Wild Files 02: The Box Art
Above is the Japanese/American box art and the European box art for Breath of the Wild,
which is my most hype and anticipated game of 2017, obviously, otherwise why would I even bother?
I'm a really big fan of both, but especially the American version (thankfully, since it's the one I'll be seeing on store shelves). Aside from the fact that the art itself is simply majestic (and that it shows off that hot new blue tunic that I really want to become Link's new main attire even though it won't), I think it does a fantastic job of selling the idea of there being a big, open world to explore.
The lack of a gold filter is also appreciated; I feel like it has been way
overdone in recent years, and the cover of A Link Between Worlds
in particular lost some of its luster by being converted into a monochromatic gold image.
I think there's something to be said about the logo as well - it lacks the traditional red color, something only Majora's Mask
(purple) and Four Swords Adventure
(green) have done, I think. Its decrepit state hints at the ruined state that Hyrule has reached before the adventure begins, and hints at a time long since past - which seems to be a major part of the game's story if the latest trailer was any indication. The Japanese logo
goes even further, eschewing the typical logo and basing it upon the logo of the very first game in the series; while the American logo is still nice, a part of me does wish that the same had been done for us. It would have helped to set this game apart even more, as special as it is.
As for the European box art, while I don't like it as much as the American version, I do like that Link almost seems to be looking directly at you as if to invite you with him on the adventure - something that I don't think the series has done before.
I can't wait until I can see this game on store shelves.
Which cover art do you like more?