Metroid Prime Remastered - Box Art Brawl: Duel
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Welcome one and all to this week's edition of Box Art Brawl!

Last weekend we took a look at Suda51's Killer7, one of the 'Capcom Five' titles from the glory days of the GameCube. The results were... not close — expectedly so, really. The North American cover held onto the top spot with 58% of votes in its favour. This was followed by Europe on 32% and Japan bringing up the rear with only 10% of the vote.

This time around, we are leaping forward to the present day as we take a look at a release from this week: Metroid Prime Remastered. We'll be honest, we still can't really believe that this game is finally here! After what feels like years of speculation around the title definitely being 100% finished, the remaster was shadow-dropped following the February Nintendo Direct Showcase, and it's a beauty!

There are only two box art variants for this one with the European and North American release using the same cover. Nonetheless, we still have a duel on our hands!

Be sure to cast your votes in the poll below; but first, let's check out the box art designs themselves.

Europe / North America

Metroid Prime Remastered NA
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This is the box art that we were always expecting for a Metroid Prime remaster. Why? Well, because it's practically identical to the original GameCube design only, uh, remastered.

Of course, this isn't to the detriment of the overall design. Samus still stands there looking cool as heck, and the extra shine on her armour thanks to the improved visuals is enough to send a shiver of excitement up our spines.


Metroid Prime Remastered Japan
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Now this is something a little more dynamic! Yeah, Samus has every right to be standing proud, surveying the space corridor of her choosing; but this is a series all about action, and the Japanese cover does a much better job of conveying that.

Itself a remaster of the original's Japanese cover, this one similarly nods to the game gone by while showing off some of that remastered flare. From Samus' running pose to the Visor filter over her helmet, this is selling a different kind of game. Less epic, sure, but more action-based.

Which region got the best Metroid Prime Remastered box art?

Thanks for voting! We'll see you next time for another round of the Box Art Brawl.