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Hero of Legend
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(12-28-2012, 10:46 PM)
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This is one rare case of there being an official game with the ESRB on it to have a different box on it in two different locations, have a look:



Back:

http://i.minus.com/ib20z1VTEhnGoY.jpg

Inside and cart:

http://i.minus.com/iYAdt3oqmLYj8.jpg

Here's what we got:



Back for comparison:

http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespo...72011_back.jpg

The cartridge is the same, as is the manual I think.

One other example I think might be Custom Robo for GC, I think Canada got the JP art, while the US got a more generic one just featuring the main robot?



Can Americans confirm that was their box?

As for Zelda, damn I'd love to get that, minus the green triangle on the back cover and obviously the SA label, it's exactly like a NA box. Looks way better than the actual NA box. :( It'd be a nice collector's item as well. :D
Secret Fawful
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(12-28-2012, 10:47 PM)
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The custom-made cover I use right there. It really is far better.
JonStark
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(12-28-2012, 10:47 PM)
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The golden box was a gift to early buyers in Europe.
Supermanisdead
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(12-28-2012, 10:48 PM)
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They used that artwork for one of the months on this year's desk calendar. It's really amazing.
Hero of Legend
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(12-28-2012, 10:48 PM)
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Shame there's no HQ print of it online. :'( Though someone could easily just tweak the EU box with the ESRB logo...
Hot Coldman
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(12-28-2012, 10:48 PM)
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I'm pretty sure the Limited Edition cover that came with the Zelda 3DS in the UK had a reversible cover, so you could flip between gold cover and pretty Hyrule Field cover.

I love it.
dc89
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(12-28-2012, 10:48 PM)
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I like the first box art posted in the OP!
Het_Nkik
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(12-28-2012, 10:49 PM)
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Ah, slide the insert up a little! It's going to get damaged!
tamaster92
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(12-28-2012, 10:49 PM)
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Pretty sure that's the art on the uk box I own
polyh3dron
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(12-28-2012, 10:49 PM)
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WHY YOU NO RIKE US BOX
hardcastlemccormick
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(12-28-2012, 10:49 PM)
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I saw that picture a lot for the promo materials. Pretty great.
Wix
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(12-28-2012, 10:50 PM)

Originally Posted by tamaster92

Pretty sure that's the art on the uk box I own

Yup, thats the European box art.
Hero of Legend
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(12-28-2012, 10:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by tamaster92

Pretty sure that's the art on the uk box I own

Yeah it's the JP and EU cover, but the only way to get it with the ESRB logo is as shown above.
JustAnotherOtaku
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(12-28-2012, 10:50 PM)
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That's the UK boxart too.
tamaster92
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(12-28-2012, 10:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Yeah it's the JP and EU cover, but the only way to get it with the ESRB logo is as shown above.

Ah I see :)
Canis lupus
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(12-28-2012, 10:51 PM)
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Same as the EU one.
Dion Blaster
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(12-28-2012, 10:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

Yeah it's the JP and EU cover, but the only way to get it with the ESRB logo is as shown above.

Isn't no ESRB logo an improvement?
Aquamarine
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(12-28-2012, 10:56 PM)

Originally Posted by polyh3dron

WHY YOU NO RIKE US BOX

JAPAN BOX IS BEST BOX
Dark-VIII
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(12-28-2012, 11:01 PM)
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I am living in Saudi Arabia and when the game was released i had the choice of getting one of the two as both were available here
i prefered the golden one and i wanted that club nintindo code to get the soundtrack cd and the other one didnt have it.
Last edited by Dark-VIII; 12-28-2012 at 11:06 PM.
Artemisia
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(12-28-2012, 11:11 PM)
I don't understand why that was not the US box. Who the hell decided against it in favor of the one we have a now?
timcsavage
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(12-28-2012, 11:14 PM)

Originally Posted by tamaster92

Pretty sure that's the art on the uk box I own

Ditto, it was a wallpaper from a Nintendo site to I think, I had it on my desk top for a while.
Gospel
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(12-28-2012, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

One other example I think might be Custom Robo for GC, I think Canada got the JP art, while the US got a more generic one just featuring the main robot?



Can Americans confirm that was their box?

My case has some comic panel looking things with cgi robos in each one. looks better than this one but not by much.

edit: yea, it looks like our US boxart is the same as the JP one. I hated the CG art craze last gen.
Madao
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(12-28-2012, 11:19 PM)
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in which region is that version? or does it have its own region?
Hero of Legend
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(12-28-2012, 11:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gospel

My case has some comic panel looking things with cgi robos in each one. looks better than this one but not by much.

edit: yea, it looks like our US boxart is the same as the JP one. I hated the CG art craze last gen.

So it might've been a pre-release box then. Thanks. :) You got yours in a store in person right? Sometimes online stores ship Canadian versions which feature bilingual boxes.
Gospel
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(12-28-2012, 11:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero of Legend

So it might've been a pre-release box then. Thanks. :) You got yours in a store in person right? Sometimes online stores ship Canadian versions which feature bilingual boxes.

Yup, from a store. I think it was an ebgames or something but it was so long ago that i'm not super sure.
NickMitch
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(12-28-2012, 11:32 PM)
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My box had both covers. I just turned the paper and it was printed on both sides..one gold and one with riding link
Chittagong
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(12-28-2012, 11:37 PM)
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Wait, other countries use ESRB too? I thought it was an US self regulating body

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