We revealed our worst videogame box art of the year last week but now it's time to focus on the positive as we look at some of the best Nintendo cover art of 2012. Now it's probably fair to say that modern box art isn't as good as cover art from the SNES era (some of the old Mario covers were amazing) but there have been some crackers this year. Let's take a look at some of our favourites from the past 12 months.
Classy cover art for a classy game. This really stands out because it looks unlike anything else from 2012; indeed it almost looks like an album cover rather than videogame box art. This is the profile of Lady Calista, the princess of the House of Arganan that rules Lazulis Island. Don't be fooled by her moody profile - she is described as a very polite and cheerful lady. This is the standard box art - you could also buy a limited edition box set of The Last Story featuring a steel case (with different artwork), a CD and an art book.