Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ghost of Thornton Hall Box Art Revealed!

Today's the day!!! Enough gab, take a look at this cover:
For a while Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake was my favorite cover art, but now this one has made it to my #1 favorite spot. What do you make of this? The graveyard with the ghost lingering by a crypt, looking on and thinking about her past...the old, dilapidated manor to the right casts fear into the minds of those who visit...and the ghost girl, front and center with the reflection of the flames from her charred past illuminates her perplexed face.

What are your thoughts to this new illustration? We'd love to hear from you!

Also,

~Little Jackalope~

31 comments:

Future HeR Animator said...

:O I have no words! This is beyond amazing... so detailed...so creepy... I LOVE the ghost in the background:D This blows my mind away, definitely worth waiting for! You guys have outdone yourselves again! :D

Anonymous said...

i'll bet no one noticed she's holding a mask. :>
~Z

Claire said...

Oh. My. Gosh. This cover art is AMAZING! I'm even more excited for this game now! I didn't think that was possible! I CANNOT wait for this game!!!!

Emma said...

Wow! This cover art is so cool! Can't wait for this game! I'm definitely going to pre-order!

ILUVNANCY!!! said...

It's SCARY! But beautiful at the same time.

WWNDD12 said...

It is soo spooky LJ!! I love it! Hay, what is your favorite game!? I'd love to know!

We are sooo going to find out more about the game by messing around with the cover and we are going to find out who the culprit is! *Evil Laugh* Okay, maybe we wont... XD

-Trey
WWNDD12

Breanna said...

This definitely the coolest box cover art i have ever seen!!! IT'S MY FAV. TOO.

Rachel Stevens said...

WOW! I AM SO IMPRESSED! So the girl in the graveyard is the same girl who is front and center or no? Now all I want to know ... Is that Jessalyn? :D

Rachel Stevens said...

Okay LJ, I'm guessing our charred eyes ghost girl died in a fire?

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!! I LOVE the cover art!!! There's a sinister atmosphere in the air! =) This makes me even MORE excited to play GTH!!!! Thank you SO much Her for making these AMAZING games!!
~JOY77

Rachel Stevens said...

Based on the cover art and the teaser trailer I think GTH is going to be about a ghost girl (girl in the center of the cover art and also in the graveyard in the background) who died in a fire (hence the "charred eyes") during some sort of masquerade ball that took place at Thornton Hall during Victorian times. The ghost girl is a Thornton and is dead in present day. When Jessalyn Thornton goes back to live at/fix up Thornton Hall the ghost girl is angered and upset (more than usual) and captures Jessalyn. Now Nancy has to save Jessalyn from the ghost girl.

If I'm right I think that would be SUCH an interesting story because we all have learned that "ghosts are never real, and it's always some culprit" but in this game we will not only have to save Jessalyn, but put the ghost girl's spirit/remains/secrets to rest. For once, a ghost will be real.

Rachel Stevens said...

I do have to say though, it's disappointing when you put faces on the cover art because the 3D characters NEVER look the same as the ones on the box. When you compare box art characters to in game characters, in game always looks morphed in some way. (SAW, DED, SCKR, HAU, and ASH are all perfect examples)

AppDude27 said...

Is there going to be a sleeve for the bonus edition/standard like the other games? I know with Deadly Device you guys stopped doing the sleeves!! On the bright side, you are going green, but they did look so cool...

Anonymous said...

Cool! It's more scary then any other game cover!

Anonymous said...

My first thought was "Ew!" because she really looks dead, but looking at it as a whole I LOVE it!!! It looks so creepy and romantic. I am excited!!!!

Katy Williams said...

Hi, LJ!
After seeing this, I started squealing and continued doing so for a full 2 minutes! I had to show the cover art to my sister and dad (neither of whom play Nancy Drew Games, but both of whom were amused by my excitement) before I could finally sit still again. XD The cover art is absolutely perfect -- all that I hoped it would be and more! Now I think I really will go crazy from anticipation, impatience, and curiosity regarding the game itself!!

Claire said...

Wow! It looks incredible!! :) The detail of the necklace is interesting, I wonder if it's an emblem of the family's? The ghost girl is wearing a pretty dress too. :)

Definitely can't wait to see who the characters are now. Good work HER!!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh! I love it! I'm already afraid. I mean,I like being alittle afraid,and I've never played,but I've heard alot about Shadow at the Waters Edge,I just don't know what to expect with this one.
Are you gonna take a break and be alittle more layed back like ASH in the next game?

From me,
Silvertongue.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say,I can't wait till character profiles are revealed(can you bring Alexie back in the future)

Also,did you know today is national Pie day! It's 3/14/2013

From me,
Silvertongue.

Anonymous said...

the cover art for the last couple of games have been really disturbing. Why is that? I have had to hide games with scary covers under games without scary covers. I mean, all the covers have been scary to a degree, but not this scary.

Anonymous said...

You guys did great at designing! This one is definitely my favorite front cover! :)

Anonymous said...

This cover art literally took my breath away. It's so beautiful and detailed, I think I'm going to be looking t this all day. Well worth the wait.

-Jody

Shainnen Somerville said...

Errrhhhmaaaaagerdddddd!
That is literally the best artwork I've seen you guys have. Not other than Danger by Design (I don't know what is it with that cover, but it seems so soothing to me), but this has to be the most scariest, yet beautiful, and tempting so much to someone to pick it up and read more on what it's about. Great advertisment, and great work HeR! The date is coming closer and closer to come <3

OrangePeel said...

Wow the case looks AMAZING! I'm definetly going to try to get this game in the future! GREAT WORK! :)

Anonymous said...

This game looks really scary! What's it rated?

Anonymous said...

I love love LOVE that cover!!!!! VERY scary and cool. Keep up the great work!!!!!
- Nancy Drew's #1 fan
PS- When I got my copy of DAN, I opened it and this card had a puzzle on it, and it said- 'STUMPED?- Visit www.herinteractive.com for the answer.' Could you please tell me the answer since I looked on the website but couldn't find it? Thanks!

NDFan said...

This is so spooky! When is the trailer for the game coming out?

Meghan said...

OMG!!!!!!!! It's sooo cool!
Her eyes are gorgeous! I wonder if there's something reflected in them like the locket on CAP. Is that mascara running down her face? Why's she sad!?!
PS: Love your blog. Been reading for a while now but, I can't comment on my ipod touch.
PPS: My birthday is on Sunday. EEEEE!!!!! I'm going to be fifteen!

Meghan

Isis4Ever said...

Very nice! :) Spooky and beautiful at the same time. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I just got a ND revelation! (lol) :) We should organize a petition to make a national Nancy Drew day! We could play Nancy Drew themed games, and read the books, and have a Nancy Drew themed parade! Now wouldn't THAT be cool!!!!!!
-Nancy Drew's #1 fan
PS- LJ, I SOOOOO <3 your blog!

Anonymous said...

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you guys ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

~Junebug1220