Killer Is Dead Box Art From Around The World

By Spencer . August 18, 2013 . 4:29pm

Kadokawa Games released Killer is Dead in Japan and soon Mondo Zappa will travel around the world. What’s interesting about Killer is Dead is four different publishers are handling the title and each one made their own cover art.


Japanese version published by Kadokawa Games



North American version published by Xseed



European version published by Deep Silver



Hong Kong version published by Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong

KILLER IS DEAD (Chinese version)

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  • Digital-Devil

    These are all great but I really do like the North American cover the most. I guess less is more in this case.

  • $61526767

    Japanese cover looks very good. Cannot wait to play this game.

  • urbanscholar

    I dig the NA cover and the Hong Kong one looks very much like a movie poster.

  • Guest

    *edit: forget about it*

  • colorblindnightmare

    This game is going to be awesome. The covers are tight.

  • NintendoPSX

    I’m getting bored of all the “Stare at the screen” North American cover arts lately.

    • Pyrotek85

      I don’t think it looks bad but they are starting to look awfully similar to one another.

      • NintendoPSX

        That’s my point. As a whole, it’s not bad, it could be way worse. It’s just, I’m sick of even Japanese games now following this boorish trend.

    • Klarktastic

      I liked the good old days you guys had those covers that stared both “at the screen” AND “off screen”

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        Oh Ico, such a great game with such an atrocious US cover.

  • MagisterXII

    Cool seeing all these covers. I prefer the North American, Hong Kong, Japanese, and then European, in that order.

  • Klarktastic

    Video game covers are starting to look like recent movie posters, just a full
    body shot (or face shot) of the main actor/main character and there you go! Looks boring has hell…I miss the 80’s movie posters…

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      Check out the Czech Republic’s and Poland’s movie posters, those ones are hand drawn and utterly fucking insane.

  • ndjn3979

    Why isn’t everyone getting the Hong Kong version?

  • DuskSharkEX

    In my opinion, Hong Kong cover wins.

    • I like the Hong Kong on but I’d go with the Japanese one. The European one made me puke lol

    • artemisthemp

      Hong Kong is so cool.
      Wish Deep Silver had used that

  • Solomon_Kano

    This is one of the few times that I actually prefer the NA cover.

    • Highasthesky

      Who is that in your picture, Lupin?

      • Pinwheel

        yep. from the 2012 anime.

        • Highasthesky

          There was 2012 anime? i knew he looked off to me but…THIS IS GREAT NEWS THANKS!!

          • ninjabart122

            Wasn’t 2012 Lupin focused on Fujiko?

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yep. In fact, its title was “Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine”. So, yea, more about her.

          • AnimusVox

            I saw the trailer for that from the ‘Back Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail’ bluray and was REALLY interested in seeing it. I know the original/older series was good but how is the Fujiko one good?

          • Solomon_Kano

            To be honest, I actually haven’t gotten around to watching it myself haha.

            It’s supposed to be darker and more serious than any of the prior Lupin series though.

          • piichan

            As solomon said, darker and serious but it has its moments. I liked it since I’m a big Lupin fan, i’m not sure for those who aren’t familiar with the series.

          • katamari damacy

            Unlike the TV series where Lupin is a much more happy-go-lucky gentleman thief, in the 2012 version it has the darker manga version of Lupin from the original monkey punch series, who is closer to a ruthless criminal than the do-gooder version we see in the TV specials.

  • Mental

    I’d say it’s a tie between Japan and Europe for me.

  • School Idol Addict

    HK,NA,EU,JP, in order from most liked to least liked for me.

  • Musashi234

    Awwww i want the Hong Kong Cover!!!

  • SlickRoach

    Hong Kong’s cover looks so dynamic! If I were to buy the game on cover alone it’d be their version.

  • Dagobert

    The Hong Kong version is nice.

  • Kelohmello

    I dislike all of them except the Hong Kong one.

  • ZetaSiren

    honk kong one is the best one hands down

  • mockturtle

    Hong Kong is the best, followed by Japan, America, and finally Europe.

  • LustEnvy

    The HK cover is too busy. There is beauty in SOME restraint.

  • Shady Shariest

    Nobody cares about us European players…The cover is horrible…

  • Pietro Spina

    Europe is scared by mechanical arms….

  • Jordan Coleman

    I prefer the Hong Kong version.

  • piichan

    does hongkong = asia? since that would be a sweet cover we can get.

  • Nuclearducky

    Actually NA’s art is pretty decent, I’d say. HK is definitely up there though.

  • Demeanor

    NA version takes the cake, full-body unsheathing with stars and the full moon on the back, great! I’m from EU btw.

  • Cloud_ST

    NA is the best IMO, I love the space shot as the background. Europe’s is pretty solid as well.

  • fairysun

    Will there be a day where we can order which box art that we want when we order a game?

    • Hound

      I doubt there’s much worry about there being a box in the future. Everything’s slowly moving toward the steam model.

      I suppose digital games may have interesting .gif or video “covers” as the norm once average internet connections improve. It must be a pain to get attention for a digital title when there’s such a vast swath of them released every week (Most needing a play time of 7-10 hrs.)

      Maybe we’ll start seeing fancy “box” art of games on our groceries, like the ones from the atari era. haha.

  • Kolibri

    Well not really fond of all of them, but HK one seems the best imo.

  • Really liking the NA and the Hong Kong box art for this one.

  • cgkt55

    You forgot one box art! And it’s even the one I like most T-T

  • TheExile285

    Hong Kong got the best box art.

  • The Watcher

    NA version looks classy

  • rpgmaniac

    Chinese get the best box art by far.

  • Asura

    They ALL have a slight case of “chin-down, eyes-up” syndrome. Geez.

  • Chee Yang

    Hong Kong wins

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