Sony Computer Entertainment America and Quantic Dream have revealed the official box art for their upcoming interactive-drama game, Beyond: Two Souls. The two companies worked together to, “choose an image that we felt was both cinematic and in keeping with the emotional journey that the final game will take you on.”
There are many different emotional and dramatic tones and themes that will be present in Beyond: Two Souls, and the developer and publisher had to grapple with numerous concerns over what exactly they would put on the box. “BEYOND is so unique in the sense that it spans a character’s entire lifetime and takes place in such a vast array of locations and situations, that picking a singular image to represent the game effectively really does feel like digging for a needle in a haystack,” wrote Derek Osgood, SCEA’s Associate Product Marketing Manager, “Ultimately, we decided on the packshot you see above because it felt sophisticated, mature and different from most traditional game packaging, and it really captures the emotion Ellen Page conveyed in her performance as Jodie. The image of Jodie at peace in the eye of the storm really speaks to her constant battle with the incredible gift she’s been given.”
Beyond: Two Souls will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 3 on October 8th, 2013.