Field Artwork Brawl: Viewtiful Joe

Viewtiful Joe - Box Art Brawl
Picture: Nintendo Life

Hiya people, welcome to a different version of Field Artwork Brawl!

For final week’s brawl, we took a take a look at one among a handful of Digital Boy video games (and one which a lot of you had forgotten even existed): Panic Bomber. It wasn’t a very shut race for this one, with Japan profitable comfortably with 71% of the vote. Nicely achieved, Japan!

This week, we’re heading again to the GameCube period to take a look at one among Hideki Kamiya’s greatest video games: Viewtiful Joe! We have got totally different cowl designs throughout all three main areas this time, so it will be a correct, three-way brawl. Good.

Launched again in 2003, Viewtiful Joe was launched completely for the GameCube as a part of the ‘Capcom 5’; 5 (effectively, technically 4) video games that Capcom had pledged to create particularly for the GameCube to spice up {hardware} gross sales and exhibit robust third-party help, together with the legendary Resident Evil 4. In fact, most of us know by now how this all ultimately transpired: three of the 4 video games made their method to different platforms, with solely P.N.03 remaining unique to the GameCube.

Nonetheless, Viewtiful Joe was a important success, even when it wasn’t notably a business one. It spawned a direct sequel and a few spin-off video games, and fairly frankly, we’re simply itching for Capcom to get it ported over to the Change!

Make sure you solid your votes within the ballot beneath; however first, let’s try the field artwork designs themselves.

North America

Viewtiful Joe NA
Picture: Capcom

North America’s design for Viewtiful Joe might be probably the most “conventional” out of the entire variants, in that it merely options the titular protagonist in opposition to a reasonably busy background, full to the brim with the sport’s numerous enemies. It is completely beautiful, bursting with color from nook to nook, with the emblem itself good and daring on the prime. Pretty!


Huh? Twoooo?!

Yep. Europe bought two field artwork variants for Viewtiful Joe, although the one distinction between them is the color: one is yellow, and the opposite pink – ta-da! In any other case, we have got the protagonist himself placing the identical pose because the North American variant, and each designs have the identical background as one another. Why have been there two variants? There simply have been! This author remembers being lumbered with the pink one and being pretty disillusioned, however wanting again now..? Yeah, they’re each very nice.


Viewtiful Joe JP Pink
Picture: Capcom

Japan’s design is kind of attention-grabbing, as a result of it is the one one of many bunch that options the sport’s signature movie reel visible on the prime. Our protagonist is placing a special (albeit arguably extra iconic) pose from the western design, and we have got a very beautiful pink gradiant happening with the background, together with some fairly flower petals surrounding Joe. This can be a nice design total!

Thanks for voting! We’ll see you subsequent time for an additional spherical of the Field Artwork Brawl.


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