I can’t imagine why!
The recently-released console versions of Murder House have a distinctly creepy icon featuring a costumed rabbit killer, the Easter Ripper, and nothing else. The design is, in a word, striking. The freaky icon jumps out — in a good or bad way, depending on who you ask — when it’s lined up against other, probably “nicer”-looking icons on a home screen.
The game’s creator, Puppet Combo, was asked by a fan on Twitter about a potential “fix” for the game’s “horrendous” icon (via Kotaku) — the answer is straight-up “no.”
— PUPPET COMBO (@PuppetCombo) October 20, 2021
I’m not sure where we all stand on the “Nintendo Switch game icon” debate, in which some players would very much prefer to have an icon that balances the game’s artwork with its logo, but as someone who isn’t too bothered by the aesthetics of my Switch home screen, I found this exchange pretty amusing. It’s even funnier the deeper you go.
— AUTOMATON（オートマトン） (@AUTOMATONJapan) October 20, 2021
It’s easily the creepiest icon of any game on my PS4 💀 I wasn’t ready. pic.twitter.com/4LyjTgBG82
— Mishimaryu (@Mishimaryu1) October 20, 2021
If this ever gets a psychical release just make this the front of the box art. pic.twitter.com/jiY8P5NecN
— MarioBrotherL1UP (@MBL1UP) October 20, 2021
I wouldn’t necessarily say I like this creepy-ass logo, but I like what it’s going for and I wouldn’t want it to change. It fits the “VHS slasher” vibe of the game.
The more the merrier, really. I want to be able to deck out my home screen with nothing but lo-fi horror-game freakshows. There might be diminishing returns for console ports (I think Murder House was a good first test-the-waters release), but at the same time, this niche is underserved on consoles. It’d be so nice to accumulate a whole library of ’em.