Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - Box Art Brawl
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Welcome back to another edition of Box Art Brawl!

Before we dive into this week's face-off, let's quickly recap what happened last time when we asked you to pick a favourite design between the two regional cover art options for Beyond Good and Evil. This was a slightly closer-fought contest than we have seen in recent weeks, but the European cover ultimately came out on top with 59% of the vote, while North America took 41%.

This week, we have had a fair amount of Zelda on our minds (can't imagine why), so we have decided to keep the series front and centre as we match up the two different covers for 2007's The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

The DS title has proven to be something of a divisive one for the series, with many putting it in the lower sections of their Zelda rankings. It is true, this might not be one of Link's finest moments, but the Wind Waker sequel still holds a special place in our hearts — and we should all relish the chance to see Toon Link at every opportunity we get.

As for the cover art, this week presents an interesting one where there is a close overlap between the European and Japanese designs, both of which stand in contrast to one used in North America. Combining the similarities, we are left with a good old-fashioned duel on our hands.

Let's meet this week's competitors.

Be sure to cast your votes in the poll below; but first, let's check out the box art designs themselves.

Europe / Japan

Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - EU/JP
Image: Nintendo

Tell us that you are doing a Wind Waker sequel without saying that you are doing a Wind Waker sequel. This cover is all about the sea exploration elements — fair play, that is a pretty big portion of the game — with all of the focus being on Link, Captain Linebeck and their boat. Say what you will about the game itself, but this is a pretty iconic cover.

North America

Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - NA
Image: Nintendo

The North American cover, by comparison, throws the sea iconography out of the window and leaves it sleeping with the fishes. Link and Linebeck still take centre stage, but this treasure map-like design instead sees the pair surrounded by brown, with the spooky shape of the Ghost Ship looming behind them. It might not be quite as clear on hammering home its Wind Waker ties, but the nautical theme definitely carries over.

Which region got the best Zelda: Phantom Hourglass box art?

Thanks for voting! We'll see you next time for another round of the Box Art Brawl.