The PS3 release of ero-RPG Star Ocean 4 has opted to utilise some strange cartoon-like illustrations for its cover, a reversal of its previous decision to downplay such designs in favour of generic sci-fi starscapes and CG characters.
The US PS3 version ushers in some unfamiliar Chinese cartoons:
As does the Japanese PS3 version:
Europeans still get the Square treatment:
The US Xbox 360 version:
The EU Xbox 360 version:
The Japanese Xbox 360 version:
Perhaps publishers are beginning to see anime designs are not such a liability after all?