It's time for another edition of Box Art Brawl, are you ready to rumblllllllle?
Before we introduce today's competitors, let's have a little look at what went down last week. Capcom's Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles was the game on the table for the last brawl, with a tasty three different covers up for discussion and a whole lotta differences between them. Now this was a difficult one to call, but it was Europe's grizzly zombie cover that came out on top with 47% of the vote. North America landed in second place with 27% and the Japanese box art closely followed with 26%.
For a complete swerve in genre, this week we are getting a little cosier, as we take a look at the regional differences in cover art for Professor Layton and the Curious Village.
Released in 2007 (2008 in Europe and NA) from developer Level-5, this was the first game in the iconic puzzler series, introducing us to Professor Hershel Layton, Luke Triton and just how dark the games' plots could get. Producer Akihiro Hino wanted to attract the DS' growing edutainment audience, so paired up with the much-missed puzzle creator Akira Tago to create a game that made you think while keeping you hooked with a dramatic story. Spawning two trilogies, a handful of spinoffs and with another mainline game expected in the coming years, it's fair to say that this initial entry managed to achieve its goals and then some. Puzzle solved.
But we're not here to discuss Layton background, we're here to judge some box art. So without further ado, let the battle begin!