Koei Europe “Borrows” Grand Theft Auto Cover Art For Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

By Spencer . February 15, 2010 . 10:10pm

The North American cover art for Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce is exactly the same as the PSP version, a picture of Zhao Yun in sparkling silver armor. Tecmo Koei Europe went a different route for PAL territories.


They made a montage, a Grand Theft Auto style montage.


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This cover makes Dynasty Warrior Strikeforce standout from the other Warriors games, but will Grand Theft Auto fans be disappointed if they mistakenly pick this up expecting to steal cars?

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  • Xeahnort

    Koei did the same thing for Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm


  • nyoron

    I like the montage look so I think they did a good job with this one (not a big fan of the US or Japan cover). The US version of Disgaea 1 had a nice montage cover as well.

  • pacanug

    ZOMG, they’re all stealing from comics and manga! ;P

  • JustAnotherTraveler

    Yes because Grand Theft Auto was the first game to ever think of that style…

    • True, there was the first Disgaea game.

      The GTA series didn’t start this design till GTA3, but I really liked the previous games cover – an actual car being chased by the police and one getting sniped.
      The posters that come with the games should be used as covers. They’re really nice.

  • cowcow

    Steal weapons and tigers

    • Kunio_kun

      And Red Hare.

      • cowcow

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  • It’s not too bad. I’ll take that than the standard group shots in the middle of a few characters with a stock background. It’s just weird that if you have an interesting design and style that you wouldn’t come up with at least something original.

    Original, like, the Dead or Alive: Paradise cover!

  • Kunio_kun

    The hour is approaching, just give it your best
    You’ve got to reach your prime.
    That’s when you need to put yourself to the test,
    And show us a passage of time,
    We’re gonna need a montage (MONTAGE)
    Oh it takes a montage (MONTAGE)

    • Kunio_kun

      P.S.: Even Rocky had a montage…

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