Hello friends and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl!
Last time around, we took a look at the fourth installment in Capcom’s Mega Man franchise: Mega Man 4 for the NES. It wasn’t close either; away from there! A whopping 79% of you preferred the Japanese variant, with the EU version getting 15% of the vote and the US version losing significantly at 7%.
This week, we’re looking at a classic FPS for the GameCube: Timesplitters 2. It’s hard to believe this game is 20 years old now, because in many ways, it still feels as new as it did in 2002. With a story mode and the classic arcade mode, it won legions of fans and remains one of the most fun experiences you can have with an FPS title to this day.
Obviously, this brawl will be a duel between North America and Europe, since Timesplitters 2 was never released in Japan. But enough talking, let’s break up!
Be sure to cast your votes in the poll below; But first, let’s take a look at the cover art.
The North American box art for Timesplitters 2 features a single character front and center, pointing a fairly large gun at the viewer. There’s a bunch of strobing coming in from the center and moving out, but otherwise, not much color here. The logo itself is nice and eye-catching in the center of the image.
Europa’s variant is quite different, with three separate characters in a composition that resembles comic book art, with panels separating each of the characters. Not only that, but the artwork itself is more stylized; it’s busier and there’s more going on, but overall it makes for a nice picture. The logo is a bit smaller here and sits lower than the NA variant, but we don’t want it to cover up that impressive artwork.
Thanks for voting! See you next time for another round of Box Art Brawl.