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Zelda: Breath of the Wild – North American vs. European boxart comparison

Posted on January 13, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Images, Switch, Wii U

he Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will have different boxarts in North America and Europe. The one on the left is for the states, while the one on the right is for PAL territories. Which do you prefer?

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  • TDude73

    The North American art looks legendary… and the European art looks more colorful.

    • LOLametro

      The NA version looks cooler/more “legendary”, but the EU version represents game better IMO. But both are nice, I couldn’t decide which one is better.

      • TDude73

        I understand how you feel, buddy. I find it extremely difficult to find which box art cover is better.

    • Exy

      They’re both good, but I like the more thoughtful, subdued North American art more. Why does European Breath of the Wild Link gotta look past his shoulder like he knows he’s being watched?

  • Kira – HylianKeyblade

    A bit funny that I could actually β€œfeel” which one was the European and the American one before I saw which one was who, and got to say as a European that I am really happy with the European boxart ^^.

    Less than 2 month of wait now, which isn’t really that long :-).

  • Roto Prime

    I will be buying both, there too beautiful not to add to my collection!

  • Joshua Tiberius L

    Both are awesome, would be nice if it came with reversible covers

  • MagcargoMan

    I’d prefer the NA art with the colours of the PAL boxart.

    • ForeVision

      I do like the blue, it reminds me of winter and snow.

  • chancetime

    I like the NA art better, but I really associate BOTW with the colour blue so I feel EUR fits better.

  • Felipe Kalil

    Considering that they are region lock free, you should buy the one with the cover of your preference. πŸ™‚

    • β‰ˆ KobobKC β‰ˆ ^.^

      I’ll buy the one that costs less, which is the one I prefer anyway, the NA one.

  • KnightWonder

    Getting a little off topic here, but I think I’ve found a solution to the battery situation.

    • TheWeasel

      Let’s hear it.

      • KnightWonder

        So a few months ago I ended up buying a portable battery charger, mostly because I was going on vacation and needed my IPod tunes. So I bought one for $19 off Amazon and got an extra 4-5 hours out of it.

        • TheWeasel

          Ah yes, it would be a simple matter of getting a certified micro USB Type C cable and using it in conjunction with the battery to give the Switch a charge while you’re out.

          • ForeVision

            Also hello Weasel, been a while has it not?

          • TheWeasel

            It has been a long while, haha. After E3 I got very busy and the insane amount of news, articles, comments at the time was just too much for me to want to come back to just yet.

            I decided to come back now that we have this very exciting news.

            How have you been?

          • ForeVision

            Pretty good, so how do you like what you see of the Switch so far? I’m still curious as to those specs.

          • TheWeasel

            Well, I’m liking it so far.

            To be honest, what has me most excited are the Joy-Con controllers and how their features can be used to play games in brand new ways. I’m excited to see what kind of gameplay we can get later on once Nintendo starts getting experience with how the new controllers can be used best.

            As for the more traditional side of things, I am more than satisfied with the games from Nintendo themselves and will be getting them.

            I’m don’t normally play third party games but I am glad nonetheless that the Switch seems to be getting that support.

            I’ve got high hopes and I look forward to March 3rd and BOTW. πŸ™‚

          • ForeVision

            I’m not sure about the joy-cons, it depends on the responsiveness for me. I’ve played the Wii and even with the better more responsive motion controls, they didn’t do it for me. If these are precise enough, and feel good I might give them a chance.

            That said I’m an old, traditional gamer, and I look forward to Fire Emblem Warriors, the RPG from Square, Xenoblade 2, BotW etc, which I will get myself a pro-controller for. That said, I can see how games like 1,2, Switch and Arms suits people different than me, yet we can both enjoy the same system with our own liking of games.

            I will probably get Skyrim, since I only own the normal one with 1 DLC on PC, and would probably give it another shot (gonna have to get used to controllers though, I game on PC 70% of the time these days, 30% goes to Pokemon)

            Also, many of these experiences are single-player, but I do enjoy me my co-op, so I’ll be on the lookout for titles like that (not pvp though, League of Legends has permanently damaged me in that regard)

          • TheWeasel

            I do hope those traditional games make up the meat of the system’s library, and I look very much forward to them. I don’t usually shy away from new play styles if they are fun and entertaining.

            Single player suits me just fine, I don’t normally play multiplayer, and much less online. I hope the hardware itself is simply capable, competent, and runs smoothly and reliably.

          • ForeVision

            I agree with the traditional games part, very much so. As for the multiplayer part, it’s fun to play with friends, whether local co-op or online multi, but having it is a boon for the console, if only to increase longevity for games and get more people to get the console.

          • TheWeasel

            Yeah, multiplayer games definitely stay active longer due to the involvement of all the players, so Nintendo needs to make sure that the Switch gets its fair share of quality multiplayer games.

          • KnightWonder

            Not only that, but since you can play the Switch while it’s charging, you won’t really have to stop. Unless you don’t mind waiting for another charge.

          • ForeVision

            People on Gamespot are going insane over the battery life, 32GB and “it being weaker” than the competition. Personally I do not see what the fuss is about, I see games that I like, and they look pretty good graphics wise. Here’s hoping they run at a good stable frame-rate.

          • KnightWonder

            Zelda looks to run much better on the Switch, as does Mario. But yeah, I’m someone who, when faced with a problem, will find a way around it.

          • ForeVision

            And they do, at least, allow extra memory to be added on. As for specs, we still don’t know the full picture (‘d love to know really) but with this many people having games, and the updating Skyrim, I honestly can’t see how it would be underpowered.

          • Stuart

            Seeying the new Mario Odyssey and when you compare to Mario 3D World…3D World have amizing visuals,but this looks so much better. I’ve never seen Mario so expressive before. I don’t know about the specs,if it is above or bellow XOne,but it looks like a big step forward from Wii U.

          • ForeVision

            For sure, but I’d just like to know the EXACT specs, if anything to tell those who are riffing on them to chill, as they’re probably not as horrible as they’d like to think. That said, the stream chat (as stupid as it is) is going berserk on Paid Online, and I do share that sentiment as I’d really like to know the exact specifications (price what exactly you’re paying for etc)

  • Tlink7

    Love both, but I like me some primary colours, so the EU one is my fav <3

  • ForeVision

    Each look good in their own way. The NA one is cool/legendary (as TDUde puts it) while the European one gives me “The beginning of a new journey” vibes.

  • Blanco8x8

    The EU box art looks a little too much like Xenoblade.

    • TDude73

      (British accent): I’m really feeling it!

      • Tlink7

        I cannot read that phrase without a British accent anymore

        • TDude73

          You win.

        • ForeVision

          Oh, I’ve got a real good one for you if you want British accent. You’ll NEVER have water sound the same way ever again. Sadly can’t find a youtube video, but if you’ve played Warhammer End Times – Vermintide and played Morr’s Field you’ll know what I mean.

          • Tlink7

            Do they say it like ”WA’ER” or something? xD

  • Luke WalkingMoonTree

    The NA one is badass but the EU one fits the title of the game more

  • YamiryuuZero

    Both look gorgeous!
    And now that we don’t have the stupid Region Lock anymore, we can choose which one we want! πŸ˜€

  • Alex Jones

    There’s something refreshing about the pose Link does in the EU version. The “looking-over-the-shoulder” thing is quite dramatic and on top of that, the sight of the blue & green coolness of the setting fits the game’s title.

    The NA version, on the other hand, to put it simply…Epic and Legendary, which is apt since it is a Legend of Zelda offering.

    Both are ready for adventure and breathing with Life.

  • Pan Naan

    I love the lighting in the left one

Related Game Info


Platform: SWITCHWII U
Genre: ACTIONADVENTURE
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release date: March 3, 2017
OWN IT: 26 [I own this game]
BEAT IT: 11 [I beat this game]
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