The variants include game icons such as Mario, Sonic and Master Chief, alongside forgotten legends such as Dizzy, Q-Bert and Dirk the Daring.
Subscribers will receive a custom-produced cover by LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule. Subscribers edition aside, only 200 versions of each cover will be available.
“We were keen to mark Edge’s 200th edition with something special, although we set ourselves a tough task in selecting 200 covers that would represent video gaming’s diversity,” commented Edge magazine’s editor-in-chief
“Ultimately we’re confident that every Edge reader will be able to find something among the final choices that resonates with their gaming life, and we look forward to seeing which designs prove popular.”
Publishing director of Future’s games portfolio, James Binns added: “Edge is now a truly cross-media brand, with our website delivering timely news, rich content and community, and our print edition maintaining its high production and design values.”