Okami box art scandal

There's been a lot of fuss lately about the box art for Okami on Wii. It looks like someone at Capcom used an image from IGN and neglected to fully remove the logo, as seen below.

This blunder has not only worked it's way onto the real game boxes, but also the cover of the official strategy book.

I'm amazed that this problem wasn't noticed before going to print, my own copy of the game has the logo and it's quite plain to see. Through their official website, Capcom are offering a choice of replacement covers to US residents who want one. There are 3 to choose from:

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Zendalf said:

Wow. That guy is fired. Is this game any good? Looks gorgeous.


Wii Freak said:

It's not that big of a deal.


Goombaka said:

Canadians get it too, which is important for me. I had to check the site. This makes me happy because the current artwork isn't my favorite. I have to get the 2nd one (with the sakura) because it is by far the best.


Master Foot said:

That's crazy because it shows that the marketing department didn't do their job. It could have been done deliberately by Capcom, since IGN whored the hell out of Zak & Wiki and they are doing this as a return favor. The original will make a great collector's item. I would buy it but I'm still on the PS2 version.

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Nova said:

How would they get this from ign? Don't they make their box art?


Wiipaw said:

Capcom is being way too generous. Hooray for lazy box art designers.


jskrdude said:

I'd rather have the cover with the watermark. It's more interesting, tehe.


Senpai said:

Sweet, now I can get a cooler cover.


Quartz said:

Holy crap. That's crazy dude. Not that big of a deal? That is messed up. That guy is crazy fired. That's really pathetic right there, man. They didn't use their own box art? Strange. However, the choice to get the other 2 box arts. Those are cool looking. They're not generic. But yeah, that's some serious business. I can't believe that happened. That's.. wow. Just wow.


Wiipaw said:

Heh, maybe I should get one of those and put it over the Twilight Princess cover and see if anyone can tell the difference.

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