On the other side of good and evil - Box Art Brawl
Image: Nintendo Life

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition Box Art Brawl.

Last timewe looked Yoshi’s Island for N64. In the end, the vote heavily favored Japanese box art, which favored a gorgeous embroidered aesthetic over the more traditional approach taken in North America and Europe. With 64% of the vote, Japan won in a near landslide victory. Well done!

This time we’ve moved a bit back in time to 2003 and the launch of Ubisoft On the other side of good and evil for GameCube. Although the action-adventure was deemed a commercial failure, it nevertheless gained considerable popularity, leading to Ubisoft announcing a sequel in 2008, which… still hasn’t been released. Well.

Beyond Good and Evil unfortunately didn’t launch in Japan back in 2003, so this week we’re just going to look at the North American and European box art. With that in mind, let’s get started, shall we?

Don’t forget to cast your votes in the poll below; but first let’s check out the box designs themselves.

North America

On the other side of good and evil - N.A
Image: Ubisoft

Both options here are relatively similar to each other. It must be said that both feature the game’s main character, journalist Jade, looking extremely badass. The North American version features a larger image of the character with the logo itself sitting directly above it.

We can also get a good view of the game world in the background, giving the overall image a nice sense of place. All in all, a worthy effort!


On the other side of good and evil is the EU
Image: Ubisoft

Here we get to see a bit more of Jade herself as she takes center stage in the composition. The overall brightness of the image has been increased slightly compared to the North American version, and we think that Jade’s pose is much more impressive.

It will be hard! Over to you people.

Thank you for voting! See you next time for another round of Box Art Brawl.