Announcement: Valiant Entertainment’s 8-Bit Inspired Covers

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Once in awhile, a company comes along with legions of good ideas. Right now, that company is Valiant Entertainment, publisher of X-O ManowarShadowman, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong. Recently, Valiant announced they’re releasing a free game for Android and iOS devices in mid-April as a tie-in to their upcoming crossover “Harbinger Wars.” In honor of this game, every Valiant title in May will feature a variant cover based on a classic video game. Take a look at them all after the jump!

Shadowman Meets JRPG

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Shadowman #7’s cover is clearly based on the classic Final Fantasy games. Given the nature of his team with their mystical powers and varied skill sets, this makes a lot of sense.

Archer & Armstrong Get DK-ified

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Admittedly, Archer & Armstrong is the only Valiant series I haven’t touched. Even so, this hilarious cover inspired by the original arcade game Donkey Kong is hilarious!

Bloodshot’s Konami Code Contract

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 Contra is the perfect game for Bloodshot to star in, since his modus operandi is to shoot, shoot, and shoot some more!

Harbinger’s Streets are Full of Rage

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The Harbinger gang is here for an all-out psionic brawl…Streets of Rage style!

X-O Manowar’s Metroid Mission

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Aric’s solo space adventures would feel right at home in the Metroid universe, which is why this simple cover makes so much sense.

There you have them, Valiant’s awesome 8-Bit covers! What do you think? Are you as excited for these as I am? And if you’re not reading any Valiant series…go out to your local comic store and rectify that ASAP!

[via: Comic Vine

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