Finding cool box arts makes me extremely happy, and I want to share some good ones I discovered not long ago. It’s a little long but I figured some of you would appreciate it :
They all come from adventure series Tantei Jinguji Saburo, also known as Jake Hunter, of which we only got a DS game that was a compilation of the first famicom games. If I’m not mistaken, all the covers were done by Katsuya Terada, who is an incredible artist and is still making illustrations for the series that is now 30 years old !
This one is from the first game in the series subtitled Shinjuku Central Park Murder Mystery and it’s already incredibly stylish for a first cover, with that cool retro look now.
This one is subtitled A Dangerous Duo and is a two part game. I love the contrast between each.
Here’s a cover of the PS2 game Kind of Blue, still sporting some cool artwork. Also as shown in the cover, Jake’s secretary Yulia Marks is gaining more prominence in every installment, which is a very pleasing evolution of the franchise.
and here’s the cover of the last Jake Hunter game that is very different from the previous ones but also very stylish ! It’s going to be released in a few months, making it the second game to be released in the west.
I haven’t been thoroughly impressed seeing a box art for a long time, what are yours that really made you go “wow” ?