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Amazing update! at last a release windows (at least the japanese one) and a LOT of new images. Updated the wikipedia page accordingly. And added the official japanese cover: PS3: http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B00ANF325M?ie=UTF8&tag=d3publisher0f-22&linkCode=as2&camp=247&creative=1211&creativeASIN=B00ANF325M Xbox 360: http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B00ANI27DW?ie=UTF8&tag=d3publisher0f-22&linkCode=as2&camp=247&creative=1211&creativeASIN=B00ANI27DW
I almost hope that's NOT the final cover, as I'd think they'd go for something a bit more... hmmmm... action-oriented. That's still a great image, though.
Hmmm. Not counting the 12% Amazon discount: 6,980.00 JPY = 74.6484 USD, so I think this will run about $75 new in Japan (more or less). Now to wait for Play-Asia to list this and check the price difference. If the Asian version ships out at the same time, I'll probably buy that one to save money. We shall see...
Wait, the 360 version is cheaper post Amazon discount? Weird. No, wait... NOT weird, as the 360 is kind of not doing as well as the PS3 in Japan. The normal retail is the same as the PS3 version, but I guess the games there get knocked down to be cheaper.
And wait... (counts again...) FOUR motherships? Holy crap. It's SO on if that's the case!
Actually, i like the cover :) it have an ID4 vibe or something. And yep, i noticed the multiple motherships too. Again with the ID4 reference, they could be coming from a supermothership hahaha. Obviously, i guess the US version will have a more direct approach to it, showing ants, soldiers, explosions and the like.
Oh, I don't dislike the image - I just thought we'd see the same manga/anime art style found on the import EDF 3 or EDF 3 Portable.
But it's definitely striking, as I can only think of a handful of game covers that use planets as a major focus and no characters from the game to sell it (Seventh Cross on the Dreamcast is the first that came to mind). If anything, I half expect art from the manual to turn up in the US as a cover if it's something D3Publisher's PR folks like.
But I hope it's reversible to this image if the game gets a physical release here (FINGERS CROSSED!)...
ID4 was cool, but I was thinking more like four Death Stars. Full of bugs and robots. Eeek.