We typically don't write too many full posts for new box art here at Game Rant, but when it comes to highly anticipated next-gen titles we're willing to make an exception. Case in point: the box art for two of 2014's more enticing releases, Titanfall and Thief.
While each game appeals to a very different demographic — Titanfall to the multiplayer-focused gamers and Thief to those gamers who prefer a more story-driven experience — both are presumably betting big on the success of the next-gen consoles. Titanfall, in fact, might be the biggest next-gen title we see released next year — an Xbox exclusive that Respawn Entertainment has tailor made for Microsoft's Xbox One.
Thief, on the other hand, is going for the widest audience possible; even though its ideal platforms are the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Heading into E3 2013, hopes were high for Thief, especially amongst fans of the original, but our hands-off preview of the game left us a little disappointed.
That, of course, can change with some much needed fine-tuning, but at first glance mechanical issues were far too prevalent. Nevertheless, check out the box art for Thief, which puts its iconic main character, Garrett the master thief, front and center:
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As far as Titanfall is concerned, it was no surprise to us that it took top honors for E3 2013, as it was the one demo that blew us away. Respawn Entertainment has a long lineage in the multiplayer space, and they appear to be leveraging that experience and putting it to good use with Titanfall.
By making the ground troop combat just as viable as the mech combat, Titanfall could become something truly special. Yes, the Xbox One exclusivity will hold it back, but if gamers respond well to the title then Titanfall 2 might become a huge hit.
What do you think of the box art for Titanfall and Thief? Which game are you more excited to check out?
Titanfall releases in Q1 2014 for the PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Thief releases February 25, 2014 for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.