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Here’s the box art for Wind Waker HD in North America

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Last week we showed you what the box art for the Japanese version of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD looked like. This week, Nintendo has released the North American version and I must say, it’s really spectacular. I expected to see the same version of the box art with English translations, but Nintendo has added a gold background to the North American version that really makes it pop.

I’ve included the Japanese version below. Which do you prefer?

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  • http://twitch.tv/dve2k DVE

    :O

  • SonicLucario

    Oh wow It reminds me of the original NA box art :D but I like the Japan box art a bit more because its more colorful but it still looks great :D

    • lozman1122

      i love both! i appreciate the gold throwback to the original, but i really like all the colors of the japan version. One thing though, what is up with that ugly HD text box? I wish they would’ve incorporated the HD in some other way

      • SonicLucario

        Yea I agree with you, what they did with Ocarina of Time with the 3D was a bit clever

        • lozman1122

          Just beat that game literally yesterday for the… uh, i forget. haha well i’ve beaten it a lot. But regardless of the HD text, still so stocked for this HD remake of my favorite Zelda

      • Mark

        I’ve noticed that Japanese people usual get the colorful things while we get the dull ones. For example, Japan got the sexy Super Famicom with it’s candy color buttons on the controller and logo while the U.S got a boxy kids toy with grey and purple buttons.

    • Javy G

      I hope it has a shine effect on it to blind me while I’m picking it up!

      • felony211662

        if it blinded you, then you wouldn’t be able to see the hd.. perhaps just a sparkle in a villager’s eye?

    • Derk

      I think the colorful box art is kind of childish and common. It reminds me of games like Sims Party and it makes Link look like this little peter pan character instead of the BAMF that he is. Gold stands for Nobility, prosperity, and power which is perfect for a medieval Zelda game. With the Japanese box art, Link just kind of falls into the background of the picture. I think that gold box is going to pull every eye in the store.

      Its definitely like the original box art! The old Zelda fans are going to see that golden box remake and buy the shit out of this game. Nintendo’s graphic designers did a great job on the NA version and I am especially excited for this game because I have never played it.

      • THCaleb

        His name is Link. Zelda is a female’s name

        • Tim van Broekhoven

          And Derk knows that. What’s your point…

          • THCaleb

            yeah now he does.. oh the power of editing a comment.. He replace ”Zelda just kind of falls into the backround” with ”Link just kind of falls into the backround”

          • Tim van Broekhoven

            Oops sorry, didn’t think of that.

  • sdmac200600

    I love the box art for japan better. Has more color but the American version is still great :D

  • Clel

    .

    • http://twitch.tv/dve2k DVE

      xD

    • sillybajillies

      Nice job everybody for bumping these useless picture comments to the top of the page. I wanted to read some opinions, but okay….

      • Clel

        That was my opinion on the box art.

      • ItzameyaToad

        Then stop being lazy and scroll down to read them haha I swear people will bitch about anything…

  • Ducked

    I like the Japanese version slightly better.

    But why the heck do they have to put spanish under the ESRB rating on all Nintendo games now!?!? It just doesn’t look right.

    • Gollums

      It looks like french and i believe its because the rating needs to be bilingual so they can sell it in Canada.

      • kenny Johnson

        Right. It’s required to sell in Canada.

      • Ducked

        Not the ones I see in the US, there all freaking spanish on the bottom.

        • pacheco90

          So whats the problem from them having spanish? A lot of peple goes to the US to buy stuff including games, it is nice to see they add spanish so that ppl that doesn´t know english can understand.

          • Ducked

            Because it makes the box art look ugly

  • http://www.famularo.org/ Jason Famularo

    Does it come with a gold cartridge?

    • Christopher Acuna

      Ow how sweet it would be.

      • Austin Burn

        to be a-loved be nintendo

    • Aidan Dawes

      *Disc

  • Brandon Gardner

    Release date?!?!?!

    • lozman1122

      I’m hoping for the NA release date to be the same as the Europe Oct. 4th one. My birthday is October 5th, so… I want it to be out in time :)

  • lozman1122

    Great game, and it’s great to see some awesome box art! I’m curious to see what modifications they made to the triforce fetch quest at the end. Not too much longer until we find out!

  • gamesplayswill

    Nearly as good looking as this:

    • Διονύς84

      is this a buffed version of Squidward?

      • jay

        It’s from the episode where he becomes handsome. It’s a crazy weird episode.

        • Razo_E

          It’s my favorite episode. It’s pretty much the same exact episode as when Moe from the Simpsons got surgery to make himself handsome, but with Sponge Bob characters instead.

          • jay

            Yeah the SpongeBob episode brought out that crazy/creepiness that I love about it. I haven’t seen that Simpsons’ one, now I wanna check it out.

          • Razo_E
          • rcprieto06

            Acidently down voted you… But I fixed it

      • gamesplayswill

        Yeah, he got a door slammed in his face multiple times and this was the out come! XD XD XD

      • Linskarmo

        Basically. I think at this point in that particular show Squidward just looked creepy, actually.

    • nin-10-doughfan

      amazing!

  • springer85

    LMFAO!!!!Only Ninty lovers can get this over excited over a game box art!!!LMFAO!!!
    It;s ANOTHER rehash calm down!!!
    LOL

    • SonicLucario

      Why are you even here?

    • jay

      EVERYONE gets excited over box art. That’s why there’s fan made box art for ps4 games.

  • crocodileman94

    I prefer the japanese one. Which is good, since that’s the one we’ll get in Sweden.

  • Rugmouse

    The real question is what will the Wii U Gamepad tile look like for us Digital folks (I love having my ala carte menu of games at the touch of a button!). The Pikmin 3 tile is amazing =D

    Both versions look great, but there’s something about that golden background that makes it really pop. I am one of those Nintendo deserters (please don’t hate me) that switched consoles after the Nintendo 64, so I will be starting this one fresh…very excited.

    • Christopher Acuna

      Oh man…you missed out on the Gamecube…there was so much greatness on that console! Resident Evil 1 remake, Resident Evil 0, Fzero, Windwaker HD with Ocarina Master Quest, Metroid Prime, Smash Bros, Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Sunshine, Resident Evil 4, I know I missing some but that console had some fantastic games on it…not sure why Nintendo was getting so much hate that gen with all the greatness they gave us.

      ANIMAL CROSSING!!! Forgot about that one…man that was a good a time. lol

      • springer85

        Gamecube?Yeah that was so great that it only sold 32 million compared to its rival ps2 155 million!!!
        LOL

        • kenny Johnson

          You’re right, baby. The PS2 was also good. Your big boy toys are really neat. Good job on picking nice toys, honey bear!

          • springer85

            Your Wii U has failed try not to cry!!!
            LOL

          • SonicLucario

            How can you even say that when the good games didnt even come out yet? The 360 was doing worse then this when it first came out but look at it now, its a great system, people like you like to jump to conclusions

          • Christopher Acuna

            Don’t feed the troll.

          • SonicLucario

            ok ill stop *sigh* >.<

          • Shagpile

            …..

          • NkoSekirei

            how about go play with ur friend patrick star u douche cause ur i.q. is as low as patricks

          • Zelly Jeffers

            Hahaha… Gold.

        • jjmesa14

          Head over to PS4 Daily. Here’s the link http://ps4daily.com/ We don’t need Sony people dissing on Nintendo.

          • Veries Seals

            lol, there is a reason why he is here. There is no interesting news on the PS4 nor the XBox One sites. That’s why we always have trolls in here. It amazes me. Everyone that are not on board with us Wii U owners say we don’t have many games and our console is weak, but yet and still they hang out with us here on Wii U Daily. Even though we know better than them that the Wii U is fantastic and is amazing dropping a steady wave of games since March. I think Nintendo will own the rest of the year and Christmas as well. So let him hang out. He may buy one if he does not have one by the end of the year and become one of us.

        • Ice Climbers

          Gamecube only sold 22 million. Not 32 million. Get your facts straight.

        • Aleksander

          ditt namn som är springer85 måste betyda en sak. antingen är du efterbliven eller så är du en bög :)

        • jay

          it got outsold by a DVD player dude.

        • Andreas Sunde

          Three letters: DVD.

      • jjmesa14

        Forgot Luigi’s Mansion too. The GameCube definitely had some the best Nintendo games ever.

        I think I like the Japanese one better because of the color but the NA one is alright too.

        • jay

          If you haven’t played Luigi’s Mansion You haven’t played the Gamecube

      • Rugmouse

        Oh believe me, I see the error in my ways! I was able to borrow my friend’s gamecube down the road and was able to experience several of the games listed, so no worries there.

        Although – to be fair, I did enjoy several games on my Playstation as well, but there is just something about Nintendo that I have missed so dearly.

      • Ice Climbers

        You forgot Pikmin and Pikmin 2!

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          If he is lucky he may be able to get a hold of the Wii versions of Pikmin 1 and 2. I borrowed Pikmin 1 (Wii Version) from a friend and ended up buying a used copy of Pikmin 2 for Wii for $10. Both great games

      • Nintenjoe82

        You missed: Eternal Darkness, Twin Snakes, Super Monkey Ball (1 &) 2, Rogue Squadron, Twilight Princess, Luigi’s Mansion, Geist, MP: Echoes and Soul Calibur 2 (with Link)…….

        • Christopher Acuna

          FML! DOH! lol

          • Tyran115

            Lugi’s mansion! definitely need to play it!

      • YogiGRB

        beyond good and evil was epic

    • ItzameyaToad

      Im in the same boat as you, I skipped the Gamecube(was too little to really care) and got a PS2 instead. Started off with the N64 skipped Gamecube, picked up a Wii launch year and got a Wii U two months ago.

  • kenny Johnson

    Honey, your toys are nice, too. No need to argue! We can all play with different toys! Doesn’t that sound nice? Huh, Pumpkin?

  • Lusunup

    Gorgeous! the gold really pops out on the box art I may rethink of buying this game just for the box art.

  • kenny Johnson

    Baby doll. I’m speaking to you like a little child, because I suspect you are one. Am I wrong, Pumpkin?

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      Oh look he called you GAY but tried to cover it up by putting a period in instead of an A. Yet he is still allowed to come here and call names and attack people.

  • YoG99

    Gold

  • springer85

    Nintendo sold 65 million wii in the USA!!
    In the USA they do not even care about the Wii U as their focus is on the next gen and pre orders back up my point!!
    $350 for a rushed console, with ZERO games,Zero marketing for the first 9 months is what has killed this console in America!!!

    • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

      ‘k

    • Jandkas

      ZERO? I think you need to go back to school

      • SonicLucario

        He dosnt have a foundation for his arguments, I tried telling him but he dosnt believe me

      • springer85

        I think you were taken for a mug spending $350 on a epic lame console that just has a little bit better graphics than the 6 year old ps3!!
        LOL

        • Mochlum

          Meh, I like my Wii U. The graphics are probably the best they can be with it still being noticeable (I see almost zero difference between PS3/PS4 and Xbox360/XboxOne)

      • Jon

        just don’t even bother responding to him, no matter what you say he just rambles on. Really, everyone should just stopped responding to him so he’d looked like that kid that talks and screams to himself on the playground.

        • Jandkas

          Yeah didn’t notice that till earlier with his name everywhere on the site

    • jay

      ZERO games? WTF?

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    I am clearly unable to choose between the two boxes, they are both so awesome :’]

  • SonicLucario

    Yea what about the Metal Gear HD series remake and the Mass Effect Trilogy series? All they did was remake that and the Mass Effect trilogy changed little to NOTHING on the games. Have a foundation to your trollingness before you start because your falling apart as we speak

    • springer85

      LMFAO Nintendo have made the same rehashes for 30 years!!!!

      • SonicLucario

        So did CoD, and BF, GoW, AC, and other franchises, if it aint broken dont fix it

        • Ice Climbers

          The funny thing is, those franchises haven’t been around anywhere near as long as Mario and Zelda, yet they have gotten stale already. Mario and Zelda aren’t stale yet.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            That’s because they release a new one every 6 months to a year. I know it seems like Nintendo re-hashes their stuff but they do not release a new super mario 2d platformer every year or a new zelda every year. It just seems like they rehash more because their characters are in variety of game types.

        • Austin Burn

          the only thing that is getting to the end of its life on that list, is CoD

  • disqus_1X5DQH2Do3
  • SonicLucario

    Yea that was the beginning of both the 360 and the PS3, this is still the begging of the Wii U, and the economy wasn’t as bad as it was back then so you clearly dont know what your talking about, once again you do not have a foundation for your arguments

    • springer85

      LMFAO the Wii U has nearly been on the market for over a year is no where near still the begining!!!
      The Wii was released in 2006 with Twilight princess then a year later came Mario galaxy!!
      In the Wii U 10 months only Pikmin 3 that was released 2 weeks ago and the big Mario game is a REHASH of Mario on the 3ds!!!

      • SonicLucario

        Yea and the Xbox One is released with CoD or Halo because thats an original series

        • Tyran115

          I feel sad for cod or halo players, its the same thing, same rage.
          Everyone whines about how bad CoD and halo is, but the fact that they get exited every year about a new cod or halo
          people end up saying the same thing: THIS VIDEO GAME SUCK!
          IN MY OPINION.

      • Aleksander

        HAHAHAHAHAH! stick från Wiiudaily :)

      • Ace J

        “LMFAO the Wii U has nearly been on the market for over a year is no where near still the begining!!!”

        it has NOT even been 1 year yet.

  • BIG Franky

    looks awesome…. it keeps the tradition of the GOLD feel to it, but also adds the characters… looks great.

  • Chris Aita

    Wow…

  • Will.F. Martinez

    Don’t care just want to play the game already

  • Zelly Jeffers

    The sepia gold is a really nice touch. I just want the bloody game already!

  • RandroidRampage

    Only in Japan, only in Japan…

  • Maxime Lemieux

    You could stop posting this too, you have put like 7 negative “facts” post on this article and guess what ? It is just a box art, so yeah, no need to talk ’bout anything else that the box art and it looks great imo

    • springer85

      Negative?my comments are the truth and what other gaming sites also report!!
      is hillarious how you Ninty lovers cannot handle the fact that Nintendo has epicly failed with the gimmick u!!

      • SonicLucario

        This sight also posts the negative stuff too, you clearly dont know this sight at all, once again no foundation for your arguments

        • Maxime Lemieux

          I guess we’ll never get rid of them…

          • SonicLucario

            nope but he is running out of troll ideas

      • Maxime Lemieux

        Everyone has preferences, I have a wii u and like it as it is. End of it, I don’t need to be reminded that the console sells poorly worldwide when all I want to see is which boxart others like the most… Nintendo has made money this year thanks to the 3DS and there are legitimately good games headed to the wii u (donkey kong country being my favourtie franchise ever) so seriously, I just don’t care about how the console is doing as long as I get games I like… So either you can’t accept the fact that people actually enjoy the system (which shouldn’t bother you because, you know, you don’t have to come here and play to the wii u) or you are a little brat who love to see people getting angry (which is not how people should act in a society). So either you just stop posting unrelated things to show how good you are at getting numbers to look down on the wii u or just keep being the annoying dude in a site where people come to have fun with other who enjoy what nintendo does…

        Still hope you have a good day man, just stop, it’s really annoying…

      • Aleksander

        I guess your behavor is like this because your mother did not give you much love when you was a child. :)

      • Aleksander

        And by the way…du är en liten fitta som inte fattar nåt om hårdvara hahahahaha! suck on that :)

      • jay

        Truth?

        You said the Wii U has ZERO games?

        Yet it had a better launch line up than the ps4/XBOne.

        So shut up and go play your ps4 already.

      • NkoSekirei

        u failed ur mom troll

    • Clel

      You could also stop feeding him.

      • Ice Climbers

        springer85 is feeding us too.

        • Maxime Lemieux

          Yeah but Clel is right, if we never answer him he might stop and leave

          • Rugmouse

            A good theory, but from my experience we would have to completely stop discussing and supporting Nintendo to ever rid ourselves of forum detractors.

            To be honest, I’m quite interested in what his thoughts are about the box art =D

          • Rugmouse

            I’m guessing he hates the box art because the Wii U hasn’t sold that many consoles…

          • Maxime Lemieux

            Best comment on this page ahah !

          • Ice Climbers

            If anything, us not responding to him would make him feel as if he has been proven right.

          • Maxime Lemieux

            I think is goal is not feeling as he is right but just knowing he made someone angry…

  • WiiUisgaming

    I like more the Japanese version, but I must say that Link and the logo of the game look better on the North American version

  • Nintenjoe82

    If you feed them, they will come.

    • Ice Climbers

      Troll feeding the trolls. We troll him with actual logic.

      • Nintenjoe82

        There is no logic in feeding a troll.

  • Adrian

    Gold is nice. Somebody buy this for me. Thanks!

  • Rugmouse

    Okay, this will be my first and last response to your comments, unless of course you start presenting your arguments in a less abrasive manner.

    This site is a community of gamers that enjoy the Nintendo experience. We come here to discuss news, upcoming titles, and of course share our opinions on the matter at hand (something you have completely ignored in this particular article I might add). People will always have differing opinions, and that is a wonderful (101) thing when it comes to generating discussion.

    I’m confident in the fact that you are simply here to derail topics of discussion, but I really wish you would do some soul searching and realize our positive opinions about Nintendo will not hurt you. Please be respectful of our opinions and feel free to disagree, but please do so in a manner that adds insight to why you believe the way you do and of course does not attack someone that may have a differing viewpoint.

    Oh and one last thing – we are not in competition with other consoles, we are here to discuss Nintendo…period

    • NkoSekirei

      ignore springer hes just plain retarded thats all just like the past trolls

  • Thomas Vienna

    …I like the japanese version better… but they both look great!

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    I definitely prefer the gold packaging as it is more traditional to Zelda IMO. I am very excited to play this game again. I wonder if I can remember all the secrets and locations of stuff

  • jay

    What the hell does this article have to do with the vita?

  • Christopher Acuna

    Cease feeding the trolling friends.

  • jay

    See that’s why you’re stupid. You refuse to learn.

    Go read a book.

    P.S. Here’s a good one to get your noggin goin:

    http://www.amazon.com/Where-Babys-Belly-Button-Lift-/dp/0689835604/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375975860&sr=1-9&keywords=childrens+books

  • jay

    Unless it’s a limited edition pre-order or something I don’t like it.

    The gold tint and sparkles around link make it seem like this Zelda is based around gold. The japanese version fits the colorful theme better and captures the magic of the game.

    • Decker Shado

      My first thing I thought was “Wow… brown? Really?”

      I can see where others see gold, but I liked the more colorful box art of the Japanese version better if I’m to be honest.

  • Yen

    1. Wii U sold better than the Vita.
    2. PSP is still selling better than the Vita.
    3. That “gimmick” resulted in SmartGlass and Remote Play. Nintendo isn’t the only one.

  • jrob23

    This game is going to be a system seller. It will appeal to kids big time and for people like me who haven’t played the first version. It will help introduce Zelda to a whole new generation.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Same as ever but more sexy.

  • jrob23

    yeah troll, the colors, the look of the game, the look of Link will all appeal to younger kids and their parents. The box art also plays a part. Especially if this makes it into a bundle as rumored. Bet on it. Just like I’ll bet on you not showing up around here come Holiday season when sales ramp up

  • jay

    Yeah like Halo remake and Metal Gear HD

  • jrob23

    you just lost any credibility comparing Pikmin to Zelda in popularity. Be gone troll!!!

    • Ice Climbers

      He lost credibility when he said that GameCube sold 32 million.

  • andrewjcole

    Hey! I sent this in!

  • Frankie

    Every 3D Zelda game has a gold cover in North America, it was following the tradition. The Japanese one is also the European cover art.

  • Edawg

    prefer japanese box art for more color, but they both look great. 10/10, would buy

  • Leo

    It looks premium! They definitely did it on purpose to stand out in gaming stores!

  • mr.Goodbar

    Don’t like it. I’m downloading it for sure.

  • mr.Goodbar

    Nintendo hurt your feelings.. it will be ok.

  • Jake

    This is hard, While I am not a fan of it being gold it is supposed to be similar in someway of the GC box art (Color) And and the Japanese one has the color which is cool but is just a poster and I am getting one so, Tie

  • Jon

    I like the Japanese one better, I just like the more colourful art

  • therealruben1

    its so…beautiful

  • Jon

    Dear people of Wii U daily, Just stop responding to Springer85. Just take a look at all the posts he’s made, he is just trying to get people mad and argue with him, why else would he make so many new posts. It is obvious to get as many people as possible when Disqus shows a new message on the page. Just let the guy talk to himself.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    If a golden box was used as well (like the green for luigi) I would say NA > Japanese. Now I say NA > Japanese :)

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    Awww I like the Japanese version better. :(

  • Mochlum

    Yeah, considering I hate how NA Zelda boxarts are always gold and generic, I’m kinda pissed. I was thinking of downloading instead anyway, so it doesn’t matter too much to me.

  • http://www.w-o-n.org/ GoldDreams

    the Japanese art looks better. Why’d they have to ruin the American box by magnifying and turning the entire background gold? As is usual Japan gets the best and we just get the rest…

    • Zuxs13

      The gold is a homage to the old golden cartridges and game boxes of old.so that is why the background is like that..

      • http://www.w-o-n.org/ GoldDreams

        I know. Zelda games have always been packaged in gold here in the states. I’d rather have the Japanese art. with a gold slip case cover that came only with the first editions. Or they could leave out the gold entirely.

  • trevelyn412

    I don’t understand the US version. It’s misleading. Does his wand turn everything to gold? Does no other character besides Link matter so he’s in color? I prefer the Japanese version.

    • Zuxs13

      The gold is a homage to the old golden cartridges and game boxes of old…

  • Zuxs13

    I like it, nice homage to the past, but i wish the whole box was golden too, lets hope the disc is.

  • Linskarmo

    That is awesome. The colors blend wonderfully.

  • Michael Ocampo

    ~sigh~ I really wanted that japanese box art… Not that I don’t like the American version

  • uPadWatcher

    I prefer the GOLD version a whole LOT more!!!!

  • Madmagican

    Personally I like the Japanese cover art more but that’s just my opinion

  • LopsidedPasta

    I honestly prefer the Japanese version

  • makkan

    and now how will the European version look like ?

  • ICHI

    Why you sons of bitches why!!!!!

  • Paul

    Honestly prefer the japanese version. Why dull down the cover of a beautifully vibrant and colorful game? Cover art shouldn’t matter much but who knows, could make some kids pass it up.

  • Mochlum

    …lemme guess, you didn’t read it. With all the time you waist writing tons of comments on this site, you don’t have time to read a few intelligent paragraphs? Strange.

  • TheBritishSonic

    Thank god the EU version is like the JP version

    • Kev

      Looks great but as usual pegi 7 clashes with the colour.

  • jay

    I dare you to beat Pikmin. I bet you play CoD all day thinking it makes you a man, but try beating the Pikmin trilogy I dare ya if you’re so “hardcorez”

  • NkoSekirei

    here we go again the retarded troll pops his head out of his bridge

  • Your money

    JP wins again

  • NkoSekirei

    ur more pathetic then any other troll douchebag do us all a favor and stfu retard

  • Héctor I. Rivera Negrón

    The colors of the Japanese version look pretty good but the gold background of the north American version it’s something else entirely. Incredible what a change of color can do.

  • Kev

    I was worried when I heard we got a gold background. IMO Japan got a much nicer Skyward Sword box art. This one is pretty even.

  • brandon braun

    Eh looks nice in all but i rather have color

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Nice, the Europe box-art will probably be the same as one of these. I’m not sure which I like best, Japanese one is so colourful but the NA one is gold and really striking – but I feel that Link being the only non-gold thing on there looks a bit out of place – but Gold… GGGOOOOLLLLDDDD. No it’s a tie for me.
    – I know a lot of people say the HD part looks a bit weird, I see what they mean but I kinda like it as it reminds me of the blue Z button on GC controllers, still a bit weird though…

  • Kev

    Heh I just opened my gamecube box and realized the front manual has the same basic concept art. They should have used this background model on the original gamecube box.

  • YogiGRB

    It is very nice, but … lovin the jap-art. can’t wait to see the euro-art since i live in Holland

  • Wiiluigi

    I like the color version. But the fold is that classic LOZ Gold. I’m stuck.

  • ZeldaFan83

    The Gold version is cool but I like the more colorful Japanese one better.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Hey Mr Excited what the hell is your Motto LMFAO.

  • the1andonlyIKY

    I like the gold top but love the blue on the bottom. And maybe thebig boss in back having color

  • HackerCrazy

    Bring back the gold case XD

  • Guest

    I actually like the Japanese boxart more. The golden one isn’t bad, but the colors of the other one make it look better.

    In other news, I just love how many times this dude *coughobvioustrollcough* has tried to be the center of attention. Poor little bastard. :)

  • jrob23

    smh

  • MississaugaMaverick

    wow it looks amazing

  • IBlock

    I personally prefer the Japanese box art. Mainly because of the colors. The NA one has like, what? 10? 13?

  • Kev

    How many of you guys will sell, trade or give away your old GameCube copies of Wind Waker?

    • Luffy

      Not me.
      I’m a collectioner, so I keep all my game. :)

      • Kev

        I have the player’s choice edition so my copy is probably worth a little less on the open market.

  • Forbsz

    Japanese looks better.

  • LordiMcKill

    I prefer it with all the characters coloured in rather then them being all-gold and Link being the only one in colour.

  • Zachary Stevens

    you are a dumbass fanboy get the hell outta here stupid.

  • Zachary Stevens

    why don’t you get a life you helpless coward.

  • Aleks

    I would not choose the N.American cover over the Japanese. Also, i was a great fan of this game. I am compelled to share that I am troubled that in comparison videos of the same scenes the Wii U version looks BLURRY and LESS colorful. Check it out. That is dissapointing. If the hardware is in fact “next gen” shouldnt there be NO concessions to any aspect of an enhanced version of a TEN YEAR OLD game from TWO systems ago? I know color, i will b told, is just an artistic decision (which i disagree with- i really liked the originals bright, rich, blue sky compred to the new weak one), but BLURRY backgrounds!? Why would you spend the resources to bother resurrecting a game to make its original strong points weaker? I KNOW i have NOT played it yet, but the comparison videos have me a little worried.

    • Kev

      The blurry background in comparison videos can be caused by a number of things unrelated to the actual gameplay; like a bad capture card/editing software or perhaps the user downloaded the footage from a 3rd party website. It could also be a “heat effect” added by Nintendo to make the player feel like it’s a really hot day. That might explain why footage of outset island appears blurry but the inside of a dungeon does not.

  • kabal_test

    they should give the american version a golden case like the limited edition of the gamecube version had! that would look great!
    but otherwise i like the JP version better…

  • Guest

    Personally I like the Japanese cover because it is more colourful but the NA if I remember correctly from when I saw it in the stores for the Gamecube had the same golden yellow haze look as well so I guess they want to keep it original which is fine because it still looks great.

  • Cubester_64

    I like both. The reason there is a gold tint on the NA box is because of the old English/Latin sailor maps had that gold look to them, while there is color on the Japan box due to no real European sailor history that I know of.

  • fireheartis1

    I like the North American one, but I think I like the Japanese one a little better.

  • Yerba_Sutra

    When I first saw the Japanese box art I LOVED it… but I couldn’t help but feel disappointed that it didn’t resemble the gold cover from the original GCN packaging. Now it does! And I got the set of posters from Club Nintendo this year, so I will have the American box art on my game case and the Japanese box art to hang on my wall. :)

  • JBeauregard

    Instant excitement in my pants! I already paid for mine!