Posted on May 24 2011 by Mases Hagopian
Personally, I think the Japanese and European artwork is significantly better. This has been the case for pretty much the entire history of the Zelda series. For whatever reason, it seems Nintendo always just gives the American versions more simplistic or generic looking boxes. The Japanese artwork looks so fresh and bright, making it look like quite an adventure. The American piece just seems to the missing that. This was the case with recent Zelda titles as well including Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. However, it has been the case dating all the way back to the original Legend of Zelda for the Famicom Disk System and Nintendo Entertainment System.
Ocarina of Time 3D just got an official release date of June 30th in Australia. It will be releasing on the 19th here in the United States. Be sure to voice your thoughts about the various versions of box artwork by posting in the comments below.
Related: Ocarina of Time 3D Walkthrough