Game characters look different in different parts of the world, and sharp-eyed blogger Matthew Green noticed that Zelda's Link is showing more attitude for his release in the U.S. than in Europe. Aggression sells better in America?

Green told me that this is part of a trend, one I'd not been privy to. It goes back to Kirby, that pink puffball of a Nintendo character who was given some angry eyebrows for his American release.

Based on Green's comparison of the boxarts I've reprinted here, Europe will be sold the upcoming DS game The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks with Link the train conductor. America gets a swordsman. For a little more on the comparison and its history, check out the original article.

American Link Is Hardcore [Press The Buttons]