Aug 2nd, 2013


Nintendo has released the box art for the Japanese version of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker for Wii U. No European or North American box art has been revealed yet, but we’re betting the box art will be very similar across the regions. Japanese gamers will be able to enjoy this classic on Wii U on September 26th.

What do you think of the box art? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • DVE

    I got a boner from looking at this anyone else? SHIT IS EPIC :O

    • RARE

      I got two boners.

      • DVE

        :O xD ewwwww lol

      • Nintedward

        Dual Nipple erection ?

        • Steven_Segal


        • Wii Uoops!

          These are some interesting reactions.

  • RARE

    I want this. I want this now.

    • Steven_Segal

      Go back to making Kinect Sports Rivals! (it’s a joke)

      • Ducked

        No, he needs to go back to making Banjo Koozie xD

        • Steven_Segal

          meh, I don’t think they have the capacity to make a BK under Micro$oft!

          • Ducked

            They could pull it off if it didn’t involve nuts and bolts lol

          • Steven_Segal


            Edit: But I don’t think Microsoft would wanted that. They would rather make a $hitty shooter than a great platformer.

          • Ducked

            Well shooters are Xbox’s main fanbase, so it probably be better off with Nintendo. Infact it would.

          • Shaise

            What if they make a new subsidiary in the UK , hire all the old rare staff & get the rights to BK, Conker, you know all those Rare IPs, Microsoft could careless! Because they’re only having Rare make Kinect sports rivals, its an invaded studio! Would you like to sign my petiton? Its for what I said above, go to

          • Steven_Segal

            All those IP’s were by Rare, not Nintendo (Killer Instinct, Banjo Kazooie, Conker, Perfect Dark, Blast corps, Gemini Jet force) so they would only be able to make the Donkey Kong games.

    • Orto

      I think the box art would be better if they had some other zelda characters on it. Such as vaati and midna as this wouls make it more epic plus increase sales from zelda fan boys

      • Hamzilla22

        Vaati and midna aren’t even in this game, adding it to the cover would make absolute no sense,

        • Orto

          Vaati was not in the game however is part of the greater zelda story. Without vaati there would be no great flood hence no windwaker storyline

          • RoboticLink

            Yeah, why don’t we stick Mario and Donkey Kong in there too!

          • RoboticLink

            It only makes sense! Without the original Donkey Kong, Shigeru Miyamoto never would of had a second chance to create Mario Bros. and without the success of Mario Bros., Zelda may not have existed
            Let’s face it, Vaati isn’t gonna be on the box

          • Dodge Pribyl

            And Sackboy! And Harry Mason! And Son Goku!

          • RoboticLink

            Why not!! Heck, let’s put Master Chief in there!

          • Shong

            Hell, let’s add Goku, Naruto, Ichigo, and Ridley!

          • NintendoNoob

            That’s what makes Zelda such a fun game, some of the key elements that explain what happened before the game started aren’t there, which leaves you to try to figure out how Hyrule got flooded and that (IMO) is very VERY fun and entertaining

      • Kevin Sepulveda

        I don’t think they should put something on the cover if it wont make an appearance in the actual game.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Do you even play Zelda? Heck, I’ve never played Wind Waker before, and even I know the characters you mentioned aren’t in it.
        Vaati and Midna are from COMPLETELY different games. (Vaati is from The Minish Cap, and Four swords. While Midna is from Twilight Princess.)

        You seriously don’t make any sense. With logic like yours, should all Mario games have DK (Donkey Kong) on the box cover? I think not. And, your idea is terrible. If Nintendo put Vaati and Midna on the box cover of Wind Waker, they’d be false advertising! Thus, people would be mad at Nintendo!

        Ever heard of the game, Aliens Colonial Marines? Two words, FALSE….ADVERTISING!

        • Orto

          Aliens colonial marines was a hit ( in terms of sales). If you add big names to the front of the wind waker cover such as the sages and the wind fish then you are appealing to an entire generation of game fans=more sales. End of discussion.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            You’re very stupid, you know that? Aliens was not a hit, in fact the company was almost sued for false advertising (I don’t know if they actually DID get sued.)

            You can’t add characters on a box cover that ISN’T in the game. Like for instance, if Nintendo really did put Midna on the box cover of Wind Waker, and she wasn’t actually in the game. I’d be VERY mad. Midna is my favorite character ever. And if they put her on the box cover, then I should expect her to be in the game. And not just for greedy purposes.

          • Andreas Sunde

            Nintendo actually cares about their image.

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  • Baum 「ツリー」

    That’s been my Desktop Background for a month now 😀

    EDIT: Japanese Monster Hunter Frontier G cover has also been revealed 😉

  • Graham Gillman

    It’s the same as the Club Nintendo Poster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • RoboticLink

      I think it is, not very original though…
      But it’s still really nice

  • Brandon Gardner

    When is the exact release date for the US?

    • Clel

      It’s not out yet, all we know is “October”

      • RoboticLink

        Can’t wait till “October”

    • 00EpicGamer00

      According to Gamefly. It’s coming out October 31.

  • Nintedward

    That looks beautiful! Still prefer the Pikmin 3 one though personally 😉

  • Nintenjoe82

    I have a half finished game on my GC.

    Do I finish it and not buy this til it comes down to a cheap price or shall I ignore my unfinished go and start again with gamepad features….

    • RoyRelapse

      drop the game and wait, seriously, it’s worth it.

  • Nintyfan

    I hope the US box art will be like this. The gold color box is nice and all, but this is more colorful, eye catching, and less bland.

    • The Clockwork Being

      I agree i dont want the japanese to keep the awesome box art

  • Steven_Segal

    Nintendo needs to release games simultaneously!!

  • DVE

    Ok when I get this game this will at least be over the 9000 time that I beat this masterpiece of a game 🙂

  • The Clockwork Being

    No one can look at this and say they aren’t curious about the game when they want to buy a Wiiu

  • Antar Rodríguez

    i like it, another think i would have liked its that you could go underwater, this is the only zelda game (i think) where you cannot go underwater even if the game is based on a big ocean

  • DVE

    I love art and ………..

    • Ducked

      This is getting old quickly…

  • Brandon Gardner
    • RARE

      “Aonuma states that playing through all 5 dungeons simultaneously will feel like one giant Water Temple (from Ocarina of Time).”

      I was SO on board until this sentence.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Oh my god O.O
      I know it said it could be unconfirmed information, but……when I read the line:
      ” The game is using the E3 2011 Tech Demo graphics. The Tech Demo was actually footage from a pre-Alpha version. The game is a direct sequel to Twilight Princess.”
      My hear literally skipped a beat. I think i’m going to cry (tears of joy, of course.)

      “All the NPCs will be voiced. They will speak in a fictional language that will represent Hylian.”
      So, does this mean we still have text boxes, but the characters actually talk in a hylian language? Kind of like how Midna, and Fi spoke. Also, does this mean Link will speak as well? I wouldn’t have a problem with that, since he wouldn’t be speaking English, he’ll still be making random gibberish sounds.

    • Mochlum

      99% sure that is fake. They already said that the game will have a completely different art style, different then the tech demo, on multiple occasions. And, WHO THE HELL WOULD WANT ANOTHER TEMPLE(s?) LIKE THE WATER TEMPLE?

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Who’s to say Nintendo didn’t change their mind?

        • Mochlum

          I know, but they said that they’re doing a unique art style very recently. I highly doubt this plan is true… and if it is… I wouldn’t be a big fan…

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Why? The tech demo was awesome looking 😀
            Or, are you talking about the whole article in general? If so, then yeah, I don’t like the “water temple” deal. But it couldn’t be THAT bad…right?

          • Mochlum

            I’d be okay with the tech demo graphics, just not the whole “rivaling Skyrim thing”. Zelda should stay Zelda, not try to rival other games.And also, at first the multiple dungeon thing sounded interesting, but then I read “like the Water Temple”.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            I think what he means with the whole “Skyrim” deal is that, he wants to try and create the feeling you get when playing Skyrim.
            You know, a huge open-world. Where there’s so many countless things you can do in the game. That’s what he means. He doesn’t literally want to make it exactly like Skyrim. He just wants Zelda to be as open-world as Skyrim.

            By “water temple” do you mean the one from Ocarina of Time? Though, I actually haven’t gotten to the water temple…yet. The only Zelda game (my very first, actually) that I’ve gotten to the water temple (and beaten the game) is Twilight Princess (and technically Skyward Sword, as well.) And, may I just say the water temple in TP isn’t THAT difficult, once you do it a couple of times.

          • Mochlum

            I know, I just don’t think Zelda would work with a Skyrim overworld. Zelda and Skyrim are COMPLETELY different games, I don’t see why they’re compared so often. Zelda with that huge of an overworld but keeping the same game mechanics just wouldn’t work, at least not in my opinion…

  • Mark Thom

    box art looks good 🙂

  • Wii Uoops!

    This is… I… I am speechless…
    Just… wow… the colors… the everything… gorgeous… I cannot stop… looking at it…

  • Nintendo4life

    I beat this when it first came out on the gamecube and can’t wait for this HD version..Nintendo rocks

  • Starfoxguy

    Looks nice!

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Oh my good this box looks sleek and sexy.

  • SonicLucario

    I am soooooooooooooooo excited for this game!!!!

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    Well guys, I’m trying my hand being a Nintendo hater.

    Let me know if nailed it or failed it.

    See where this life takes me.

    I’ll try not to lose any brain cells.

    • Marcus Navarro

      You forgot the attempt at being over-analytical for nothing and the false facts.
      Besides that, pretty much nailed it.

    • Zombie Boy

      Springer85, is that you?

    • Wii Uoops!

      In response to your attempt:
      “I think it’s trying to talk to us. What do we do?”

    • ICHI

      What is it! Blood! Hope this is not Chris’s blood! You were almost a Jill sandwich!

  • Super Buu

    So colorful

  • Negatron99


  • Scott Duperree

    looks great!

  • Daniel Worthington

    Awesome. The end.

  • david jarman

    Throw ya hands up! Throw ya hands up!

  • Jake

    This is way better than the original box art. I was going to download it till now

  • Sam

    It’s….beautiful. *sniff* *sniff*

  • RoboticLink

    I hope the other versions look like this, it’s really nice!! But let’s face it, the box art could be the ugliest thing since Michael Pachter and we would all still buy it

  • Archiq09

    the box is good :3

  • RARE

    I wanted the game as a digital release because I knew I was never gonna sell it but now I want the box.

  • Mochlum

    I love this boxart. If this gets replaced by another one of those generic gold boxarts, I’m just gonna download it. Also, this type of boxart in NA/EU would really interest consumers more then the boring OOT3D style ones.

    Also, it is September 26th in Japan now? I hope it isn’t too much longer after until it comes in NA/EU. So excited.

  • Ducked

    I like this box art, but I’m glad we’re getting a different one…

  • Sidney Majurie

    I hope ours is like this. Much better than the boring gold background and just the title like the Gamecube NA art was. This is just more vibrant and representative of the actual game 🙂

  • Ice Climbers

    For those of you who are planning to buy the digital version of Pokemon X/Y, the game is 1.7 GB of data, which is about 14,000 blocks.

  • Wayne Beck

    This Box Art was one of the Platinum level Club Nintendo Reward Posters. It’s absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to play it again.

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    Nice, better than the Iron Man 3 poster 😛

  • Frankie

    Great boxart.

  • YiyeUniverseMB

    Love it! The blue of the Wii U box fits the water theme, but that’s probably a coincidence!

  • Dodge Pribyl

    This game won’t sell. Judging from the box art, this game seems to be a beautiful masterpiece. If there isn’t a black or white background with someone holding a gun, people will pass it up.

    • Kyle


  • mario hernandez

    I realy want this but i prefer majoras mask

  • Tails the Foxhound

    Maybe I can finally 100% the Figures this time around.

  • BIG Franky

    i love everythign about it but would only prefer Link be holding his sword & shield….. keep everythign else the same though…

  • Stephanie Cardenas

    it’s beautiful:’D

  • Tim van Broekhoven


  • Shelim Uddin

    I prefer this to the old america and europe box art for ww.

  • I hope America gets this awesome box art. But I doubt it. We’ll probably get the usual generic crap art.

  • Leo

    It looks so beautiful!

  • Jonathan George Anaya

    I want a Gold Wii U bundled with this game. Call it Wario-like greed, but, this game holds fond memories for my Ex. She couldn’t play in 3D environments until Wind Waker came out. The absence of difficulty made it a great playground for her to develop hand eye coordination. Why do I bring this up? Because she was a Gold Digger!

  • Ryebread

    this is already my laptop wallpaper. So exited for this game!

  • revolution

    Awesome cover.

  • therealruben1

    isnt that one of the posters for the club nintendo gold/platnim rewards

  • I_I

    it’s fit perfectly with the blue Wii U CD case layout . I wish for the next Zelda to have a golden or a green layout that would be cool

  • Destructonator101

    I wonder if anyone would make a gold plated wii u…

  • discuss

    Looks cool

  • Michael Ocampo

    It’s… It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  • Linskarmo

    Very nice. The US will probably get a really lame box cover, if it ends up anything like book covers. XD. I doubt that though.

  • Link Slayer

    Thats a pretty kick ass art work. I love that case

  • Jeovany

    Wasn’t the box art already available to see before this

  • david daniel wharton camacho

    i dont like it that much…. it seems a little bit too full

  • Mezut360

    Oh… That’s the poster art I received at Pax Aus

  • YogiGRB

    Love it, hope euro-art is same ….. starts praying 😛

  • Deadpool U

    I’ve just the seen the past and it is awesome.