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ROCK STARTIST
29th Aug 2010, 21:57
For the people purchasing the game,

I'm assuming a majority of people are hoping for the DX1 minimalistic cityscape look versus the flashy console friendly Invisible War art with a neat gun. OR are you hoping for something completely different?

xsamitt
29th Aug 2010, 22:21
Something classy,elegant if you will.I would hope that IW box art stays well clear of this.Something along the lines of it looking unlike anything on the shelves next to it.Something that looks unlike a kiddies title.Something that looks like it looks very adult oriented.

mad825
29th Aug 2010, 22:32
it's SE who we are talking about, pretty much all game cover art is going to very flashy and very "symbolic" which will most likely be so that console gamers can comprehend the complexity :poke:

Spyhopping
29th Aug 2010, 23:00
Whatever the cover art is, I hope it's a simple and elegant graphic novel type "painting" rather than a CGI render.

And please, DX symbol, someplace on the packaging!

K^2
29th Aug 2010, 23:07
Something in the style of the early posters would be nice, I think.

Dr_Bob
29th Aug 2010, 23:23
A "fuller" version of this image: http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/39170/header_292x136.jpg?t=1280791107

ROCK STARTIST
30th Aug 2010, 01:23
Insightful words guys..

the graphic novel and adult complex design definitely fits in with the Cyberpunk atmosphere.

Sabretooth1
30th Aug 2010, 03:38
If I know my marketing right, then:

- Adam with his blades extended posing sideways/away from camera
- Barrett trying to kill him with arm-gun
- One female character looking concerned and determined
- BLACK AND GOLD

KSingh77
30th Aug 2010, 04:19
Orange soda disappearing into the darkness.

Dead-Eye
30th Aug 2010, 05:40
Oh, idk, something like this:
http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/fromdawntillrusk/vomit.jpg
Neo Renascence!

Shinrei
30th Aug 2010, 09:40
As stated by Rock Startist -Like this one (http://www.mobygames.com/game/deus-ex/cover-art/gameCoverId,76646/)... just the classic minimal style!



With Adam instead of JC and black/gold instead of the silver/blue color scheme... :D

But I think EM/SE will get it right.... hope so! :D

beastrn
30th Aug 2010, 09:51
It's going to be the main guy with some knives coming out of his arms while making an angry face

If I'm wrong I'll give everyone on this forum with 100 posts or more 50 bucks

Lady_Of_The_Vine
30th Aug 2010, 10:29
The box art should be minimalistic, something like this:

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z433/Forum_Moderator/DEUS%20EX/dxhrboxart.jpg

beastrn
30th Aug 2010, 10:29
What a world we live in when fans can't even expect a relevant/respectful box art from THE most respected video game of all time.

FULLY SICK GAME WHERE YOU KILL PEOPLE

MAKE SURE HE'S ANGRY AND HAS A WEAPON

At least it'll confirm exactly where their focus lies

Red
30th Aug 2010, 10:34
A chainsaw.

puzl
30th Aug 2010, 10:57
Something subtle, showing the vast cyberpunk cityscapes as much as the main character... so yeah, pretty much the original DX cover :p

But seriously, not all modern covers have been bad. Even the big daddy commercialised game of them all, COD:MW2 had a more than respectable cover if truth be told.

DXeXodus
30th Aug 2010, 11:22
Well I certainly hope that it is not an action shot. It must be moody and dark and as minimalistic as possible. I'm thinking along the lines of Heavy Rain:

http://www.battlemouth.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/hr-poster.png

Aside from this, a modern game cover I really liked was the Borderlands one (Not that I want anything like this for DXHR... I just think that it expresses the game perfectly)

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/4511/1104799-504x_borderlands_box_art_super.jpg

xsamitt
30th Aug 2010, 13:12
Well I certainly hope that it is not an action shot. It must be moody and dark and as minimalistic as possible. I'm thinking along the lines of Heavy Rain:

http://www.battlemouth.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/hr-poster.png

Aside from this, a modern game cover I really liked was the Borderlands one (Not that I want anything like this for DXHR... I just think that it expresses the game perfectly)

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/4511/1104799-504x_borderlands_box_art_super.jpg

I like both those covers.Good Call.:thumb:

Esnuk
30th Aug 2010, 13:38
The guys at Eidos Montreal have already thought about a possible cover for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and although it is not final I like it!

You can see it below:

http://a.imageshack.us/img340/9082/panelpreorder.png

DeusWhatever
30th Aug 2010, 13:41
Since the gaming-industry has grown up and wants to be more like a movie.

I guess the best tip is the main Protagonist on the Cover, killing some innocent looking guy (to initiate a marketing scandal), while in the background there are multiple explosions and helicopters and a military-jet with a dinosaur. (There even exists a Picture of that Jet-Dinosaur, but i wasnt able to find it irght now ...)

But honestly, please just do a modern simplistic cover. Anything else make sthe game look cheap.

@Esnuk
Yes its nice, but i have to admit i would prefere if it had an additional carton-hull (with the same design, i guess that would look even better)

mad825
30th Aug 2010, 13:47
please note "box art not final" is said underneath

Khaeru
30th Aug 2010, 14:12
something like this
http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/645/fear4.jpg

or something unexpected

http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web04/2009/7/2/10/cool-and-gore-fear-2-wallpaper-28958-1246545747-0.jpg

Angel-A
30th Aug 2010, 18:36
This is a fan boxart someone made:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/220/0/f/Deux_EX_Human_Revolution_b_by_Arisept.png

Quite a nice concept, IMO. If the case art was something along the lines of that, a happy, happy puppy I would be.
I just love the composure of it all, not an IN-YO-FACE-IMA-BADASS look (lolinvisiblewar), it's more restrained and subtle but still pretty striking. Very eye catching and elegant while it gets the message of the game across.

Though it had better have a "DX" symbol somewhere, or rage will ensue...

3nails4you
30th Aug 2010, 19:32
This is a fan boxart someone made:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/220/0/f/Deux_EX_Human_Revolution_b_by_Arisept.png


I love it!

Dr_Bob
30th Aug 2010, 19:43
This is a fan boxart someone made:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/220/0/f/Deux_EX_Human_Revolution_b_by_Arisept.png

Quite a nice concept, IMO. If the case art was something along the lines of that, a happy, happy puppy I would be.
I just love the composure of it all, not an IN-YO-FACE-IMA-BADASS look (lolinvisiblewar), it's more restrained and subtle but still pretty striking. Very eye catching and elegant while it gets the message of the game across.

Though it had better have a "DX" symbol somewhere, or rage will ensue...

Looks great, but why is the top-half of Adam's face cut off?!

Angel-A
30th Aug 2010, 19:47
Looks great, but why is the top-half of Adam's face cut off?!
Do not know. The guy that made probably thought it looked cooler that way?
Hmm, actually, I kinda think it adds to the picture... Mysterious lookin' :p

Dr_Bob
30th Aug 2010, 19:56
Do not know. The guy that made probably thought it looked cooler that way?
Hmm, actually, I kinda think it adds to the picture... Mysterious lookin' :p

Also, what kind of game case is that?

It looks like a book.

Not that I don't like it.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
30th Aug 2010, 20:21
Also, what kind of game case is that?

It looks like a book.

Not that I don't like it.


It's a good size for a collectors' edition. Just imagine all the extra goodies that would fit inside. :cool:

avenging_teabag
30th Aug 2010, 20:43
The box art should be minimalistic, something like this:

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z433/Forum_Moderator/DEUS%20EX/dxhrboxart.jpg
Agreed. Even an all-black design will do.

Dr_Bob
30th Aug 2010, 20:48
It's a good size for a collectors' edition. Just imagine all the extra goodies that would fit inside. :cool:

Adam Jensen figurine, complete with pullable back-tentacles.

DeusWhatever
30th Aug 2010, 21:00
It's a good size for a collectors' edition. Just imagine all the extra goodies that would fit inside. :cool:

I dont know how much "intel" you have, but i really wonder how much freedom designers have with DVD-Cases nowadays, would it even be possible to not use the standard-case for the normal version?

Red
31st Aug 2010, 07:26
The box art should be minimalistic, something like this:

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z433/Forum_Moderator/DEUS%20EX/dxhrboxart.jpg

Not enough chainsaw.

Kodaemon
31st Aug 2010, 08:24
I dont know how much "intel" you have, but i really wonder how much freedom designers have with DVD-Cases nowadays, would it even be possible to not use the standard-case for the normal version?

Enough to come up with something like this:

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/3889/20100219132237.jpg

JCpies
31st Aug 2010, 08:42
My guess is, it's going to be like DX with Adam instead of JC, looking up at a light shining down on him. Instead of it being a searchlight, it'll be a streetlight.

ROCK STARTIST
31st Aug 2010, 09:23
I appreciate everyone's feedback, especially that awesome fan made cover, hopefully we will get some hints once some new posters arrive at the Eidos store before early 2011.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
31st Aug 2010, 17:15
^
I'm hoping we'll get info before that time.

Human
1st Sep 2010, 03:17
This is a fan boxart someone made:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/220/0/f/Deux_EX_Human_Revolution_b_by_Arisept.png


Stunning... I love it as well. I especially like the added touch of Adam's "reflection." We all know that there will be twists/hidden conspiracies in the plot and this box art displays that magnificantly by having the main protagonist split between two sides (notice how the "reflection" is of a more evil/augmented/killer side of Adam in battle armor instead of the more muted/human/doubleagent look of a trenchcoat - play against the protesters or work for them?). Nice touch and big pluses to whoever pulled that off. There are always 2 sides to a story/argument and Adam doesn't know which side he's on (has he turned his back to his other side?)... Perfect!

Pinky_Powers
1st Sep 2010, 04:27
Looks great, but why is the top-half of Adam's face cut off?!

It's the new fad with covers. No, seriously, take a stroll down the fiction section of your local book store. The number of covers that chop off the head is staggering.

-~::Edit::~-

I was always under the impression this was going to be the cover-art. :hmm:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f310/Pinky_Powers/DeusExFantasy.jpg

pringlepower
1st Sep 2010, 06:04
It's the new fad with covers. No, seriously, take a stroll down the fiction section of your local book store. The number of covers that chop off the head is staggering.

-~::Edit::~-

I was always under the impression this was going to be the cover-art. :hmm:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f310/Pinky_Powers/DeusExFantasy.jpg

I'd love to see Adam's Overdrive.

AxiomaticBadger
1st Sep 2010, 11:23
My Eyes!!!

lithos
1st Sep 2010, 15:34
I'm expecting to see "Games For Windows Live!" on there.

And then I'll kill myself.

Fluffis
1st Sep 2010, 15:37
-~::Edit::~-

I was always under the impression this was going to be the cover-art. :hmm:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f310/Pinky_Powers/DeusExFantasy.jpg

Sometimes I feel like I want to have your baby, Pinky. :lmao:

Angel-A
1st Sep 2010, 18:08
Er, could someone fill me in on what the joke of Pinky's picture is?...



Nice touch and big pluses to whoever pulled that off.
Just for the record, not much manip was involved as it's promo art (still clool, though).
Instances of it here (http://twitter.com/eidosmontreal) and here. (http://a.imageshack.us/img689/8782/adamcoatgold.png)

Irate_Iguana
1st Sep 2010, 18:24
Er, could someone fill me in on what the joke of Pinky's picture is?...

Expected boxart from when we heard that Squeenix was taking over EM.

Angel-A
1st Sep 2010, 20:39
Expected boxart from when we heard that Squeenix was taking over EM.
Yeah, I get that, but... I don't understand why.
._.

Pinky_Powers
1st Sep 2010, 20:45
Yeah, I get that, but... I don't understand why.
._.

Why what?

Ashpolt
1st Sep 2010, 20:47
The guy on the front is Tidus, the lead character of Final Fantasy X. He's a fairly good example of Square Enix's "belts 'n' zippers" (and crazy hair) approach to character design.

Pinky_Powers
1st Sep 2010, 21:13
The guy on the front is Tidus, the lead character of Final Fantasy X. He's a fairly good example of Square Enix's "belts 'n' zippers" (and crazy hair) approach to character design.

I chose him because he's so f**king outrageous. He's more of a caricature of their design philosophies than an actual byproduct. If Square Enix should ever be ashamed of something they created, their disgrace lie'th there.

Gordon_Shea
1st Sep 2010, 21:22
Honestly I'm kind of hoping for something posed with a lot of the game's characters in it. Nothing too flash, I was thinking more of a recreation of one of the Dutch Masters' paintings with characters, clothes, and a setting from the game.

Ashpolt
1st Sep 2010, 22:55
I chose him because he's so f**king outrageous. He's more of a caricature of their design philosophies than an actual byproduct. If Square Enix should ever be ashamed of something they created, their disgrace lie'th there.

Agreed Tidus is pretty outrageous, but there are better examples. What about Lulu? She has AN ENTIRE SKIRT MADE OF BELTS! And she carries a moogle around with her!

Jerion
1st Sep 2010, 23:14
Orange soda disappearing into the darkness.

*Flexes fingers, cracks knuckles*

I'll get to work.

Pinky_Powers
1st Sep 2010, 23:42
Agreed Tidus is pretty outrageous, but there are better examples. What about Lulu? She has AN ENTIRE SKIRT MADE OF BELTS! And she carries a moogle around with her!

Nah, her skirt may be ridiculous, but everything else about her design is quite elegant and beautiful. A belty lower gown is nowhere near as hideous and flamboyant as the bright candy-coated queer-ass pirate wannabe known as Titus.

DXeXodus
2nd Sep 2010, 11:18
...bright candy-coated queer-ass pirate wannabe....

So.... Descriptive :nut:

Pinky_Powers
2nd Sep 2010, 11:56
So.... Descriptive :nut:

And... insightful. Who is this Pinky fellow? Gandhi's MJXII clone, probably.

AxiomaticBadger
2nd Sep 2010, 14:14
Tidus was bad, Wakka was worse.
Creepy ass crossbreed between MC hammer and a cockatiel.

Pretentious Old Man.
2nd Sep 2010, 15:20
It's going to be the main guy with some knives coming out of his arms while making an angry face

If I'm wrong I'll give everyone on this forum with 100 posts or more 50 bucks

American, Aus, or Canadian dollars? From what date shall the rate of exchange be set? What is the forfeit to be?

There's no way you're going to get out of that bet. :naughty:

lithos
3rd Sep 2010, 07:47
American, Aus, or Canadian dollars?

Zimbabwean.

xAcerbusx
3rd Sep 2010, 09:09
I hope it's something artistic, cyberpunkish... and not at all cliché. Like, Mass Effect 2 started out with a much better cover than the 'Bald Space Marine charging toward a nondescript battle' design that they eventually settled on, (probably because it 'focus tested' better) and I really wish they hadn't gone with that. Video game covers that depict the protagonist brandishing a weapon or... posing in front of flames or whatever are just way overdone. Cover art that breaks that mold would probably be more eye-catching at this point than something within that standard formula.

The original Deus Ex had a great, iconic image that still holds up. Human Revolution doesn't need to top that, or even try. It just needs to represent the game well while retaining a touch of that Deus Ex 'class'. Something that evokes Blade Runner wouldn't hurt, either, but that's just my shameless Ridley Scott worship speaking.

AlexOfSpades
14th Sep 2010, 19:03
I expect something brown.






Really.

Ashpolt
14th Sep 2010, 20:18
I expect something brown.






Really.

You've obviously not been briefed. The colours of this game are gold and black. AND NOTHING ELSE.

AlexOfSpades
14th Sep 2010, 20:22
You've obviously not been briefed. The colours of this game are gold and black. AND NOTHING ELSE.

Literally, nothing else.

Pinky_Powers
14th Sep 2010, 20:32
It's called a colour palette, and there's a lot of variety within it. It's been an essential technique of creating mood for hundreds of years.

http://dxhr.nanoaugur.net/dx3-screenshot30.jpg

http://dxhr.nanoaugur.net/dx3-screenshot31.jpg

http://www.harley.com/art/abstract-art/images/(davinci)-mona-lisa.jpg

AlexOfSpades
14th Sep 2010, 22:16
I understand perfectly that the sepia pallete isnt overused in the game, as you stated, there's a Variety of colors.

Indeed.


But in the forum, the website and all the trailers i've seen so far, most of the colors are composed of brown (or black and gold). Since the discussion at hands is the box cover art, i suppose it will be of the same tone.

Hammich
15th Sep 2010, 00:37
The box art should be minimalistic, something like this:

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z433/Forum_Moderator/DEUS%20EX/dxhrboxart.jpg

http://thesmilinghorse.com/files/GFTR_800.jpg

Donvermicelli
15th Sep 2010, 14:31
This is a fan boxart someone made:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/220/0/f/Deux_EX_Human_Revolution_b_by_Arisept.png

Quite a nice concept, IMO. If the case art was something along the lines of that, a happy, happy puppy I would be.
I just love the composure of it all, not an IN-YO-FACE-IMA-BADASS look (lolinvisiblewar), it's more restrained and subtle but still pretty striking. Very eye catching and elegant while it gets the message of the game across.

Though it had better have a "DX" symbol somewhere, or rage will ensue...

Something is horribly wrong with this, THE most important part has been left out:

"Prequel to game of the year award winner Deus Ex"

Geralt z Rivii
16th Sep 2010, 01:48
This is a fan boxart someone made:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/220/0/f/Deux_EX_Human_Revolution_b_by_Arisept.png

Quite a nice concept, IMO. If the case art was something along the lines of that, a happy, happy puppy I would be.
I just love the composure of it all, not an IN-YO-FACE-IMA-BADASS look (lolinvisiblewar), it's more restrained and subtle but still pretty striking. Very eye catching and elegant while it gets the message of the game across.

Though it had better have a "DX" symbol somewhere, or rage will ensue...
Hi. Nice fan boxart.

Could anyone tell me where I can find the artwork in high quality? Thanks.

Tecman
16th Sep 2010, 02:16
We had a thread a while ago about possible cover art and I made this for it:

http://dxhr.nanoaugur.net/fanmade-cover-t.jpg

No idea what they'll end up actually using, though.

Hammich
16th Sep 2010, 04:12
^I hope those are the required specs they end up using

Geralt z Rivii
16th Sep 2010, 06:33
^I agree :D

Found it, the pic of the rainy box art:
http://www.mcvuk.com/static/banners/551/653.jpg

But too bad there's some cuts in it.

Deus_Ex_Machina
16th Sep 2010, 06:56
This is what I'm expecting to see on the box cover art.

http://static.funnyjunk.com/pictures/epic_shoop_da_whoop0.jpg

Angel-A
16th Sep 2010, 20:42
Hi. Nice fan boxart.

Could anyone tell me where I can find the artwork in high quality? Thanks.

It's from deviantART. Also, that's actually the highest resolution there was. :nut:

Geralt z Rivii
16th Sep 2010, 21:00
It's from deviantART. Also, that's actually the highest resolution there was. :nut:
Hi, I mean this art:

http://www.mcvuk.com/static/banners/551/653.jpg

But it has weird cuts :mad2:

Angel-A
16th Sep 2010, 21:04
Hi, I mean this art:

http://www.mcvuk.com/static/banners/551/653.jpg

But it has weird cuts :mad2:

Ohhhh, you meant the original art. Sorry, I can't help you there, :( and the cuts are weird.
CoyoteGrey knows, maybe?

nexusdx
16th Sep 2010, 21:26
i'm not Coyotegrey, but i have something like this

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_nuUTQ_grFWk/TJKJXgsXX_I/AAAAAAAAC1A/A9n3fNSYQEo/2010%2006%20xx%20ada.jpg

Lady_Of_The_Vine
16th Sep 2010, 21:54
i'm not Coyotegrey, but i have something like this

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_nuUTQ_grFWk/TJKJXgsXX_I/AAAAAAAAC1A/A9n3fNSYQEo/2010%2006%20xx%20ada.jpg

I absolutely LOVE that jacket! I would wear one.

Pinky_Powers
16th Sep 2010, 22:10
I absolutely LOVE that jacket! I would wear one.

You and me both. :cool:

Geralt z Rivii
17th Sep 2010, 02:07
i'm not Coyotegrey, but i have something like this

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_nuUTQ_grFWk/TJKJXgsXX_I/AAAAAAAAC1A/A9n3fNSYQEo/2010%2006%20xx%20ada.jpg
Thanks nexus!