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? local_offer Nintendo The Legend of Zelda wii u wind waker hd stars Further Reading Switch vs Wii U game case size comparison Miyamoto dismisses the Wii U as a “nece 6 reasons to grab a Nintendo Switch before March 6 reasons to skip the Nintendo Switch for now Nintendo Switch Amazon Pre-Order Watch the Nintendo Switch reveal live! DVE :O WolfgangAmadeusMozart http://www.structuregaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Shut-Up-And-Take-My-Rupees.jpg DVE LMAOL xD OMG I never seen that one xD Zelly Jeffers Hahahahaha… Too flippin’ awesome. SonicLucario Oh wow It reminds me of the original NA box art 😀 but I like the Japan box art a bit more because its more colorful but it still looks great 😀 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 😀 Clel . 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 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmoelian 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! 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? 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!!! 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? 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. 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 remove region blocking http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/nintendo-stop-region-blocking-make-the-3ds-and-wii-u-region-free 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! 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. Sylux If a golden box was used as well (like the green for luigi) I would say NA > Japanese. Now I say NA > Japanese 🙂 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. 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.. 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!