It’s time for another cover clash as we dive into this week’s edition of Box Art Brawl!
Last time around, things got medieval when we combined two different covers of the DS’s Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia with North America taking on the combined forces of Europe and Japan. Good grief, that was close! NA managed to seal victory with 55% of the vote, while EU/JP took home 45%; that’s some classic Box Art Brawl action.
This week we’re sticking with the Nintendo DS and taking on three versions of 2009’s Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes. This fantasy puzzle RPG just got a slick remaster for Switch courtesy of Dotemu, which we gave an “excellent” 8/10 in our review. Now that he was entering Ashan’s world once more, it seemed only right to look back at the source with a good old-fashioned cover mix.
There are three different covers to choose from this week, but only from two different regions. Because? Since NA has brought a duo of fighters to this fight, why didn’t Europe think of that?
And so, without further ado, let the challenge begin…
Be sure to cast your votes in the poll below; But first, let’s take a look at the skin designs.
North America #1
The North American cover hits just about every fantasy beat you could want. We see our main heroes at the bottom, each with their respective fantasy ability, little silhouettes of dragons and castles dot the background and even the ‘Clash of Heroes’ font has a certain Lord of the Rings flare. There is no question what kind of world this game takes place in.
North America #2
from North America other the box art is similar to the first, although there are some notable changes. The characters are now the main focal point, but the cream-colored background returns, here adorned with towering buildings instead of dragons and mountains. The font of the title has also changed and now also features a silhouette of the characters on top of it.
The European cover takes things up a notch. Gone is the cream background, here replaced by a fiery red; The characters are front and center again, stacked like a modern-day superhero movie poster; even the dragons are clearer to see, with more detail than in the first NA version. In fact, the only thing that seems grayed out is the font, which looks much more standard than previously seen.
Thanks for voting! See you next time for another round of Box Art Brawl.