing the world through. I know it's not unheard of to show the main character's face on first person game covers but with as much as the world seems to be a character in this (and previous Bioshock games) I'm a little surprised they didn't show much of Columbia at all on the cover here.

    I suppose this will be yet another case of don't judge the game by it's cover. We've been playing that far too frequently these days.

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  • Shazza1990 4 years, 11 months ago

    The cover does come off a little uninspired, doesn't it? Joseph is right, it is literally Uncharted: Drakes Fortune flipped the other way. I would have liked to see Elisabeth on the cover personally.

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  • Moblyn 4 years, 11 months ago

    US box art always has to be the main character looking badass. The developers don't make the box art. Not a big deal really. As far as generic main dude looking bad ass on the cover this is not that bad

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  • Valinore 4 years, 11 months ago

    I'll probably pick it up on steam, so will never have to see the box art anyway.
    Also, this is probably the only time we'll see the main characters face..? If that's the case it's even weirder only having him on the case imo.

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