Scrapped box art designs.

SEGA's House of the Dead: Overkill took the franchise in a whole new art direction, pushing a cheesy grindhouse aesthetic to the limit. The box art and in-game posters reeked of 70's exploitation movies, strengthening the game's much-needed personality.

Fluidesign, the studio behind all the tacky posters, logos and box art, have posted a Flickr gallery with outtake art for the game. The design evolution is interesting to see, as the characters went from a more realistic appearance to the comic book-y look finally settled upon.

Do you prefer the final art or one of the earlier prototypes? Let us know in the comments!