Not a Good Week for Capcom and Logos

Not a Good Week for Capcom and Logos

We all make mistakes, it’s a fact of life. However, when you’re rich enough to hire people who do nothing but spot check your stuff, things like this shouldn’t slip through.

I feel like I need to front load this a bit in order to prove that this isn’t an isolated incident, so let’s rewind a few years back to 2009 when Capcom remastered Okami for the Wii. The game seemed to have been designed for the system what with it’s unique paintbrush style controls and all. However, someone at Capcom seemed to be looking for a way to cut corners in the marketing department, allowing a watermarked image from internet giant IGN to make its way onto the cover of the game.

Unfortunately, that  wouldn’t be the last cover art snafu for Capcom.

Last week, a series of viral marketing campaigns led up to the reveling of a new logo that read ‘Resident Evil 6’. It didn’t take long for people to see something wrong with the image. Now, I will admit, there technically isn’t anything wrong with the image. It’s just, well… see for yourself.

Once you see it, you can never unsee it.

Now, if you don’t see it, consider yourself to be free of a dirty mind. However, to those who have a bit more of a perverted ‘skeptical’ eye, there is something staring you right in the face that once seen can never be forgotten. It’s like one of those images that you have to stare at for 10 hours and let your eyes cross almost to the point of no return before an image finally pops and screams “WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?!”

Still don’t see it? Here, let me help you.

If you still can’t see it, consider yourself lucky.

 

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Resident Evil Revelations is here to round things out with a massive typo that may as well have neon lighting around it. Again, you may not notice it because the biran rlleay olny ndees the frist and lsat lteters in a wrod to be corerct in odrer to udnersatnd it. (See what I did there? It was on purpose, btw.) So yea, if you couldn’t read that, it basically says that your brain really only requires the first and last letters in a word to be placed correctly. The rest can just be tossed in at random and thanks to the wonders of thinking, your brain figures it out.

I digress…

Here is the front of the box art looking all fresh and dapper.

Spell check caught everything here…

 

Until you turn it sideways…

... but not here.

Capcom has conceded that the entire North American launch shipment will remain as is, so one can only expect Capcom to issue some sort of downloadable, correct, cover art as a replacement, much like they did for Okami.

I suppose we can all take solace away in knowing that no matter how much money you have and how careful you are, mistakes still slip through. Some are just less expensive than others.

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